Stop threatening Illinois immigrant groups
  • Petitioning His Eminence Francis Cardinal George

This petition will be delivered to:

Archdiocese of Chicago
His Eminence Francis Cardinal George
Program Coordinator, CRS & CCHD, Archdiocese of Chicago
Joanna Arellano
Catholic Campaign for Human Development, USCCB
Ralph McCloud, Director

Stop threatening Illinois immigrant groups

    1. Petition by

      George Kuhlman


Catholic Church leaders have decided to use immigrants and those who seek to help them as pawns in a political battle. Church leaders recently threatened to discontinue funding for several charitable organizations that belong to the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), which has decided to support equal treatment under the law for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois. The Church has insisted that member organizations disassociate from the ICIRR because of its support for civil marriage for gays and lesbians in Illinois - or lose their funding. We are urging Church leaders to withdraw this unjust threat against charitable organizations that serve our most vulnerable brothers and sisters.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 5 months ago

      In countries where people have to flee their homes because of persecution and violence, political solutions must be found, peace and tolerance restored, so that refugees can return home. In my experience, going home is the deepest wish of most refugees.

      ~ Angelina Jolie

      “Refugees have done more for my heart and my spirit than I can ever express in words.”

      ~ Angelina Jolie

    • Gloria Callaci EVANSTON, IL
      • 11 months ago

      I believe in Christian charity!

    • Elizabeth David CHICAGO, IL
      • 12 months ago

      We are not to judge. Loving and forgiving is our God and HE alone will judge us, ALL OF US. Whatsoever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do unto me. Those are Jesus' words!

    • Betty Slack GRAYSLAKE, IL
      • 12 months ago

      If you're not listening to Christ's message, then at least listen to Pope Francis - we are not to judge but we are to be kind, compassionate, fair, and loving

    • Joseph Gonzales LEMONT, IL
      • 12 months ago

      I'm descended from immigrants and work with immigrants as well. As a gay Catholic, I'm appalled at the way the Church feels it must insinuate itself in civil matters..especially when it will affect the LGBT community.


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