Eleven reasons why I'm leaving the Catholic Church

The New Civil Rights Movement
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July 10, 2013

I am not leaving the Catholic Church because of any one particular issue or person, rather because I believe that the Church itself has lost sight of its meaning. A Church founded on hope and charity has become a tradition steeped in an approach that can best be described as “command and control.”

In May, Joseph Amodeo - a former member of the Executive Committee of the Junior Board of Catholic Charities - and a group of gay and allied Catholics were denied entry to a mass and threatened with arrest. Amodeo has been very vocal about calling the Catholic Church to action about LGBT equality.