The Rainbow Sash Movement wishes to congratulate Cardinal Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington for siding with common sense and reason by allowing “Catholics for Equality” a newly formed Washington DC based Gay Catholic political organization, sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Fund to host an event to be held at Georgetown University Intercultural Center Auditorium University Wednesday, December 8, 2010 8:30 – 10:00 PM
We are glad to see that Cardinal Wuerl is not taking the same position of Archbishop Timothy Dolan recently elected president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, but allows for vigorous debate.
This story has the slight problem of being a total lie. The Cardinal did not such thing and they know it.
This is the response from the Archdiocesan director of Communications:
“Yes. We were in touch with Georgetown. The group Catholics for Equality has been told by GU it may not sponsor or hold events there. An adjunct faculty member at GU, Rev. Joe Palacios, is the leader of the gay marriage group (he is very involved with Human Rights Campaign). He is on some panel the GU Dems and GU GOP are sponsoring. He is a priest of LA. He does not have faculties in the Archdiocese of Washington. In short Rainbow Sash put out a wholesale lie apparently trying to get attention. Thanks for the heads up. Please feel free to let those you know are concerned the information is completely false.” [source]
The really sad thing is the pressure these groups are putting on Catholic college kids to accept them or else. Here’s my response to a friend of mine who is a freshman this year at a Catholic college and has been the recipient of these pressure tactics: http://www.zealforyourhouseconsumesme.com/2010/10/how-can-we-support-people-with-same-sex.html