Responding to Worcester City Clerk David Rushford's public statements that allowing gays and lesbians to marry is in line with church teachings on inclusivity, Worcester Bishop Robert McManus penned a "pastoral note of clarification'' published Friday.
After recognizing gays and lesbians as "brothers and sisters in the human family,'' the note ends with a bombshell: ``Moreover, it must be pointed out that Catholics, especially public officials, who willingly and with approval facilitate the legal sanctioning of same-sex unions are involving themselves in cooperation with evil.'' . . . [READ MORE]
Source: "Worcester bishop shocks gays with `evil' statement"
by Thomas Caywood. Boston Herald May 25, 2004.