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Gay Catholics Plan Protest Against Cardinal Over Comparison to Ku Klux Klan

Updated: Wednesday, 04 Jan 2012, 7:49 PM CST
Published : Wednesday, 04 Jan 2012, 7:46 PM CST

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Chicago - Gay Chicago Catholics plan to protest against Cardinal Francis George on Sunday over comments he made on FOX Chicago News comparing gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan.

The group Rainbow Sash will join with Equality Illinois and the Gay Liberation Network for a noontime protest on Jan. 8 at Holy Name Cathedral (730 N. Wabash).

On Dec. 21, Cardinal George talked with FOX Chicago News about the route for the 2012 Gay Pride Parade, a route that would have taken it by a Catholic church on a Sunday morning during mass.

"You don't want the Gay Liberation Movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism," the Cardinal said.

Since then, some gay activists have demanded that the Cardinal resign.

Gay Liberation Network


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