Reconsideration

Jesuit School of Theology Professor Lisa Fullam calls on U.S. Bishops to reconsider stance on LGBTQ civil equality following Supreme Court decision.

Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June to include sexual orientation and gender identity under the Civil Rights Act, Jesuit School of Theology Professor Lisa Fullam called on U.S. Bishops to reconsider their stance on LGBTQ civil equality. In an essay published by New Ways Ministry, the moral theology professor asserts now is the time to review the “ministerial exception” that allows religious institutions latitude around anti-discrimination laws. “Catholic Social Teaching should inspire Church leaders to err on the side of employees,” she writes, “on the side of human dignity.”

[Read the full essay: It is Time for the U.S. Bishops to Reconsider Their Stance on LGBTQ Civil Equality]

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