My posted response to Brazil, Indiana Catholic Priest Father John Hollowell’s blog:
Sad, very sad indeed. You, sir, are no man of God. You are an enabler of hate. People listen to you; your words have power. Yet, you use this power to inflict harm.
LGBTQ teens, young adults, men and women will be beaten, gay-bashed, commit suicide, and even murdered — as they have in the past — by these same potent words and vitriolic statements. Some folks understand your words as opportunity and permission to hate. Blessings to do so by a priest no less!
Perhaps, Father, you should start with getting your Catholic house in order — from Brazil, Indiana to the Vatican. The Catholic Church is currently in no position to “cast stones” or to place judgment.
J. Patrick Redmond
Miami, FL and Vincennes, IN
UPDATE: Received Monday, June 24, 2013 — Father John Hollowell’s rebuttal: