European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Roman Catholic Church

A Call to the Cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church

The European Forum of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups, representing forty-six member groups from twenty-two European countries, and from Anglican, Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant confessions, welcomes the wise decision of His Holiness Pope Benedict 16 to retire from his ministry on Februar 28, 2013.

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Justice and Love CENSORED

The Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (CDF) has issued a notification on the book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics by Sr. Margaret Farley, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School. The CDF claims that her position with regards to masturbation, same sex love and divorce are not consistent with the official Catholic teaching.

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LGBT Christians Want Pope Benedict XVI to Defend Their Human Rights

Today the European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups has sent a letter to Pope Benedict XVI asking for true respect of the human rights and the personal integrity of LGBT people. They appeal to the Pope for a clear statement against homophobic violence and any pressure by religious authorities to undergo "reparative therapy“, often causing harmful psychological damage. In this letter the Catholic Church is called on to grant LGBT people the same fundamental right to get involved in a relationship with a beloved other without being afraid of negative consequences from church hierarchies.

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Freedom of Conscience and Justice Before the Law for All

Press Release from the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups: David Berger, Catholic theologian and teacher, has had his license to teach in Catholic institutes withdrawn by Cardinal Meissner of the Cologne diocese.

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