Petition Drive Calls on Chicago's Archbishop Francis George to Resign For Comparing LGBT Community to Ku Klux Klan
George's Only Road to Redemption is His Resignation, Says TWO
BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Truth Wins Out launched a Change.org petition today calling on Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Francis George to resign after he incomprehensibly compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan. George's over-the-top remarks were so extreme that they shredded his credibility and permanently damaged his ability to serve as a respected voice of reason.
"It is outrageous that Cardinal George would place law-abiding, peaceful citizens in the same category as a notoriously violent hate group," said Truth Wins Out's Executive Director Wayne Besen. "George's resignation is his only road to redemption and if he has a shred of dignity and a sliver of class he will immediately step down."
George's offensive remarks came during a dispute over the scheduled starting time of the annual gay pride parade in June. The event was originally set to begin at 10am, but a priest bitterly complained that the starting time would interfere with morning services.
In an interview with Fox News in Chicago, Cardinal George said: "You know, you don't want the Gay Liberation Movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism."
Truth Wins Out (TWO) is a nonprofit that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism. TWO specializes in turning information into action by organizing, advocating and fighting for LGBT equality.
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