Thanks so much, Mike Develle. As I mention often in my writing, if people of common decency and morality stopped giving money to the Catholic Church (and others like it) and if they stopped attending services and other functions, then evil bigots like Pope Francis and his priests would lose whatever power they hold. I know so many people who consider themselves to be LGBTQ allies and friends of LGBTQ people who continue supporting the Catholic Church with their money and their presence. I find that jaw-droppingly astonishing.

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