Then tell your bishop to remove the language from catechisms that are used to teach SCHOOL CHILDREN that we LGBTQ people are “depraved,” “disordered,” and “morally evil.” Those are the exact words that the Church uses to stigmatize us every single day all over the world.
And don’t you dare give the typical Catholic response that you’re supposed to “respect” us “depraved,” “disordered” people.
Don’t even try, because we aren’t buying it. We demand that the Church immediately stop characterizing us with such hateful, hurtful language.
You don’t “support” me by calling me depraved.
Oh, and you don’t support me by lobbying to deny my civil rights. The Catholic Church in the United States has spent untold sums of money to lobby for legislation to prevent us from marrying and from raising families — to name just two of their attacks against us.
The pope said just two weeks ago IN PUBLIC in unscripted comments that our families aren’t real.
If you think the Catholic Church supports us even as they do all that and even as they refuse gay men positions at seminaries, then you have a twisted sense of what the word “support” means. I would daresay you have a condescending sense of what it means to support us.
The Catholic Church is led by homophobes who need to wake up and stop bullying us, who need to learn to be more moral, more decent, and more human.
Anyone who dares label me as depraved for being a member of a minority is simply not a good person.
Think I’m being too harsh?
Read the article below in which former president of Ireland Mary McAleese characterizes the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality as “evil.”
Speaking ahead of her inaugural participation in the Dublin Pride event on Saturday, where she will march with her son Justin and his husband, the former president said that what the church was doing to people in the LGBTI community was “unchristian” and “worse than uncharitable”.