Thursday, July 26, 2012

Quote of the Day

The leadership of the Catholic Church have sunk to a new low in their campaign against equal rights for LGBT people. They have chosen to pursue ignorant and offensive claims about the lives of loving same-sex couples. Thankfully, we know that the decent majority of people across Scotland want to see their LGBT friends, colleagues and family members treated as equals, with dignity and respect.

[The hierarchy's] baseless claims are not science – the so-called researchers [cited] simply read through obituaries in the American newspapers. The results have been repeatedly discredited and disowned by the worldwide health research community, and the Catholic Church should stop peddling this nonsense.

Tom French, Policy Coordinator for the Equality Network
Quoted in Stephen Gray' article,
"Catholic Church in Scotland: Society ‘Should Not Facilitate Gay Relationships’"
Pink News
July 26, 2012

Related Off-site Link:
Scotland: Catholic Church Calls Marriage an ‘Unhelpful’ Response to Gay Feelings – Stephen Gray (Pink News, July 25, 2012).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Something to Think About – June 4, 2012
Quote of the Day – May 20, 2012
Responding to Bishop Tobin's Remarks on Gay Marriage
Thoughts on Archbishop Nichols' Support for Civil Unions
Summer Vocation
Beyond the Hierarchy: The Blossoming of Liberating Catholic Insights on Sexuality
What the Vatican Can Learn from the X-Men


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