Rainbow SashMovement says:
October 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Rainbow Sash Movement To Enter Cathedral of St. Paul on Halloween
The Rainbow Sash Movement is calling on its members and supporter to wear the Rainbow Sash at Archbishops Neinstedt Catholic Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul/Minneapolis during the noon Mass on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010. We are calling for a prayerful and respectful presence at the Cathedral of St. Paul.
This is in response to Archbishop Neinstedt infuriated many Catholics statewide by distributing a DVD to more than 400,000 of Minnesota Catholics in defense of traditional marriage. In the DVD, entitled “Preserving Marriage in Minnesota,” Neinstedt said, “At best so-called same-sex marriage is an untested social experiment, and at worst it poses a dangerous risk with potentially far-reaching consequences.”
Recently Neinstedt also took the unusual step of denying communion to college students wearing rainbow-colored ribbons during a Mass he said at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University, a Catholic liberal arts school located 70 miles from Minneapolis.
Our presence at the Cathedral will be attempt to engage in visible dialogue with Archbishop Niestedt. The Rainbow Sash is worn as a symbol of self-identification. It is usually worn on Pentecost Sunday, but given the current situation in the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis the Board of Directors of the Rainbow Sash Movement have voted to allow this unusual step by local members and supporters to enter the Cathedral wearing the Rainbow Sash.
National Spokes Person
Rainbow Sash Movement