WAC Press Release: Call for State funding to be withheld from WMoF 2018 unless LGBT couples welcomed

WAC Press Release: Call for State funding to be withheld from WMoF 2018 unless LGBT couples welcomed

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PRESS RELEASE                                                1 February 2018

Call for State funding to be withheld from WMoF 2018 unless LGBT couples welcomed

We are Church Ireland is calling on the Irish Government to withhold state funding of the World Meeting of Families 2018 (WMoF 2018) until assurances are received from the organisers, the Dublin Catholic Archdiocese, that the event will welcome and include families headed by LGBT couples.

Such assurances are necessary in view of the removal of images and text relating to LGBT people from the WMOF2018 brochures.

" The Government should not use Irish taxpayers' 'money to fund any organisation that discriminates against LBGT families" stated Brendan Butler, spokesperson of We are Church Ireland.

Brendan Butler, We are Church spokesperson.

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