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Hartford Archdiocese Promotes "Ex-Gay" Group

The Hartford Archdiocese released a statement Tuesday and said it was launching a local chapter of a ministry called Courage, which aims to "to support men and women who struggle with homosexual tendencies and to motivate them to live chaste and fruitful lives in accordance with Catholic Church teachings."

Hartford Courant
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January 4, 2012

Stonewall Attacker Sentenced to Jail Time

Christopher Orlando, 18, was sentenced Tuesday to two months in prison for attacking an openly gay man at the Stonewall Inn in 2010. The other man involved in the attack was previously sentenced and sent to prison for two years.

Associated Press
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January 3, 2012

Catholics Respond to Cardinal George's Defamatory Comparison

In the days following Chicago Cardinal Francis George’s comparison that the LGBT movement could “morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” LGBT-affirming Catholics have spoken out against such harmful words and for the unity of their church with the LGBT community.

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