Catholics To Protest Archbishop Allen Vigneron's No-Communion Edict For LGBT Friends
May 2nd, 2013, 7:36 AM
A group of Catholic parents of gays and lesbians will gather outside the Detroit Archdiocese this afternoon to protest Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron's statements that Catholic supporters of civil gay marriage should not receive communion.
Freep: So [Tom Nelson and Linda Karle-Nelson], along with other Catholics who belong to a lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender support group called Fortunate Families, plan to conduct a prayer vigil at 4 p.m. today in front of the Archdiocese of Detroit headquarters downtown.“We’re not going to change churches,” said Karle-Nelson, 72, a speech pathologist. “We can plant seeds. Our theme has been sharing stories, and sharing stories is a way of changing hearts.
In April, Vigneron accused Catholics of "double dealing" if they receive communion while supporting changes to civil marriage laws to allow for gay unions.