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Human Rights Campaign calls Pope Francis’ comments on gay issues ‘a remarkable moment’

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  1. James Orpin 23 Sep 2013, 6:23pm

    Ridiculous. Francis did not change the Catholic stance on homosexuality, abortion & contraception he just said to stop talking about it.

    1. I know. It’s just another PR exercise but people seem to be falling for it.

  2. Dimitris T 23 Sep 2013, 6:44pm

    Could you please compare to this
    http://www.ethnos.gr/article.asp?catid=22768&subid=2&pubid=63730220#forumtop
    Greek Bishop praising Golden Dawn, especially for attacking the theatre where Corpus Christi was played and uses insulting words for gay people.

  3. Robert in S. Kensington 23 Sep 2013, 7:02pm

    And every time another American state wants to legislate for equal marriage, the RCC will be right there leading the charge trying to prevent it. NO CHANGE!

  4. Colin (London) 23 Sep 2013, 8:48pm

    What a load of rubbish. Gay community keep working for equality against the catholics living in the past adding nothing to the planet. Religious free planet please.

  5. Typical HRC, desperately seeking the approval of their oppressors at any cost. Keep on begging. smh

  6. The HRC is a weak and patronizing organization, which has done little for the US gay community. The battles state side, have been largely won by Lambda Legal.

    Selling out so easily to the Vatican, is another show of HRCs historic weakness and irrelevance.

    1. It’s Freedom to Marry which has been winning state-level electoral battles through donations, advice and national-level campaigns like Why Marriage Matters. The head of Freedom to Marry, Evan Wolfson, used to work for Lambda Legal but he left in 2001.

      Two different legal groups, GLAD and Lambda Legal, have both had important roles in the legal cases. GLAD led on the first successful legal case: Goodridge v. Public Health, which legalised marriage in Massachusetts. Meanwhile Lambda Legal is leading on the still-unresolved set of legal cases in New Jersey. Lambda Legal also led on In re. Marriage Cases, which briefly legalised marriage in California until Prop. 8.

      Lambda Legal actually opposed the federal case against Prop 8, which was brought by the California-based American Foundation for Equal Rights. Lambda has often seemed overly cautious about marriage cases – although it does much excellent work.

      I agree that HRC has been fairly useless, though – a US Stonewall.

  7. When will HRC realise you do not gain your free and equal rights by being nice to your oppressor, and by deluding your self they have changed.
    I expected it to be different under the leadership of Chad Griffin, seems not; same fawning, ineffective please be nice to us.
    WE are winning against delusion and unreason, stop fawning on a vile church give them hell and send them to their self imagined fires.
    A new PR man at the head of the worlds biggest child abuse mafia does not mean they have had an epiphany.

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