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June 27th, 2010
05:08 PM ET

Church banner clash at gay pride parade

In this week's Faces of Faith segment, seen every Sunday morning on CNN, CNN correspondent Susan Candiotti profiles a conflict at a Catholic church in New York. For years a parishioners marched in the annual gay pride parade with their church's name on the banner. This year church officials asked them not too.

Full coverage of this story here.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Bishops • Catholic Church • Culture wars • Gay rights • Homosexuality

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. PGal

    Well said James J. I respect people like you who stand for the truth. Homosexuality is sin and this is not pleasing to God. You Mike need deliverance, you are too bitter.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm |
  2. James J

    My God people you are seriously demented. There is an ABSOLUTE truth – period. We have been given genitalia in a complimentary fashion – a mans genitals fit within a womans. This is the NATURAL order. Homosexual sex is contra-natura. The man's genitalia is not meant to be inserted into ANYTHING another man has. PERIOD. The Catholic Church does NOT hate gays – it simply cannot. under any circumstances, promote anything which is considered contra-natura. Why do you people hate the Church for this? DO you expect the Church to sit by and say that this is right? To say that this is good? That this is something holy? This is not "THEIR" belief – this is ABSOLUTE TRUTH. Anyone who denies it is denying the very fact of their own creation, and this is NOT pleasing to God.

    June 28, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  3. kaiser roll

    now looky-here, I saw OJ at the parade and he was behind the banner. got his autograph.

    June 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  4. Izunwa

    People should stop mocking christianity.All i know is that gay as far as christianity is concerned is a SIN and they that practice and defend it boldly has what bible calls,reprobate mind.

    June 28, 2010 at 9:02 am |
    • Stacey

      It's there right to believe what they want, there is no need for them however to shove their beliefs down others throats.

      June 28, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
    • Mike

      Well, not everyone is Christian or believes the same hate-filled brand of Christianity as you do. Also, the Bible says you should stone to death a child that disrespects you, says women should keep their mouths shut and submit to their husbands, and it also says God commanded the Israelites to slaughter the Canaanites and to keep the virgin women for raping. A book that condones so much evil has NO PLACE to preach morality to me. If you choose to follow such evil, it is your right, but don't try to push it off on me.

      June 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  5. Reality

    A banner the archbishop would approve? "Yeah, we know we are not doing it nature's way"

    June 28, 2010 at 8:11 am |
  6. Andy

    Rinaldi?

    June 28, 2010 at 3:21 am |
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