Religious Leaders Support Marriage Equality in Maryland, New Jersey, and Washington
As state legislatures in New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington are moving closer to approving marriage equality legislation, religious voices are speaking out in support of equality.
LGBT Religion News Summary for January 11, 2012
Roman Catholic Hierarchy Continues to be Out of Step with Catholics on LGBT People
There’s been extensive media coverage of Cardinal George in Chicago (and in Green Bay). The following is a roundup of other actions and statements from the Roman Catholic hierarchy that continues to alienate and demonize both LGBT people and fair-minded Catholics.
Cardinal George Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comparison
According to the Chicago Tribune, Cardinal George said, “I am truly sorry for the hurt my remarks have caused, particularly because we all have friends or family members who are gay and lesbian. This has evidently wounded a good number of people. I have family members myself who are gay and lesbian, so it's part of our lives. So I'm sorry for the hurt."
Roman Catholics Continue to Organize after Cardinal George's Anti-Gay Comments
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.
LGBT Religion News Updates for November 23, 2011
Media Responds to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) was held in Baltimore last week. Many in the media responded to the claims by Catholic leadership that the church's religious freedom needs to be protected because of marriage equality.