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Gay Catholic Quits Board Over Dolan’s Hatred

I have to mention this because of Dolan being such a hate-filled person towards the LGBT community. There are many articles about Dolan and I applaud this priest for taking a stand against such a rotten individual.

No where in the Bible does it ever say that hatred is a virtue but Dolan seems to think that it’s a viable Catholic privilege that he gets to put out to the world against a minority he personally disagrees with.

(venting over)

From NY Daily News:

Angered by Cardinal Dolan’s stance on gay rights, a member of the junior board of the city’s Catholic Charities revealed Saturday he has resigned.

Joseph Amodeo quit after Dolan took umbrage at a letter from a group that works with homeless lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender youths.

“As a gay Catholic who teaches religious education (more than eight years in service to the Archdiocese of New York), is active in parish life and supports Catholic organizations, I’m afraid that the Archbishop has caused my heart to ache and my soul to feel pierced,” Amodeo wrote in his resignation letter.

“With a discerning mind, I have tried to overlook the Cardinal’s actions and comments, but this has now become impossible in light of his curt words to \[the founder of the nonprofit Ali Forney Center\] and New York City’s homeless LGBT youth.”

The conflict was set in motion after Carl Siciliano, founder of the nonprofit Ali Forney Center, sent a letter to Dolan, saying his “loud and strident voice against the acceptance of LGBT people” creates “a climate where parents turn on their own children.”

Dolan fired back: “For you to make the allegations and insinuations you do in your letter based on my adherence to the clear teachings of the Church is not only unfair and unjust, but inflammatory,” he wrote. “Neither I nor anyone in the Church would ever tolerate hatred of or prejudice towards any of the Lord’s children.”

Amodeo, who is 24 and gay, was a member of the executive committee of the junior board of the New York branch of Catholic Charities, one of the largest global networks of charities.

A spokesman for the archdiocese did not respond to a request for comment.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/catholic-charities-boardmember-quits-cardinal-dolan-stance-gay-rights-article-1.1058078#ixzz1rVJuaFlj

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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