Dear Cardinal George,
It is deeply disappointing that you would compare gay people organizing for their rights to the Ku Klux Klan. Your comments to Fox News demonstrate the disrespect and hostility that the Catholic Church exhibits toward gay people.
One can add your comments to the long list of disrespectful claims about gay and lesbian human beings. The Church's hostile rhetoric against gay people include that we are:
"an objective disorder;"
"an intrinsic moral evil;"
"of grave depravity;"
"morph(ing) into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism" by marching in the Pride Parade (one day of the entire year) past a single church in your archdiocese: Mt. Carmel; and
"threatening the future of humanity" by securing civil marriage equality under law.
How would you feel if your personal and collective identity were so characterized?
You claim to represent the God on this earth and in our city. It is deeply disappointingboth to me and much of my extended familythat you portray gay people with such disregard for our humanity, our aspirations for family and our commitment for a just and equal place in society, free from discrimination.
Gary L. Cozette