Cardinal Francis George compared Gay Pride Parade to the Ku Klux Klan

Cardinal Francis George compared next year’s Gay Pride Parade to the Ku Klux Klan!  (Appearing on Fox’s Chicago station).

“You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something
like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against
Catholicism,” Cardinal George said.

“That’s a little strong analogy, Ku Klux Klan,” Fox Chicago’s Dane Placko noted.

“It is,” Cardinal George agreed. “But you take a look at the
rhetoric, the rhetoric of the Ku Klux Klan, the rhetoric of some of the
gay liberation people. Who is the enemy? The Catholic Church.”

State Rep. Sara Feigenholtz (D) on Wednesday called on Cardinal George to apologize.

The CCWC coordinators, already imagining  a New Years/Epiphany ad in the
Windy City Times, are exploring options for a paid ad which will in
some way be a counter message to George.  Watch for it in this week’s
WCT.   And, watch Facebook and listserv traffic for further updates
including a press release which you might consider tailoring and using

You may  call the Cardinal’s office (312-534-8230) and demand an apology for this offensive and hurtful statement.