Monday, January 23, 2012

Another Gay Teen Suicide: Phillip Parker, Tennessee

How soon will it be until we click on to another story or change the channel when yet another of these tragic suicides of gay teens makes news in the U.S.?  That's what people eventually do, after all, when something is reported over and over in the news, and it seems not nearly enough is happening to stop a particular kind of tragedy from occurring.

Not nearly enough is happening to stop the tragedy:  as in, religious leaders speaking out!  As in, the Catholic bishops of the U.S. speaking out.

These stories break again and again, and the U.S. Catholic bishops have uttered not one word about the problem.  But they expect to be listened to as credible moral leaders when they tell us they defend human rights and the values of life.

Silence is complicity.

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