Sunday, October 05, 2014

From One Extreme To Another

When people think about religion and LGBT rights many people think that thy go together like oil and water, that the two do not mix. Many times they are right and many times they are wrong.

On Friday I went to a concert by a trans-women at a United Church of Christ church and there are so many other churches that are open and affirming. The Episcopal Church is also affirming and they even have trans-priests. When my aunt died the Congregational Church she was a member was accepting of me and has no problem with accepting gay, lesbian or trans-people.

But there are also an equal number of churches that want nothing to do with us and disdain anything that has even a remote connection with us.
Catholic U. tells group to delay screening of film on gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk
The Washington Post
By Nick Anderson
October 2, 2014

Catholic University told a student group this week to postpone a screening of the movie “Milk,” about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, after officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.

The episode underscored tensions that sometimes arise over social issues and Catholic doctrine at a university with direct ties to the Vatican. Catholicism teaches that gays and lesbians as individuals are fully accepted by God but that their sexual relationships are sinful. Pope Francis has sought to take a nonconfrontational stance, telling a reporter last year who asked about homosexuality: “Who am I to judge?”
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“For university administrators, it called into question whether the event had changed in nature from one of education to one of advocacy,” Nakas said in a statement. “Given the confusion caused by the advertising, the Office of the Dean of Students contacted the College Democrats to postpone the event.”
It seems that the university officials are the ones to judge.

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