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Take action to support Keaton Fuller, an openly gay senior at Prince of Peace Catholic School in Clinton, Iowa, who was denied the opportunity to receive the Matthew Shepard Scholarship from the Eychaner Foundation at his school awards ceremony.
Two prominent Catholic LGBT advocates spoke with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell about the disconnect between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and everyday Catholics in America who support LGBT people. Sister Jeannine Gramick of New Ways Ministry and Jeff Stone of Dignity USA reacted to recent anti-LGBT actions taken by the Roman Catholic hierarchy despite the fact that a growing majority of Catholics support LGBT people.
HRC recently revealed that the Church and other Catholic organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, have financially supported NOM’s efforts to increase “hostility” between the LGBT and black communities; and to drive a wedge between LGBT Latinos and members of their own families by making "support for [so-called traditional] marriage a key badge of Latino identity."
In recent years, the Roman Catholic Church has seen the divide grow between the actions of church leadership and what’s in the hearts of the people they are supposed to represent.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is meeting this week, November 14-16 in Baltimore, Maryland.
The Roman Catholic hierarchy is showing how it doesn’t quite have its finger on the pulse of much of the Roman Catholic world population when it comes to the issue of marriage equality.
Two historically Catholic universities, in partnership with two non-denominational divinity schools, are presenting