CHICAGO, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Eastern Church and Western
Church have failed to uphold the Gospel call of Jesus Christ by promoting
violence against Gay/Lesbian people. In Catholic Poland we are witnessing
the same views and behaviors that promoted anti-Semitism, only now it is
being promoted against Gay and Lesbian People. Gay and Lesbian People are
being bullied and attacked in the streets. In Moscow the circus of Orthodox
religious leaders promoting violence against Gays and Lesbians reminds us
also of the dark days of anti-Semitic behavior of hate. Lesbians and Gays
wish to have a Gay Pride Parade in Moscow, why the violence over this?
Both religious communities inhabit different moral universes, avoiding
the challenge of understanding and communicating with Gay and Lesbians.
Both Catholic and Orthodox leadership's mindsets are unthinking prejudice,
or a rationalization for the desire to control others. They operate out of
fear and a theology of lies.
We are calling on the World Council of Churches to raise their voice in
the protection of innocent gay and lesbian lives. You can no longer sit on
the fence; either you support the gospel call to respect all life with
dignity and love, or you do not.
Gay and Lesbian Catholics now understand how hallow are the words of
the Vatican that all Gay and Lesbian Catholics must be treated with dignity
and respect, because of their silence on this matter. We call on our
brothers and sisters in both Russia and Poland to protect their lives, and
be safe. Yours and ours is a just cause. We will hold you in our hearts as
we enter Catholic Cathedrals on Pentecost Sunday across the United States.
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SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement