Please join Catholics for Equality in signing our online petition to our Catholic brother, comedian and late night television host, Stephen Colbert, calling on him to reignite his presidential campaign and reenter the 2012 Republican national primary.
Catholic Republican candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich present a gross mischaracterization of the attitudes of our faith community. Their consistent attacks on the poor, the sick, the marginalized, and the oppressed -- including our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters -- as well as their blind obedience to marching orders from the Vatican are not shared by the overwhelming majority of American Catholics and must be challenged if our faith community is to continue the political tradition set by President John F. Kennedy and remain respected and trusted in both American politics and governance.
Stephen Colbert was the only Catholic Republican candidate whose views reflected the comprehensive social justice and primacy of conscience our Catholic faith demands. And we need his voice back in the race.
Catholics for Equality empowers pro-equality Catholics to put our faith into ethical and effective political action on behalf of the LGBT community and their families.
Catholics for Equality was founded in 2010 to support, educate, and mobilize Catholics in the advancement of freedom and equality at the federal, state, and local levels for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender family, parish and community members.