The Rainbow Sash Movement (Gay and Lesbian Catholics) challenges Responsible Christian Leadership to address the Promotion of Hate

Jul 11, 2015, 16:50 ET from Rainbow Sash Movement

CHICAGO, July 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rainbow Sash Movement (LGBT Roman Catholics) is calling on responsible Christian leadership to speak out against the haters in their midst. We have learned from the terrorist threat, that fundamentalist Moslems were able to hijack Islam and spread hateful things in the name of Islam, much like fundamentalist Christians are doing with the Christian message of love.

Rev. Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Rev. Jimmy Swaggart of SNB Broadcasting, along with Mother Angelica's Eternal Word Network are spreading extreme dislike for the national LGBT Community in the name of the Bible.

The Bible is the Word of God, while the Word of God never changes, our understanding of it does. The Word of God promotes love not hate. Like Islamic extremists, the aforementioned individuals seek to hijack the Word of God for their own hateful purposes. That is why we are calling on responsible Christian leadership to continue to promote the message of love for one another, inclusion not exclusion, and positive messaging over the public airways.

Sadly we in the LGBT Community understand that spreading hate over the airways can only increase the amount of bullying directed at LGBT people, and negatively impact the suicide rate among our youth.

Since these extremists use the public airways to promote their brand of bigotry, we are calling on the FCC to review their licensing to make sure they do not use the public airways to demonize any segment of our population for their hateful purposes.

SOURCE Rainbow Sash Movement