Thanks to Religion News Service for providing their “Quote of the Day” for November 7, 2013, from Illinois Representative Linda Chapa LaVia, a Catholic, who voted for her state’s marriage equality law which passed this week. LaVia explained her supportive vote in an interview with The Chicago Tribune:
“As a Catholic follower of Jesus and the pope, Pope Francis, I am clear that our Catholic religious doctrine has at its core love, compassion and justice for all people.”
Pope Francis’ example of a non-judgmental attitude toward LGBT people seems to be taking root among the faithful!
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry