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Gay and Lesbian Catholics Will Enter Catholic Cathedrals Nationally On Pentecost Sunday
Yahoo News ^ | May 23, 2006

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




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1 posted on 05/23/2006 1:58:31 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 05/23/2006 1:59:04 PM PDT by NYer (Discover the beauty of the Eastern Catholic Churches - freepmail me for more information.)
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To: NYer

"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.


3 posted on 05/23/2006 2:00:47 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: NYer
The RSM will respond to the fear and intolerance

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.)

4 posted on 05/23/2006 2:01:32 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: OpusatFR

"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....


5 posted on 05/23/2006 2:02:03 PM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: NYer
Fear and intolerance? I believe a more accurate description of the the feelings of the Bishops is disgust and revulsion..the proper response for deviate behavior.
6 posted on 05/23/2006 2:02:09 PM PDT by latecommer
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To: NYer
We are calling for dialogue.

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.

7 posted on 05/23/2006 2:02:27 PM PDT by TontoKowalski
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To: NYer
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.

At least they'll be in church on Sunday morning.
8 posted on 05/23/2006 2:03:52 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: NYer

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.


9 posted on 05/23/2006 2:03:58 PM PDT by berkley
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To: NYer
And when some objected to this compassion, he responded: "Let the one among you who is guiltless be the first to throw the stone,"

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...

10 posted on 05/23/2006 2:04:36 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (the Twin Towers were dedicated to "world peace." Islam destroyed them. Meditate.)
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To: NYer

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.


11 posted on 05/23/2006 2:04:54 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: NYer
Gay and Lesbian Catholics Will Enter Catholic Cathedrals Nationally On Pentecost Sunday

Am I the only one that had the movie Dogma pop into his head at the reading of that headline?
12 posted on 05/23/2006 2:05:20 PM PDT by Renderofveils (Qur’an 8:39 “So, fight them until all opposition ends and the only religion is Islam.”)
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To: NYer

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

I don't think the Church will be changing it's stand anytime soon.


13 posted on 05/23/2006 2:06:27 PM PDT by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: NYer
Nationally our Bishops have lobbied against our human rights.

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.

14 posted on 05/23/2006 2:06:39 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: NYer
Yah,these are *real* Catholics,all right.Just as Kennedy and Kerry are *real* Catholics.

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".

15 posted on 05/23/2006 2:06:44 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: 3AngelaD
Dressed to identify themselves, I hope the priests celebrating the Eucharist have the good sense to refuse them communion.
16 posted on 05/23/2006 2:07:59 PM PDT by kjo
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To: NYer
"Go and Sin no more".

Geesh, these people care more about where their genitals go today than where their souls go in eternity.

17 posted on 05/23/2006 2:08:18 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience. T)
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To: kjo

I hope so too. I am really getting tired of this kind of stuff.


18 posted on 05/23/2006 2:10:52 PM PDT by 3AngelaD
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To: JamesP81
At least they'll be in church on Sunday morning.

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".

19 posted on 05/23/2006 2:10:55 PM PDT by SampleMan
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To: berkley

"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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/1636075/posts


20 posted on 05/23/2006 2:11:10 PM PDT by VOA
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To: NYer

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.


21 posted on 05/23/2006 2:11:31 PM PDT by Nihil Obstat
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To: TontoKowalski

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.


22 posted on 05/23/2006 2:11:39 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion: The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience. T)
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To: NYer
GLBT Catholic Community feel alienated from the Church because of this assault on our human rights.

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?

23 posted on 05/23/2006 2:11:51 PM PDT by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: OpusatFR
The queers should just do what others in history have done. If you don't agree with the Holy Sea, go start your own religion. Catholicism is either true or it is not (I'm standing with the 'true' side) and if you aren't a believer in it as it is, then you are not a Catholic. Go off and become the queer Martin Luther or something. But don't pretend that you are following Catholic teachings with these perversions. Let the abortionists, gay lobby and others start their own faith and not corrupt one which has stood for millenium.

(No, i'm not Catholic. But I support Catholicism and a strong, moral Catholic church)

24 posted on 05/23/2006 2:13:43 PM PDT by bpjam (Opinion Polls Don't Protect Our Borders.....)
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To: Ann Archy

True, and hilariously pithy.


25 posted on 05/23/2006 2:14:32 PM PDT by bpjam (Opinion Polls Don't Protect Our Borders.....)
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To: NYer
Well as a Roman Catholic may I say that I'm happy to have the debate and to side with our Pope and the Bishops in opposition to the gay lifestyle.
26 posted on 05/23/2006 2:16:34 PM PDT by StJacques
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They have chosen to confuse the term 'Pentecost' with the term 'ACCOST' ...


27 posted on 05/23/2006 2:18:30 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Defend the Constitution! Represent LAWFUL Constituents! SEAL THE BORDERS NOW)
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To: NYer

I hope the priests refuse them communion, as they should. I know many have in the past.


28 posted on 05/23/2006 2:19:13 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: NYer

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.


29 posted on 05/23/2006 2:19:40 PM PDT by DTwistedSisterS
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To: NYer
Jesus offered forgiveness and healing to all who sought it.

Seeking for forgiveness implies an acknowledgement of guilt. I see none of that here.

30 posted on 05/23/2006 2:19:52 PM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
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To: OpusatFR
We are calling for dialogue."

"Dialogue" as in thesis --> antithesis --> synthesis. No thank you, commies. Stick your dialogue up your... Oh nevermind, you'd probably be thrilled.

31 posted on 05/23/2006 2:21:17 PM PDT by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: NYer; Coleus; AlaninSA; B Knotts
Calling ALL Knights of the Church to action!


32 posted on 05/23/2006 2:24:17 PM PDT by Theoden (Fidei Defensor)
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To: bpjam
If you don't agree with the Holy Sea, go start your own religion.

If you don't agree with the Holy Sea, go jump in the lake, huh? ;-)

SD

33 posted on 05/23/2006 2:27:06 PM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: NYer
They have the right to exercise their "human rights." The Church has the right (and duty) to consider it a sin. What's the problem?
34 posted on 05/23/2006 2:28:29 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

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.


35 posted on 05/23/2006 2:29:12 PM PDT by BykrBayb ("We will not be silent. We are your bad conscience. The White Rose will give you no rest." ̃)
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36 posted on 05/23/2006 2:30:32 PM PDT by Coleus (I Support Research using the Ethical, Effective and Moral use of stem cells: non-embryonic)
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To: StJacques

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.


37 posted on 05/23/2006 2:33:10 PM PDT by wayoverthehill
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To: NYer
Nice picture. Just another group of radical blue-hairs and dumpy malcontents.

Why do I get this feeling in 20 years, a lot of our current troubles within the Church will be solved via attrition?

I wonder what St. Peter's reaction will be when one of these individuals shows up at the pearly gates wearing a rainbow sash?
38 posted on 05/23/2006 2:35:44 PM PDT by Antoninus (Ginty for US Senate in NJ -- Primary day is June 6)
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To: NYer

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.


39 posted on 05/23/2006 2:36:15 PM PDT by Luna (Lobbing the Holy Hand Grenade at Liberalism)
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To: wayoverthehill
I think it's ok for you to remain a voice in the wilderness wayoverthehill.

You sound pretty moral and sane to me.
40 posted on 05/23/2006 2:36:53 PM PDT by StJacques
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To: NYer

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.


41 posted on 05/23/2006 2:39:07 PM PDT by derllak
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To: NYer

"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."


42 posted on 05/23/2006 2:41:12 PM PDT by Mercat (It's still Easter and we are the Easter people.)
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To: NYer; Coleus
In the diocese of Cleveland, the homosexuals have already entered the Cathedral and the Chancery and taken over. Let's hope bishop Lennon uses this occassion to kick them out.

Homosexual Rainbow Gay Pride Symbols continue to be displayed on the Diocese of Cleveland website.

http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/gayandlesbianfamilyministry/mission/index.htm

http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/gayandlesbianfamilyministry/other_support/index.htm

http://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/gayandlesbianfamilyministry/other_support/index.htm

Bishop Lennon, will you remove these Homosexual Rainbow Gay Pride Symbols from our diocesan website?

43 posted on 05/23/2006 2:42:19 PM PDT by Diago ("Upon hearing about such things, I confess that I'm tempted to look for my shotgun and baseball bat")
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To: NYer
Note to self: practice knuckle-crunching handshake for "sign of peace" with limp-wristed shirtlifter on Pentecost.
44 posted on 05/23/2006 2:42:44 PM PDT by marshmallow
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To: SoothingDave

cute. I'd suggest they try a lake of fire, but I'm old school about these kind of things.


45 posted on 05/23/2006 2:43:30 PM PDT by bpjam (Opinion Polls Don't Protect Our Borders.....)
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To: NYer; Coleus
Will this man be attending?:


46 posted on 05/23/2006 2:43:53 PM PDT by Clemenza (Populistsm, Socialists, AND YANKEES FANS Will be Shot on Site)
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To: Gay State Conservative

"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.

-Carl (Slingblade)


47 posted on 05/23/2006 2:47:03 PM PDT by NavySon (The Republican Party: stamping out the REAL racists since 1860.)
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To: NYer

'Scuse me. You can't be a sexually active homosexual , and "a follower of Jesus Christ, and a Catholic".


48 posted on 05/23/2006 2:50:18 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: The Spirit Of Allegiance

I fail to see why it's necessary for these people to go to church and publicly do this.


49 posted on 05/23/2006 2:53:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: 2banana

And the pain they inflict on their own when they stray off the p.c. reservation!


50 posted on 05/23/2006 2:56:28 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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