A Letter to the Editor of the Windy City Times
The following is in response to a September 28, 2011 article in the Windy City Times entitled Catholic Conference Creates Anti-Gay Marriage Initiative. Click Here to see Soulforce’s full updates on Roman Catholic news and updates.
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Letter to the Editor
I am writing in response to the article in the 9/28/2011 issue of the Windy City Times titled “Catholic conference creates anti-gay marriage initiative.”
It is unfortunate that the Windy City times author Kate Sosin appears not to have outreached to any Gay Catholic Organizations for input. I find it very curious given the large size of the Gay Catholic population in the city of Chicago that our voices were not included in the article.
While I appreciate what Rev. Cindi Love, the executive director of Soulforce was quoted as saying in the article. I hope it is not Rev. Cindi’s intent to speak for other faith communities when it comes to the Civil Rights of Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender people such a behavior could be interpreted as being anti-Catholic.
It is true that the Illinois Catholic Conference is opposed to Gay Marriage as it was opposed to Civil Unions. In my opinion, that diversity of voices within the LGBT Community, and that includes Catholic LGBT Voices, are not dismissed just because they are Catholic.
Hopefully this was an oversight, and the Windy City Times will make a concerted effort to try to network within our LGBT Catholic Community for future articles.
Rainbow Sash Movement