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08/23/2010

People. People who need papal.

by Jeremy Hooper

Launching September 14:

Catholics-For-EqualityDrawing on the rich tradition of Catholic social justice teachings, American Catholics are among the strongest supporters of equality for LGBT people of any religious group in the U.S..

Yet the official voice of the hierarchy is increasingly one favoring discrimination and opposing just, humane, and reasonable efforts to secure legal equality for LGBT Americans. Far too often, that anti-equality voice is portrayed as representing the values of American Catholics.

We believe this trend is a repudiation of Catholic teaching about the equal dignity of every person as well as the American and constitutional values of fairness and equality under the law.

Catholics for Equality was founded in 2010 to support, educate, and mobilize equality-supporting Catholics to advance LGBT equality at federal, state, and local levels.

We’re here to help pro-equality Catholics make a difference.
Catholics For Equality

A good idea, considering how many people have greatly overlooked the Catholic influence in anti-equality measures, focusing instead on the LDS. Bishop Cordileone, Bishop Malone, Bishop Nienstedt, etc. In every state where a civil right is matched up with a voting booth, a con$iderable Catholic $upport $ystem suddenly falls into place. We need to challenge that not only on marriage, but as it applies to the entire equality movement.

And unlike our opposition, our side has the fortitude to admit their faithful starting point. If the organization that even its own affiliated lawyers admits is "predominantly Catholic" would be so forthright about their own motivations, we'd all be better off.

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