Skip to comments.Gay and Lesbian Catholics Will Enter Catholic Cathedrals Nationally On Pentecost Sunday
Posted on 05/23/2006 1:58:25 PM PDT by NYer
CHICAGO, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was released today by the Rainbow Sash Movement (RSM). The RSM will respond to the fear and intolerance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) persons, by many of our Catholic Bishops on Pentecost Sunday, June 4, 2006. We will be entering, with our straight allies, Catholic Cathedrals across the nation on Pentecost wearing Rainbow Sashes as a sign of identification. Some Bishops have welcomed us in the past, and we are thankful for their welcome.
Nationally our Bishops have lobbied against our human rights. Our grief is intensified because many in the GLBT Catholic Community feel alienated from the Church because of this assault on our human rights. We believe the Bishops have a serious obligation to root out structures and attitudes that discriminate against the homosexual as a person. A small number of courageous Bishops are exerting their leadership in behalf of this effort, and these Bishops will have our full support and prayers.
The Gospels reveal that, while Jesus did not hesitate to proclaim radical ethic of life grounded in the promise of God's kingdom, he never ceased to reach out to the lowly, to the outcasts of his time even if they did not live up to the full demands of his teaching. Jesus offered forgiveness and healing to all who sought it. And when some objected to this compassion, he responded: "Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw the stone,"(John 8:7)
We are followers of Jesus Christ, and Catholic. This is why members of the Rainbow Sash Movement will wear Rainbow Sashes on Pentecost Sunday. We see homophobia within the Church as both an opportunity for education, and a way to promote the idea of love of neighbor. We are calling for dialogue.
To find out more, and get involved with Rainbow Sash Movement please visit our Web site at http://www.rainbowsashmovement.com, or email: Sashmovement@AOL.Com
"Jesus offered forgiveness and healing to all who sought it. And when some objected to this compassion, he responded: "Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw the stone,"(John 8:7"
Funny how they always leave off Repentence and Reconciliation.
You have never seen such fear and intolerance until gays get power - they allow no discord at all (hate crime legislation, mandatory and forced indoctrination, etc.)
"We see homophobia within the Church as both an opportunity for education, and a way to promote the idea of love of neighbor. We are calling for dialogue."
How many lies are in this statement? Let us count the ways....
They are calling for acceptance of their deviant life choices.
I'm a Christian AND a sinner. But, at least I've got the good grace to be ashamed of my sins and try to be better.
Christ loved sinners, but He never condoned the sin. He told them to go and sin no more. Morals don't change. Homosexual acts are against natural law and can never be anything but perverted. The Episcopal church will welcome you. They change the Ten Commandments. Any Catholic bishop that encourages you to live in this sinful way should be disciplined.
this is a most interesting remark. It almost seems as though they admit that they "don't live up to His teachings;" that they are "guilty" of something.
Wonder what they think they are guilty of...
Note to self: Go to Mass either very early or very late that day, perferably a Spanish Mass just to be safe. If these people do not accept the teachings of the Church, they should go to another church.
Hate the sin, love the sinner.
I don't think the Church will be changing it's stand anytime soon.
No, they have lobbied FOR the teachings of the Bible.
Our grief is intensified because many in the GLBT Catholic Community feel alienated from the Church because of this assault on our human rights.
No, they are alienated because of their sins.
We believe the Bishops have a serious obligation to root out structures and attitudes that discriminate against the homosexual as a person.
No, they have a serious obligation to root out sin and attitudes that defy the teaching of Scripture.
A small number of courageous Bishops are exerting their leadership in behalf of this effort, and these Bishops will have our full support and prayers.
But not of Heaven.
when some objected to this compassion, he responded: "Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw the stone,"(John 8:7)
Yes, and then He concluded by admonishing the prostitute to "Go forth and sin no more." Mercy is only half the equation; correction is the other half.
Nice attempt at reversing the charges.
Message to the Red Sash Gang....the 10 Commandments instruct us to,among other things,not to commit adultery. your inability to understand this clearly indicates that you are,in fact,unitarian/Universalists.
So,from now on,you can skip attending Mass and attend whatever political struggles meetings they hold in your new "church".
Geesh, these people care more about where their genitals go today than where their souls go in eternity.
I hope so too. I am really getting tired of this kind of stuff.
Sounds like a good time to preach for the need to repent of sin, not to wear it as a badge of honor. "Catholic homosexual" is like "vegetarian steakhouse".
"The Episcopal church will welcome you."
They better think twice about going Episcopalian...and do a little
border-jumping and joining up with the Anglicans:
I wonder how many of them are even CINO Catholic? I bet a lot of them are totally unchurched and just show up to make a disturbance. No Holy Communion for those wearing sashes.
Bring on the POLYGAMISTS, they can wear many, many sashes.....and bring on the ones that have sex with animals, they can wear harnesses....we are DOOMED.
Humans have the right to sin I suppose, since without God they can do no other, but they certainly haven't the right to demand approval for their sin from others, and especially not from Christ or His followers. Might I point out to these people just exactly what their sin cost our Savior? And the day of Pentecost being about the gift of the Holy Spirit, makes the choice of this day particularly revealing about the state of their depraved souls. But I am sure the Catholics would welcome all of them into a confessional. Who wants to bet they aren't interested in that?
(No, i'm not Catholic. But I support Catholicism and a strong, moral Catholic church)
True, and hilariously pithy.
They have chosen to confuse the term 'Pentecost' with the term 'ACCOST' ...
I hope the priests refuse them communion, as they should. I know many have in the past.
So am I going to hear a good homily on why homosexual activity is bad????
Sounds like a good time...
I hope I don't see any of these queers in church.
i'll have to ask them why they still show up.
Seeking for forgiveness implies an acknowledgement of guilt. I see none of that here.
"Dialogue" as in thesis --> antithesis --> synthesis. No thank you, commies. Stick your dialogue up your... Oh nevermind, you'd probably be thrilled.
If you don't agree with the Holy Sea, go jump in the lake, huh? ;-)
Are they going to church to be cleansed of their sins, or are they going there to spread their sin throughout the church? I think the answer is obvious.
And I, as an Episcopalian of 39 years standing, truly do not know what I'm going to do about adjusting or not adjusting to these changes. I love my church but I do not love the idea of openly gay bishops or priests. My own church has a large gay and lesbian community and I don't hate them. I don't feel anything about them. Their spirituality is their business. But I am disturbed by the liberal tilt the Episcopal Church in the US is taking and I think it will create a real schism that may never heal. It's very frustrating.
Not to cast a stone, but I wonder what these people will say when they get to the pearly gates and they want to enter heaven. Do they think Christ will allow them to live their sinful and deviant lifestyle there? I don't think so.
Yeah, they look like some kind of movement alright! More like a bowel movement! Those poor kids wearing the sashes haven't got a clue what they're doing. Hopefully when they're a bit older, they'll see the light.
"Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw the stone,"(John 8:7)"
They never add the part where He tells the woman, "Go and sin no more."
Homosexual Rainbow Gay Pride Symbols continue to be displayed on the Diocese of Cleveland website.
Bishop Lennon, will you remove these Homosexual Rainbow Gay Pride Symbols from our diocesan website?
cute. I'd suggest they try a lake of fire, but I'm old school about these kind of things.
"Message to the Red Sash Gang....the 10 Commandments instruct us to,among other things,not to commit adultery."
Bible says two men ought not lay together, mmhmm.
'Scuse me. You can't be a sexually active homosexual , and "a follower of Jesus Christ, and a Catholic".
I fail to see why it's necessary for these people to go to church and publicly do this.
And the pain they inflict on their own when they stray off the p.c. reservation!