A controversial Chicago cardinal is under fire after comparing the gay-rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan.
During a Fox Chicago telecast Wednesday, Cardinal Francis George said that he supported a pastor who worried about next year’s annual gay parade possibly forcing him to cancel Mass.
“He’s telling us that they won’t be able to have church services on Sunday if that’s the case. You know, you don’t want the gay-liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism,” George told Fox Chicago. “So I think if that’s what’s happening — and I don’t know that it is — but I would respect the local pastor’s, you know, position on that.”
The comments intensified the division in a city where civil union legislation was recently passed. Since the law passed, the division between anti-gay-marriage groups and