From the Washington Post - Florida Catholic bishop: ‘It is religion, including our own,’ that targets LGBT people By Robert Lynch bishop of St. Petersburg
…Sadly it is religion, including our own, that targets, mostly verbally, and often breeds contempt for gays, lesbians and transgender people. Attacks today on LGBT men and women often plant the seed of contempt, then hatred, which can ultimately lead to violence.
However, ZACK FORD writing in a Think Progress article No, We Cannot Weep Together makes this important point…
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has dedicated millions of dollars to opposing LGBT equality over the years. Bishop Lynch may be the first actively serving member of that organization to admit that these efforts may have had consequences for LGBT people. read full essay