Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gramick: Equality is a Catholic value – by David Taffet – Dallas Voice

Nun began working toward acceptance of gays and lesbians 
in the Catholic Church in 1971

In 1971, Sister Jeannine Gramick became friendly with a gay man while she was working on her doctorate in mathematics education.

“Sister, what is the Catholic Church doing for gays and lesbians?” he asked her.

She realized the answer was, “Very little.”

That’s when Gramick began working on LGBT issues in the Catholic Church and has since dedicated her career to helping gays and lesbians.

In 1977, Gramick co-founded New Ways Ministry, a Catholic social justice center working for the reconciliation of lesbian and gay people and the church. She founded several local Dignity groups and has served on the board of Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

“I do this because I believe this is what God is calling me to do,” said Gramick, who was in Dallas this week for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious with Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry.

DeBernardo said he came of age after Vatican 2 in the social justice tradition of the church. He said what’s more important isn’t someone’s sexual orientation but that people are not being treated equally. Read more:

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Deserve Respect
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To Children In Early Childhood

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is less about sex and more about love, being one with another human being 
Attachment Theory - LOVE & RELIGION 

Gay Marriage - Galileo Condemned As A Heretic
Misinterpretations of The Bible
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By Michael Kirkland, United Press International  -

 U.S. SUPREME COURT Gay Rights Advocates Seize on
Justice Ginsburg’s ‘Time Bomb’
By Debra Cassens Weiss – July 20, 2010 – ABA Journal

Prop. 8 plaintiffs ask that marriages proceed –
by Joe Garofoli - The San Francisco Chronicle

Who has standing to appeal Prop. 8 ruling?
by Erwin Chemerinsky - Los Angeles Times

Gay marriage
“Religious beliefs that gay and lesbian relationships are sinful or inferior to heterosexual relationships harm gays and lesbians.”
Judge Vaughn Walker

Auschwitz - Christmas 2008
 A flashback far more severe than in
Brokeback Mountain

Looking for Time Bombs and Tea Leaves on Gay Marriage
By Adam Liptak – July 19, 2010
The New York Times
American Bar Association (ABA)
Backs Marriage Equality for Gays and Lesbians
ABA Journal

Campaigns Against “Gay Marriage” Have Been A Vehicle
To Convey Certain People Into Political Office

Same-sex marriage - The Big Picture 
August 4, 2010 -

Prop. 8 overturned: Why Vaughn Walker ruled against gay-marriage ban 
By Warren Richey – August 4, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional as lacking rational basis
 Nan Hunter - Professor, Georgetown Law, Washington, DC
hunter of justice

Gay Marriage Ruling A Matter of Simple Justice
by Geoffrey R. Stone - law professor at the University of Chicago
Chicago Tribune

"Someday, maybe, there will exist a 
well-informed, well-considered, and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is 
the mutilation of a 
child's spirit."

Kids Are Being Hurt!!!

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