Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

While we are disappointed in today's vote, we are encouraged by the sixteen Catholic Senators who expressed their Catholic social justice values. We are saddened that this vote became a matter of party politics, rather than the real human needs of our national community. Catholics believe in the dignity of the human person, the inviolability of conscience and service to one's country. We will continue to work with Catholic Members of Congress to achieve passage of Don't Ask Don't Tell and urge all Catholic Americans to contact their Senators and make their voices heard.

– Phil Attey
Founding Board Member and Acting Executive Director of Catholics for Equality
Catholics for Equality Responds to Today's Senate Vote on DADT
September 21, 2010

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DADT Remains in Place: Arkansas Senators Pryor and Lincoln Vote with Republicans – William D. Lindsey (Bilgrimage, September 21, 2010).

1 comment:

kevin57 said...

In the midst of this disappointment I was lifted up to hear the chorus of bishops decrying this vote as unjust discrimination and a slap at the basic human dignity of an oppressed societal group.

Oh, what's that? There were no voices raised in outrage? Shocking!

Even if one grants the bishops' stance on gay adoption and marriage, should repeal of DADT fall within their oft-cited Catechism in which homosexuals are not to be unjustly discriminated against? If this legislation doesn't quality, what would?