Thursday, December 1, 2022

50+ Colorado Springs Clergy Issue Letter Calling for End to Religion-Based Homophobic Hate Speech — No Catholic Clergy Sign the Letter

Detail from Rogier van der Weyden's "Descent from the Cross," 15th century, Prado Museum, Madrid, at Wikimedia Commons

Mark Wingfield writes, "Colorado Springs clergy speak out against religious hate speech that leads to violence":

In a city mainly known as home to highly influential evangelical ministries that preach against the LGBTQ community, more than 50 clergy have co-signed a letter calling for an end to religious hate speech.

He adds, 

[N]ot all Christians in Colorado Springs follow that gospel of fear and exclusion. The clergy who signed the letter expressing support for the Colorado Springs LGBTQ community come from diverse congregations ranging from Baptist to Mormon to Lutheran and Episcopalian and Methodist and nondenominational."

The clergy letter with signatories' names appeared in the Colorado Springs Gazette.

NOT A SINGLE CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN SIGNED THIS LETTER — though the Catholic bishop of Colorado Springs issued a statement focusing largely on the need for gun safety laws. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued no statement, other than to republish the statement of Colorado Springs Bishop Golka.


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