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MINNESOTA: Local Paper Examines Catholic Campaign Against Gays

Minneapolis' City Pages has published a lengthy look at Archbishop John Neinstedt and the Catholic Church's local campaign against gay people. An excerpt:
The archbishop began his tenure by writing a piece in the Catholic Spirit claiming that those "who actively encourage or promote homosexual acts ... formally cooperate in a grave evil, and ... are guilty of mortal sin." Next he inserted into Mass what was colloquially called a "marriage prayer," instructing priests to force parishioners to "proclaim and defend [God's] plan for marriage, which is the union of one man and one woman." Reports began trickling in of confused parishioners, those with children and friends in same-sex relationships, suddenly unsure of their eternal salvation. In one example, an 80-year-old woman was forced to forgo Christmas Mass to keep her gay son from having to sit through the anti-gay prayer.
Neinstedt refused to be interviewed. Read the full article. (Tipped by JMG reader Rich)

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