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September 24, 2012

Roman Catholic Leaders Continue to Oppose Equality for LGBT People

Roman Catholic leaders throughout the United States continue to demonstrate that they will not support equality for LGBT people, despite widespread support among American Catholics. The next leader of the Catholic Church in San Francisco was recently announced as Salvatore Cordileone, one of the architects of Proposition 8. Meanwhile, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Archbishop J. Peter Sartain of Seattle both reiterated their opposition to marriage equality in public statements.
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July 13, 2012

Priest tells MN Catholics they can vote against banning marriage equality

Nearly 30,000 people (and rising) have now watched Roman Catholic Priest Bob Pierson tell Minnesota Catholics why their faith can advise them to reject a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban marriage equality – despite what other Catholic leaders in the state are saying.
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Pro-LGBT Roman Catholics Speak Up and Step Out

Just this week, more pro-LGBT Roman Catholics have found ways in which to speak up and affirm their faithful support for LGBT equality. Both of these examples demonstrate the stark difference between the Roman Catholic hierarchy and the pew-sitting Roman Catholic men and women who work for justice and the common good.
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Pioneer Gay Priest's Story "Taking a Chance on God" Documents Life of Fr. John McNeill

Taking A Chance on God, a new documentary on the life of gay pioneer priest John McNeill is screening at festivals around the world. The film highlights McNeill’s role as hero and pioneer of the international LGBT civil rights movement.
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May 10, 2012

Religious Leaders Respond to President Obama's Support for Marriage Equality

LGBT and allied faith leaders from around the country responded quickly to

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Overwhelming Support for Joseph Amodeo’s Efforts to Help LGBT Youth

Joseph Amodeo, who recently resigned from the board of Catholic Charities and launched a Change.org petition to urge Cardinal Timothy Dolan to meet with and help LGBT youth in need, said that support “has been overwhelming.”
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GLAAD Study: Media Need to Highlight LGBT-Affirming Religious Voices

Today, GLAAD released ‘Missing Voices: A study of religious voices in Mainstream Media reports about LGBT equality’. The study found that that three out of every four people of faith called on to speak about LGBT issues in the media came from anti-LGBT traditions.

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