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If they want to, that is. LifeSiteNews recently quoted a spokesperson from the diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, who said that choosing to support LGBT is a decision for each parish to make on its own. At least one parish, "historic " St. Paul Catholic Church, is already proudly flaunting the rainbow on their property, with the message of acceptance and love for all.
According to a NewWaysMinistry report, Fr. Chris Clay, a priest at St. Paul, said the banner is “a small way of counteracting any experiences of hostility, rejection, and silent treatment that LGBTQ Catholics may have experienced.”
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An ecstatic parishioner named Stan quipped in a TV spot, “Our LGBTQ sisters and brothers should not be afraid to come in here, will not feel judged, will not feel as though they’re trampling on territory that isn’t theirs."
It’s no surprise that old Stan is excited about this, since he’s the overzealous executive director of Fortunate Families, a pro-LGBT “Catholic” organization which regularly posts blasphemous images such as a gay man crowned with thorns and bleeding rainbow colors, or Our Lady wrapped in the rainbow flag. But what does Lexington’s bishop have to say about it?
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Well, Bishop John Stowe was one of five bishops to endorse Fr. Jimmy Martin’s pro-LGBT book, “Building a Bridge”--so how do you think he feels about it?
While celebrating anomalies like St. Paul and a few more in the New York Tri-City area, as well as in California, NewWays lamented that many Catholics aren’t on board yet with LGBT inclusion:
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Globally, however, Catholic views on LGBT inclusion and Pride remain on a spectrum. While societal acceptance of the LGBTQ community ramps up in many places, church leadership and more conservative Catholics steadfastly hold on to negative teachings on sexuality and gender. This year, the Catholic bishop of Providence, Rhode Island,...
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