Does Religious Liberty Mean Bullying Your Own Flock of Believers?
Note from GLAAD
This was written in response to the frequently cited "religious liberty" argument made by anti-LGBT activists.
The Roman Catholic hierarchy has been using similar language in Minnesota, Maryland, Maine, New Jersey and California, just in recent weeks. The imagery is of a church under siege by outside LGBT forces, which are hell bent on destroying the faith of the church.
What is not being shared in these fear mongering speeches is that much of the public's support for LGBT people actually comes from within the Roman Catholic Church. Roman Catholic people, the ones who go to church, who pray, who practice their faith on a daily basis -- these are the ones who support marriage equality. It is faithful Catholics, by more than 70 percent, who believe that civil marriage should be lawful in America.