Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Catholycs for Equality" get called out by Archdiocese of Washington DC

I've been following this story the last few days, mainly on Catholic Vote where the young American Papist, Tom Peters has been all over it. Here goes a quick post with some excerpts. I think you will want to follow the links I provide to go past these lead-ins. It gets interesting...

From LifeSiteNews:

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 8, 2010 ( - The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington has reaffirmed the illegitimate status of Catholics for Equality, a budding homosexualist “Catholic” group that is scheduled to be hosted at a student event at Georgetown University on Wednesday evening.

The archdiocesan statement followed a statement from the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM), another “Catholic” homosexualist group, which had claimed in a press release that D.C. Cardinal Donald Wuerl had explicitly allowed Catholics for Equality to appear at Georgetown.

“The Rainbow Sash Movement wishes to congratulate Cardinal Wuerl of the Archidocese of Washington for siding with common sense and reason” by condoning the event, stated the Rainbow Sash press release, entitled “Gay Catholics welcome Cardinal’s (sic) Wuerl’s Change of Heart on Gay Rights.”

Susan Gibbs, communications director for the Archdiocese of Washington, called the Rainbow Sash press release a “nice piece of fiction” and asserted that Catholics for Equality was not a legitimate Catholic organization.

“Putting the label ‘Catholic’ on a group doesn’t make it Catholic,” Gibbs told “It’s not a Catholic organization. It was formed in opposition to Catholic teaching.”

[continue reading: D.C. Archdiocese shoots down rumor Cardinal Ok’d event with ‘Catholic’ gay group]
Go read what Tom Peters has, and see additional links he is providing.  He did a good job of making the controversy visible. 
- Update: Arch. of DC decries “Catholics for Equality”, says “not a Catholic organization”

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