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Cardinal George Stands By KKK Comment, Calls For His Resignation Continue (VIDEO)


Though he has come under fire by LGBT advocates over a comment he recently made comparing Gay Pride Parade organizers to “something like the Ku Klux Klan,” Cardinal Francis George, the Archbishop of Chicago, stood by that contentious comparison in a statement issued this week.

“[T]he organizers invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle the religious freedom of the Catholic Church,” the Cardinal said in a statement, as reported by the Windy City Times concerning the comment. “One such organization is the Ku Klux Klan which, well into the 1940′s, paraded through American cities not only to interfere with Catholic worship but also to demonstrate that Catholics stand outside of the American consensus.”

Cardinal George went on to note in his that “it is terribly wrong and sinful that gays and lesbians have been harassed and subjected to psychological and even physical harm” and that he is “grateful” that the parade organizers adjusted their start time to allow the parish to celebrate their Sunday mass peacefully.

Still, he said, “these tragedies can be addressed, however, without disturbing the organized and orderly public worship of God in a country that claims to be free.” [more]


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  1. Davide says:

    The Cardinal apologized and he should have never. He said some gay organizers act like the KKK and this was true 30 years ago, now they act like fascists. I am shocked that he apologized and disappointed.

  2. Jim 2 says:

    Camile, one other comment: if the Church is “we the people,” then I don’t know why you care what Rome or Cardinal George do. Remember, according to you, THEY’RE not the Church — you and your friends are. So, leave me and the hierarchy alone (because by your reckoning we’re not the Church anyway), and go be with your church.

  3. Jim 2 says:

    To Camile and Christian Who Cares: newsflash — the Catholic Church is God’s church, not the pope’s / bishops’ / priests’ church. If you don’t like what you see happening in God’s church, just leave and start your own. But, leave God’s church alone — people like me appreciate being members of the true Church.

    • Anonymous says:

      “God’s church” is appropriately described as a church of “Christ Consciousness.” This is my church and I’m going to stay in and be part of the reform movemment.

  4. A Christian who cares says:

    Not only should Cardinal George resign, but the entire hierachy from the pope on down should resign so that the people can finally and completely reform the Church into one of Christ-consciousness for ALL people, and most importantly for the more than one-half the Church who are women and completely equal in the sight of God. The Old Boys’ male patriarchal system has got to go and be replaced by one of equality for ALL Christians.

  5. Camille says:

    Not only should Cardinal George resign, but so should the whole hierarchy from the pope on down, so it can be reformed once and for all. The Church is its people — not the hierarchy, and we the people need to take our Church back.

  6. Richard says:

    The Cardinal must resign. It is totally against the spirit of Christ to behave in such a childish and stubborn way. An apology will settle the matter. No peaceful civil rights group should be likened to the KKK – only a monster would do that and then refuse to reconsider his hateful words.

  7. Tom says:

    The Cardinal needs to apologize.

  8. Michael says:

    The Cardinal does NOT need to apologize! He was totally right in this matter. Our country is being bombarded with gay-rights issues. The California Board of Education passed a law recently requiring that classes be taught about gay and lesbian contributions to society. Students are mandated to take these classes. What indoctrinization! Though I have compassion for gay and lesbians, their sexual actions are not in line with God’s law. Sorry, no on can nullify the Word of God. Gays and lesbians should not be harmed. But they should not exploit their sexual activities as being wholesome and normal.

  9. Kathleen Bridel says:

    Newt in spite of serial marriages loved by Church
    Gays not so much – that a Cardinal would compare any group to KKK is monstrous

  10. Jim 2 says:

    God bless the Cardinal. He needs our prayers as he stands up to oppose the forces of darkness, mediated in part through those pressing for the normalization of homosexuality.

  11. Jim says:

    “Victims” love to make a mountain out of a molehill. The Cardinal was merely making an analogy with regards to the interruption of Catholic worship at Mass by those motivated by irrational hostility and fanaticism. And this is newsworthy? For heaven’s sake, get over it!

  12. Tony says:

    The Cardinal needs to apologise.


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