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Roman Catholic Bishops Call for Prayers against Marriage Equality - Take Action Now

ChurchPost submitted by Dan Rafter, Former HRC Associate Director of Communications

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a new call to pray to address “life, marriage and religious liberty concerns.”

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone said discriminating against LGBT people in marriage was somehow fundamental to the good of society:  

It's not meant to be another program but rather part of a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, which engages the New Evangelization and can be incorporated into the Year of Faith. Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty are not only foundational to Catholic social teaching but also fundamental to the good of society.

Cordileone, who was a leading architect of the Prop 8 campaign in California, recently said people simply “don’t understand” what marriage is.

Among the items outlined by the bishops is a second “Fortnight for Freedom” planned for June – likely when the Supreme Court will be ruling on marriage equality.

Cordileone and other bishops continue to push anti-LGBT sentiments in the Roman Catholic Church despite the fact that a large majority of Catholics support marriage equality – likely because they are guided by the Golden Rule that calls on people to treat others in accordance with how they’d like to be treated.

Take action now and send a tweet to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops – remind them that the Church’s social teaching supports dignity for all.

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