Those "equality" and "respect" and environmental nutjobs are at it again. This time it is the "Catholics for Equality" group. Look at this horrible rubbish. These types of emails have been coming to my inbox for a bit now-I never even subscribed to them. Look
WASHINGTON - Catholic [In name only] for Equality, took action this week as a newly founded Catholic group dedicated to amplifying the voices of Catholics [in name only] who support fair laws for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. First actions included outreach ["outreach". here's a better word: pester]to Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services in the United States of America and meetings with key senators and Catholic leaders on Capitol Hill, calling for a repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.[for those who do not know what that is, its a law meaning openly homosexual people can not be members of the military, rightly so]
In a letter sent today, Catholics for Equality, requested a meeting with Archbishop Broglio to address inaccurate and misleading [and in what way where they innacurate and misleading] statements made in a June 1, 2010, statement against the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. In the statement Archbishop Broglio argued against the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell by comparing gay servicemembers to alcoholics and makes other misleading and false arguments such as, overturning discrimination[It`s not discrimination] in our armed forces would force Catholic Chaplains to perform same sex marriages.
"Archbishop Broglio's arguments are based on outdated concepts not facts,"[outdated concepts, apparently homosexuality being a moral wrong is outdated. Apparently homosexual acts being a morally and intrisic evil is outdated.] says Acting Executive Director Phil Attey. "No legislation would ever be considered that would force a military chaplain to perform duties, contrary to their faith. [Apparently it's your faith too, arent you "Catholic"?] Further, the Archbishop's comparisons of gay people to alcoholics shows a profound ignorance of American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association[Both of which had homosexuality as a mental disorder up until the 70's] standards of which every pastoral counselor should be aware." [The two can be equally compared - they are both disorders]
Yesterday, through a lobbying effort sponsored by Servicemembers United, leaders of Catholics for Equality walked the halls of Congress calling on key Senators and Catholic leaders to support the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.
(L-R) Bill Hillegeist, Rev. Dr. Joseph Palacios, [So there is a priest involved] Michael Holtz, Phil Attey & Dylan Knapp
"Speaking out as pro-equality Catholics [in name only] is so important to the legislative process," [No, it's not. It's sending a false message to the public about the Church]said Former State Legislator and Catholics for Equality Board Member Patsy Trujillo. "We are confident that Senators will honor dedication and patriotism when they see it and are proud to have helped these brave soldiers make sure their voices are heard. Further, we trust our Catholic Senators will vote in their conscience and the will of the pro-equality Catholics in their state, and not the misinformed dictates of Rome."['and not the misinformed dictates of Rome' so, suddenly you know better than the Church? If you are "Catholics" then why don't you follow the teachings of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church? Do you think you know better than God?]Catholics for Equality brought Catholic soldiers, gay and non-gay, representing the spectrum of voices affected by Don't Ask Don't Tell, to tell their stories and put a Catholic [no, it's not] face to the issue. One soldier, Walker Burtschell of Florida, explained how Don't Ask Don't Tell not only ended his career, but almost ended his life.[Oh, here we go...a sob story]
"Being discharged and being outted to my family was just not an option and I felt my life was about to end," said Brutschell. "I was hospitalized at Camp Lejeune's hospital and put on suicide watch. Because of the messages I grew up receiving from the Church, I didn't feel I could turn to our Catholic Chaplain, and instead met with a psychiatrist who I didn't think would judge me the way a priest would. I felt comfortable enough to admit my sexual orientation to him, feeling confident that there existed some form of patient/physician confidentiality. Sadly, it was his comments in my medical records that would out me to the Corps."[Now who is misinformed about the Churches teachings!] (see full story)
"The overwhelming majority of American Catholics support allowing soldiers like Walker to openly serve in the U.S. Armed Forces," said Rev. Dr. Joseph Palacios, a professor of sociology at Georgetown University and a founding board member of Catholics for Equality. "78% of all Americans are for the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell. The most recent survey of Catholics in 2006 showed that 66% of Catholics favored gays and lesbians serving in the military - a number we believe is significantly higher now in 2010."[Who conducted this survey? I bet that the Catholic surveyed were from a place with a large progressive population]
Catholics for Equality will work to provide [in]accurate information and support to Catholic Members of Congress and related religious leaders as they navigate productive ways to be faithful Catholics who defend the freedoms and liberties of all Americans, including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters.
Oh Good Lord, hear our prayers. Most Holy Mother of God, we ask thee, rid the church of this heretical group.