Friday, November 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

While I certainly understand the anger that some people feel toward church leaders who have been so virulently anti-LGBT, lately my dominant feeling towards these prelates has been sadness. In not being able to allow themselves to simply learn about LGBT people, they are missing out on some of the holiest and most positive acts of faith, liberation, and love in the world today. It is sad that they are missing the joy of this most Christian party.

– Francis DeBernardo
Excerpted from "Making Compassion and Kindness
Our Response to Anti-LGBT Faith Leaders
Bondings 2.0
November 11, 2014

For more of the compassionate wisdom of Francis DeBernardo, see the previous Wild Reed posts:
"The Church is Better Because of the Presence of LGBT People"
LGBT Catholics Respond to Synod 2014's Final Report
Three Excellent Responses to Cardinal Dolan's Remarks on "the Church" Being "Out-Marketed" on the Issue of Marriage Equality
Progressive Catholic Perspectives on Cardinal O'Brien's Admission of Sexual Impropriety
The Raising of Lazarus and the Gay Experience of Coming Out
Quote of the Day – October 31, 2014
Quote of the Day – April 27, 2014
Quote of the Day – June 26, 2013

See also:
An Inspiring Evening of Conversation and Camaraderie
Acknowledging, Celebrating, and Learning from Marriage Equality's "Triumphs of Faith"

Image: Kristen Solberg.

1 comment:

Paula Ruddy said...

Thanks for posting Francis DeBernardo's reflection. That is the attitude I am intermittantly trying to take.