Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Quote of the Day

Catholics continue to be the key supporters of marriage equality in the United States and are driving the positive direction for LGBT human rights. This new survey by the Pew Forum is a very detailed report of the latest public opinion polling on attitudes toward LGBT people. With these numbers it is little wonder that the Vatican is taking a hardline against LGBT human rights and appointing fundamentalist bishops like Archbishop-elect Cordileone in San Francisco.

Related Off-site Links:
Catholics More Supportive of Gay Rights Than General Public, Other Christians – Michael Sean Winters (National Catholic Reporter, March 22, 2011 – via The Progressive Catholic Voice).
Most U.S. Catholics Back Civil Marriage for Gays – Lou Chibbaro Jr. (The Washington Blade, March 31, 2011).
U.S. Catholics Break with Church Hierarchy on Gay Relationships – Cathy Lynn Grossman (USA Today, March 23, 2011).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Catholic Attitudes on Gay and Lesbian Issues: An Overview
Jonathan Capehart: "Catholics Lead the Way on Same-Sex Marriage"
A Catholic Rationale for Opposing the 'Marriage Amendment'
Catholic Q&A on the 'Marriage Amendment'
A Catholic Presence at Gay Pride (2012)
The Minneapolis (and Online) Premiere of Catholics for Marriage Equality
Tips on Speaking as a Catholic in Support of Marriage Equality
A Catholic Statement of Support for Marriage Equality
A Message to NOM (and the Catholic Hierarchy)
Responding to Bishop Tobin's Remarks on Gay Marriage

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