Monday, September 02, 2013

Quote of the Day

Catholic entities, especially Catholic schools, should stop firing gays and gay-rights supporters. After all, the immediate context of Pope Francis' [recent] "who am I to judge?" [comment] came amidst calls to fire Monsignor Battista Ricca from his position at the Vatican Bank after he was revealed to be gay.

Such a resolution, furthermore, would fit our back-to-school season. Just like New Year's celebrations, the back-to-school season is the start of a new academic year and the right time for fresh beginnings and new directions.

– Charles J. Reid, Jr.
"Back-to-School Resolution: Let's Stop Firing
Gays and Gay-Rights Supporters
The Huffington Post
August 29, 2013

Related Off-site Post:
On Labor Day, Let’s Remember LGBT People Fired from Catholic Institutions – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, September 2, 2013).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Why I Take Hope in Pope Francis' Statement on Gay Priests
Truth Telling: The Greatest of Sins in a Dysfunction Church
Catholic Church Can Overcome Fear of LGBT People

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