In a stunning gesture of good faith the Archdiocese of Chicago seems to be rethinking its relationship with the Gay and Lesbian Community," said the press release. "The Archdiocesan Gay and Lesbian Outreach Ministry, also known as "AGLO," has added its name to the sponsorship list of the 'Faith and Fairness' religious roundtable to be held July 16, 2006 at the Chicago Cultural Center."
The release continued, saying that the Rainbow Sash movement "applauds Cardinal Francis George for allowing an official Ministry of the Archdiocese to be involved in the religious Round Table."
George's spin was that he doesn't monitor the diocescan newsletter:
"It is my understanding that AGLO was never asked by the Human Rights Campaign to be a sponsor of the religious roundtable, nor did they offer any support other than publicizing the event in their newsletter, Blaze, which is not routinely monitored by the Archdiocese." This last clarification was in response to an unsubstantiated claim by the Rainbow Sash Movement that the AGLO newsletter was routinely monitored by the archdiocese, and therefore—the insituation was—whatever appears in the newsletter must be in total agreement with the official stance of the archdiocese and the Cardinal.
Any reasonably prudent person knows that's how things operate.
What's his excuse for the dissent in every parish he is responsible for?