#Hatehurts

Written By Call To Action

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June 23, 2016

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No more hate! Change the Catholic Catechism!

OBJECTIVELY DISORDERED? INTRINSICALLY EVIL?

#HATEHURTS! CHANGE THE CATHOLIC CATEHCISM.

The Call To Action community continues to stand in solidarity with those horrifically attacked in Orlando on June 12, 2016. We feel it is imperative for us to boldly speak out against Catholic Church officials’ continued insistence on calling the LGBTQ community’s “inclinations” as “objectively disordered” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2358), or even worse, “ordered toward an intrinsic moral evil” (Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the Pastoral Care of Homosexual Person, 1986).

The hierarchical Catholic Church’s hurtful and inflammatory language to describe our LGBTQ brothers and sisters makes the institutional Church complicit in fanning the flames of hatred and violence. Under the guise of religion and faith, the Church models intolerance, breeds prejudice, and attempts to justify discrimination.

We cannot be silent.

Call To Action calls on officials within the institutional Church to open up conversations with LGBTQ communities in order to move the Church beyond words and teachings that are openly hostile, arouse anger, and engender deep animosity and pain.

We call for change in the Catholic Church’s official language and teaching on LGBTQ matters.

We call on officials to, instead, embody paths of greater dialogue and understanding, tolerance and affirmation, healing and reconciliation.

Until we come together and expunge the hateful rhetoric and discriminatory teachings coming from and in the name of our Church, we contribute to the strife and violence directed towards LGBTQ communities.

We call on fellow Catholics and allies to join us in this endeavor.

Sign this petition to Archbishop Joseph Kurtz (President of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops) and demand a review of the hurtful and inflammatory language and teachings in the Catechesim of the Catholic Church.

When you are on the petition site, be sure to share the petition on Facebook and Twitter and send it by email to family and friends (hashtag #hatehurts)

Pitch in 5! and help us launch a campaign to lift up the wholeness and holiness of LGBTQ Catholics.

Call or write your local bishop and request a conversation about how to support LGBTQ communities.

In your faith community/ies, ask leaders to hold moments of silence and/or action on behalf of our LGBTQ siblings.

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