Religion and Faith

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Roman Catholics Continue to Organize after Cardinal George's Anti-Gay Comments

In the days and weeks following Cardinal Francis George of Chicago’s comparison of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan, Catholics have continued to organize and speak out. Many Catholics have found the Cardinal’s comments and the ensuing backlash to be an opportunity to educate the Roman Catholic hierarchy on the reality of LGBT Catholics. Dignity Chicago is one of several Dignity chapters celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. Comments like those of Cardinal George’s are one of the reasons why the prophetic call of Dignity is as important now as it was 40 years ago.

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

NC Reverend Supports Proposed Marriage Ban, Hopes for "Civil" Debate

Rev. Mark Harris, president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, supports the proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage for same-sex couples as well as place restrictions on domestic partnerships and civil unions for all couples. Harris has said he hopes the debate will remain "civil" in the state.

The Charlotte Observer
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December 27, 2011
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