Tuesday, December 27, 2011

A worthy cause

Help support the LGBT community in Chicago by signing a petition calling for the resignation of Catholic Archbishop Francis George.

Truth Wins Out launched a Change.org petition today calling on Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George to resign after he incomprehensibly compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan. George's over-the-top remarks were so extreme that they shredded his credibility and permanently damaged his ability to serve as a respected voice of reason. Link to the petition

Source: Petition Drive Calls on Chicago's Archbishop Francis George to Resign For Comparing LGBT Community to Ku Klux Klan

Here is the Archbishop’s quote that got so many people upset. It was delivered on Fox News. "You know, you don't want the Gay Liberation Movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism."

The Archbishop dug in with this comment:

When the FOX News host tried to give Cardinal George a way out of the statements, he dug in saying “It is, but you take a look at the rhetoric. The rhetoric of the Klu Klux Klan, the rhetoric of some of the gay liberation people. Who is the enemy? Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”

Source: Calls Begin For Cardinal Francis George To Resign Over KKK Comment

Now that is hateful comments have hit the press in the worst possible way, the hatemonger is backtracking.

“Obviously, it’s absurd to say the gay and lesbian community are the Ku Klux Klan,” he told ABC 7. “But if you organize a parade that looks like parades that we’ve had in our past because it stops us from worshiping God, well then that’s the comparison. But it’s not with people and people – it’s parade-parade.”

Source: Cardinal George backtracks on KKK comments

Of course, ABC 7 is a regional outlet, while Fox News is a national outlet, so his backpedaling may not reach down to Podunk, Texas.