Call on Chicago’s Archbishop Cardinal Francis George to Resign
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Call on Chicago’s Archbishop Cardinal Francis George to Resign

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Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George foolishly compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan. He has crossed so far over the line of basic decency that he couldn’t see it with a pair of binoculars. George’s over-the-top remarks were extreme to the point where they shredded his credibility and permanently damaged his ability to serve as a respected voice of reason.  

 

This outrageous comparison of the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan was so degrading and hurtful that apologizing will not be sufficient. George’s only road to redemption is handing in his resignation. If he has a shred of dignity and a shard of class he will immediately step down.  

 

George’s offensive remarks came during a dispute over the scheduled starting time of the annual gay pride parade in June. The event was originally set to begin at 10am, but a priest bitterly complained that the starting time would interfere with morning services.  

 

In an interview with Fox News in Chicago, Cardinal George said: “Well, I go with the pastor. I mean, he’s telling us that they won’t be able to have Church services on Sunday, if that’s the case. You know, you don’t want the Gay Liberation Movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism. So, I think if that’s what’s happening, and I don’t know that it is, but I would respect the local pastor’s, you know, position on that. Then I think that’s a matter of concern for all of us.”

 

Such backward and bigoted remarks cannot stand. We must stand up, speak out and fight back against the intolerance displayed by Cardinal George. If we don’t take a stand when we are compared to the KKK – when will we? The time to act is now by demanding that George immediately leave his post.

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    • Karen Howard PORT ST LUCIE, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      He doesn’t want the “Gay Liberation Movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism”, yet he is demonstrating that he is against them. Is this what Catholicism is all about? If it is, count me out!

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    • Catherine Hart MT. AIRY, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      The Ku Klux Klan has always expressed hatred for several groups, including Catholics. The LGBT community has never expressed such views, and to suggest that they do is appalling. Many gay people as well as straight people who support the LGBT community are Catholic.

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    • John Schmidt GLENVIEW, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Because the Cardinal's false statements continue with his outrageous letter attacking the new contraceptive health coverage regulation.

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    • G. R. Gray STOCKTON, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Tell the Calif gov. that marrying a lesbian is antithetical to gay marriage rights

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    • Robert Campbell PETRIE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Cardinal George needs to seriously reconsider his ignorant position. Comparing the LGBT community to the KKK is not only ludicrous, it is highly offensive. LGBT people are law abiding, caring people, who just want to have the same respect and rights that all human beings are entitled to. If anything, Cardinal George and is bigoted, discriminatory narrow mindedness, is reminiscent of the KKK. This man should be relieved of his position within the Church, as he is certainly not representative of what Jesus taught, and it is people like him, who add to hate within our world.

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