New York: Catholic official quits over archdiocese’s anti-gay stance
Joseph Amodeo, an official affiliated with the New York Roman Catholic archdiocese, has quit the junior board of Catholic Charities over a heterosexuals-only policy implemented by the church for homeless people, the Associated Press reports.
The resignation comes after Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who heads the largest archdiocese in the US, failed to respond to a “call for help” for homeless youths who are not heterosexual.
The appeal to Cardinal Dolan came from Carl Siciliano of the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBT people, who said that the “loud and strident voice against the acceptance of LGBT people” resulted in a “climate where parents turn on their own children.” To which the only comment the Cardinal made was that he was following the teachings of the Catholic Church.
To which Mr Amodeo said he had simply “had enough” of the Cardinal’s attitude, and therefore quit his position at the Catholic Charities.