Ironically, this is a core teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The boy the archbishop of Indianapolis threatened to expel last year for protesting the firing of his lesbian guidance counselor objected that his protest was grounded in Catholic teachings about love and justice.

Didn’t help any. The school told him if he didn’t stop talking to the media, he wouldn’t get his diploma.

The young man is correct to observe that an institution that teaches love and justice, but then withholds both from LGBTQ people, is actually more toxic than institutions that don’t claim love as motivation.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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