1) WitsVuvuzela.com reports on Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s outreach to the LGBT community in Braamfontein, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Father Russell Pollitt, pastor, commented: “I think the problem with religion is that we don’t think things through. We tend to think things in black and white…whereas human life is really grey.”
2) Tim Nelson, an educator who said he was not hired for an administrative job because the potential employer thought he was gay, has filed a discrimination complaint against the Regis Catholic schools system in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, according to LGBTQNation.com.
3) The city of Split, Croatia, a heavily Catholic nation, held its second gay pride parade over the weekend, with 500 people calling for equal marriage laws in that country, according to GlobalPost.com. The march went on peacefully, in contrast to the same event two years ago, when 10,000 anti-gay protesters threw stones at the 200 people in the parade.
4) Scotland’s The Herald reports that Father Tom White, head of St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society, has promised to sue the government if the adoption agency is forced by law to place children with lesbian and gay couples. Earlier this year, the Catholic adoption agency was found to be discriminatory in its placement practices.
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry