Washington: Sixty-three priests support marriage equality

A group of 63
priests with more than 800 combined years of service to the church are
coming out in support of marriage equality on Thursday, the Seattle PI reports:

“We
are uneasy with the aggressive efforts of Catholic bishops to oppose
R-74 and want to support the 71 percent of Catholics (Public Religion
Research Institute) who support civil marriage for gays as a valid
Catholic position,” they said in a statement.

Former priest Pat
Callahan, who organized the statement, added:  “This is the first public
action we’ve taken.”  Callahan was in the Catholic priesthood for 15
years.

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