National LGBTQ Task Force Statement on Pope’s Visit to U.S.A.

Will words translate into action?


Posted by Melanie Nathan, September, 21, 2015.

popeWASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2015 — On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, the National LGBTQ Task Force is making the following statement – through the words of Russell Roybal, National LGBTQ Task Force Deputy Executive Director.

“As an LGBTQ catholic myself, I would like to welcome the Pope to the United States.  In fact, one of the Task Force’s founders, the late Father Robert Carter, was a Jesuit like Pope Francis.

I think many LGBTQ people of faith were pleasantly surprised when the Pope made his ‘who am I to judge (LGBTQ people)’ comment to journalists early into his pontificate. We had hoped that this would lead to rapid changes in church doctrine that currently negatively impacts LGBTQ people — from its opposition to marriage equality to reproductive rights.

Sadly we still wait to see whether…

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