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Catholic Bishop known for LGBT advocacy comes out in support of the Equality Act
The Christian Post - A Catholic bishop has joined a growing list of Christians who've come out in support of the Equality Act, a sweeping legislative initiative recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives.
Bishop John Stowe of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, long criticized by conservative Catholics for his stance on LGBT issues, sent a letter to the top senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was obtained by the Jesuit publication America magazine.
Addressing his letter to Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Stowe proclaimed that, “As a Catholic bishop, I hate to see any form of hateful discrimination protected by law and it is consistent with our teaching to ensure that LGBTQ people have the protection they need.”
In the letter, Stowe asserted, “LGBTQ people reflect the image and likeness of God, just as anyone else, and so it is our duty to love and defend them.” He also expressed gratitude for the “many LGBTQ Catholics who serve and lead their communities with distinction,” adding, “Their perseverance, their grace, and devotion to the common good has made Catholic communities holier and has edified our nation.”
Stowe’s view of the Equality Act is widely divergent....READ MORE
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