Mike, thanks so much for writing this! I know most ordinary Catholics in the US oppose the Church’s teachings of exclusion and stigmatization, and as a gay man, I’m heartened that people like you are voting with your feet. You make me feel loved and accepted as a full member of society.
I don’t know about your theology and won’t presume to comment on it, but your humanity warms me, as I’m sure it must other LGBTQ people.
Did you happen to see the recent OpEd in the New York Times?
Opinion | The Catholic Church Is Breaking People's Hearts
It fires gay workers, vilifies gay priests and alienates parishioners who can't make any sense of this. Pat Fitzgerald…
You are far from alone in feeling that the Church is out on a limb of hate and persecution.
BTW, could you send me a friends link for this story? I’d like to promote it on social media. No worries, anyone with a Medium account will be auto redirected to the regular story, so you won’t lose any credit. You can reply by comment or email if you want