Rainbow Sash Movement (GLBT Catholics) Asks the Human Rights Campaign Fund to Be Vigilant and Fair About Supreme Court Nominee John Roberts

Aug 04, 2005, 01:00 ET from Rainbow Sash Movement

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Fundamentalists on the right and the
 left claim to have the truth about who best can serve their agenda on the
 Supreme Court. Joe Murray, the US Convener of the Rainbow Sash Movement (GLBT
 Catholics), responds to Human Rights Campaign (GLBT Political Organization)
 President Joe Solmonese's recently released statement with a question: What is
 more important for a member of the Supreme Court? Integrity or agenda?
     Murray further said, "As a GLBT National Catholic organization, we are
 heartened by the news that John Roberts provided assistance to the plaintiffs
 in Romer v. Evans, the case that overturned Colorado's anti-gay Amendment 2 in
 1996. As a Catholic, I hope the stereotype of Catholicism in the GLBT
 community is not steering the views of the Human Rights Campaign Fund in this
 matter.  How can integrity hurt our community?
     As a religious organization we do not think it is our place to either
 endorse Judge John Roberts, or not. But we do challenge the Human Rights
 Campaign to be fair and open minded about Judge Roberts. Do not make his faith
 an issue."
     Murray further said, "As GLBT Catholics, we call for prayers during this
 process. It is our firm belief that human rights are the concern of both
 Democrats and Republicans, and there are people of good will in both camps. I
 call on my brother, Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign Fund
 to be vigilant, but also be fair on the Judge John Roberts issue."

SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement