A new wellspring of support will be on display when the annual Pride Parade gets underway Sunday in downtown Seattle. People of faith are coming out for same-sex marriage, speaking with voices and feet, even if their bishops continue to stand against marriage equality.
The Mormon contingent in Seattle’s Pride Parade on Sunday will dress in classic missionary attire of shirts and ties, over which marchers will be wearing “Approve Referendum 74” t-shirts.
“We stand for marriage equality: We don’t stand AGAINST anything, and we are not interested in attacking anyone,” said Scott Holley of Mormons for Marriage Equality. Holley’s church stood against same-sex marriage four years ago and was instrumental in passage of California’s Prop. 8.
The newly formed Catholics for Marriage Equality will be marching nearby in the parade under a big, newly made banner. Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain has fought against marriage equality, but CME leader Barbara Guzzo is standing her ground and walking her talk.
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- Let’s Hear It For Catholic Leaders Who Defend Marriage Equality! (queerchurchnews.wordpress.com)