The Rainbow Sash Movement a National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Roman Catholics responds to the public statement of Cardinal Dolan current president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, head of the New York Archdiocese and Rev. Bryant Wright, president of the Southern Baptist Convention
Both of these men claim to speak for Christians in the matter of Gay Marriage, something President Obama has not done. On the contrary President Obama spoke of his personal religious belief in his understanding of the Golden Rule of do unto others as you would do unto yourself.
The Rainbow Sash Movement commends President Obama on his integrity, and recognizing that it was time for Presidential leadership on the issue of Gay Marriage.
We can no longer allow religious leaders to promote second class citizenship to any group of US Citizens which is based on their narrowly defined dogma. Such dogmatic fundamentalism only promotes bigotry in the name of religious authority as was done in North Carolina. Constitutional violence is just as wrong as any other form of mindless violence.
We are glad that we have a president who believes in the separation of Church and State.
God bless President Obama, you make us proud to be Americans once again.
Board of Directors
Rainbow Sash Movement