Brava to Sister Jeannine Grammick! It is time to stand up against the homophobia of our Roman Catholic Church that the it might come to see the terrible damage it does to children and adults alike, whether they be LGBT or not. Homophobia is hurting us all; it’s just another “reason” to pump up division between us all so that one side can feel superior to the other…definitely an unChristian position for the Catholic Church and other denominations which call themselves Christian.
The RCC owes an immense debt of gratitude to Jeannine Grammick for her courage and loyalty and work on behalf of ALL of us, whether we be LGBT or not!
A Catholic nun is calling on Irish citizens to vote for marriage equality this May, the latest in a series of voices hoping to legalize same-gender marriages in the country through a nationwide referendum.
Sister JeannineGramick, SL, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, has been in Ireland this past week for a gathering of Catholic Church reformers. She also has been meeting Catholic LGBT organizations there. In an interview with The Independent, she commented on the upcoming referendum:
” ‘You can be a Catholic and vote for civil marriage for lesbian and gay people because it is a civil matter – it has nothing to do with your religion.’ “
She added that the bishops were “like little children” with their threats that priests would stop performing civil marriages, adding:
” ‘I think [the bishops] would be punishing heterosexual couples in the sense of making it more difficult for them as they…
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