The Rainbow Sash Movement a Catholic Organization is calling on homosexuals in the College of Cardinals and Arch/Bishops to come out of the clerical closet on October 4 the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. In the words of St. Francis of Assisi, “We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” What better way to do this than by calling for integrity among the highest levels of our Catholic Leadership.
It is time to stop the rumor mills from those Bishops who occupy leadership positions from Washington DC to Atlanta to San Francisco and Chicago in the hopes of stopping the hate directed at the national LGBT Community. We have chosen October 4th because it is the installation of the new Archbishop elect of San Francisco Bishop Cordileone. We it is time to let the truth set you free by freely coming out and self-identifying as Gay.
St. Francis was a person who celebrated diversity in nature. The 13th-century saint is well known for talking with animals and hugging lepers, but he also befriended an Islamic sultan. St. Francis nursed the outcast with compassion as Jesus before him. He responded with love to all who sought him out.
The Rainbow Sash Movement is therefore declaring October 4 coming out day for the Catholic Hierarchy who have hidden themselves for too long in the Bishops closet. We are asking our fellow Catholics to start demanding integrity in this matter. It is time that our Catholic Bishops face their fear of the word “Gay” and embrace it.