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Cardinal George blasts gay marriage in letter to all Chicago-area Catholics

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
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CHICAGO -- One of the most high-profile religious leaders who opposed Illinois' new same-sex marriage legislation says the law will have consequences for the church and society.

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Cardinal defends funding cuts for immigration groups that support gay marriage

| Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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CHICAGO -- Cardinal Francis George, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, is defending his decision to bar church funding for immigrant rights groups that support same-sex marriage.

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Illinois LGBT activists to demonstrate against Cardinal George

By Tony Merevick| Chicago Phoenix | Thursday, January 17, 2013
Activists rally at Chicago's Thompson Center on Jan. 5.Photo: Daniel Guerrero, Chicago Phoenix
Activists from the Gay Liberation Network, a longtime Chicago-based direct action LGBT rights group, are calling on the local community to join them early next month in a protest against Cardinal Francis George, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, due to his vocal opposition against...

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Chicago Cardinal urges Catholics to oppose marriage equality bill

| Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Cardinal Francis GeorgePhoto by Adam Bielawski, via Wikimedia Commons
Chicago's Cardinal Francis George officially entered the political debate over same-sex marriage on Tuesday, issuing a pastoral letter that urges parishioners to contact state legislators and voice their opposition to a planned bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George: Same-sex marriage ‘violates natural law’

| Sunday, December 30, 2012
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With Illinois state lawmakers poised to consider a marriage equality bill in the lame duck session that begins Wednesday, Catholic bishops and other advocates of "traditional" are taking a new approach: same-sex marriage simply violates natural law.

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Two major benchmarks in LGBT history will change the playing field forever

| Saturday, January 14, 2012
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If you sneezed last week, you might have missed them. Two major changes in the fight for LGBT equality took place — and they literally will change the playing field forever.

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Catholic Archbishop apologizes for comparing LGBT rights movement to the KKK

| Saturday, January 7, 2012
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CHICAGO -- Chicago Catholic Archbishop Cardinal Francis George on Friday issued an apology to the LGBT community for remarks he made last month when compared the LGBT rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan. In an interview broadcast on FOX television station WFLD-TV in ChicagoIn...

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Advocacy group’s newspaper ad rebukes Chicago Archbishop over anti-gay remarks

| Sunday, January 1, 2012
CHICAGO -- Truth Wins Out, a non-profit advocacy group that fights anti-LGBT religious extremism -- stepped up its campaign against Cardinal Francis George with a full-page ad in Sunday's Chicago Tribune, rebuking the Chicago Archbishop for his recent comments comments likening gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan.

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Cardinal Francis George’s Parade of Lies

| Thursday, December 29, 2011
The Roman Catholic Church’s toxic obsession with homosexuality manifests itself in countless ways. The most recent anti-gay outburst came from the Chicago Archbishop, Cardinal Francis George, who foolishly compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan.

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Chicago Cardinal George backs away from gay ‘Ku Klux Klan’ comment

PHIL REESE | Washington Blade | Monday, December 26, 2011
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According to ABC News Chicago, Cardinal Francis George has began to backtrack on comments likening gay activists to the Ku Klux Klan, even after earlier refusing to do so. Last week Chicago’s Roman Catholic leader decried a rerouting of the 2012 June LGBT Pride parade route to a path that would take the march in front of a Catholic church, saying “You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism.”

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