Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Freedom a statement of Bishop James V. Johnston

Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Freedom a statement of Bishop James V. Johnston

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Freedom
A Statement of Bishop James V. Johnston, Jr. to Catholics and All Persons of Good Will,

in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

JVJ_CoatArmsThe Springfield City Council is currently scheduled to vote on amending the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its October 13 meeting. I am taking this opportunity for reflection, in light of the Gospel and human reason, on the issues involved and hope that this statement will assist Catholics and others of good will in forming their conscience on these matters. I also write with the hope and intention of reaching out with respect and honesty to those in the community who describe themselves as LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered). (more…)