Action Alert!
Catholic World News

San Francisco parish drops gay-friendly speaker at archbishop's request

December 19, 2011

Archbishop George Niederauer asked a local parish to cancel scheduled appearances by gay-rights activists as speakers in an Advent Vespers series.

The archbishop’s directive led to the withdrawal of three speakers from the Advent program offered by Most Holy Redeemer parish, a community that has been known for its “gay-friendly” approach. The scheduled speakers who did not appear with retired Episcopalian Bishop Otis Charles, Rev. Jane Spahr, and Rev. Roland Stringfellow.


Sound Off! supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: dover beachcomber - Dec. 19, 2011 7:43 PM ET USA

    Well done, Bishop Niederauer! This was a wise and courageous act.