PRESS RELEASE 3 April 2018
WAC welcomes Pride theme ‘We Are Family’
and calls for place of honour for LGBTQ families at WMoF
We Are Church Ireland welcomes the Dublin Pride Festival's adoption of the theme 'We Are Family' for this year's celebration and we would ask all Catholic families and people of Faith to support this year's festival that recognises the inherent dignity of every person irrespective of gender orientation.
We are a Catholic Reform Group and we call upon the World Meeting of Families, being organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin, to extend a public invitation to all LGBTQ families to a place of honour at this meeting being attended by Pope Francis in August.
Such a public gesture would help to dispel the implied rejection of LGBTQ families from this Catholic event as evidenced by the removal of both photos and text relating to LGBTQ families which We Are Church Ireland condemns as an insult to the dignity of every LGBTQ person.
‘We Are Church Ireland stands for the equality of all people irrespective of gender, sexual orientation or any other human characteristic and calls upon our Catholic Church to show this inclusivity in action besides rhetoric' stated Brendan Butler, spokesperson WACI.
Brendan Butler, We are Church spokesperson.
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