Finally, here "apologies" of the Cardinal Francis George who had recently compared participants of the Gay Pride of Chicago to members of the Ku Klux Klan.
He said that he was sorry for "the hurt [his] remarks have brought to the hearts of gays and lesbians and their families".
That is on the website of the Archdiocese of Chicago one can read: "During a recent TV interview, speaking about this year’s Gay Pride Parade, I used an analogy that is inflammatory. I am personally distressed that what I said has been taken to mean that I believe all gays and lesbians are like members of the Klan. I do not believe that; it is obviously not true.
Many people have friends and family members who are gay or lesbian, as have I. We love them; they are part of our lives, part of who we are. I am deeply sorry for the hurt that my remarks have brought to the hearts of gays and lesbians and their families.
I can only say that my remarks were motivated by fear for the Church’s liberty. This is a larger topic that cannot be explored in this expression of personal sorrow and sympathy for those who were wounded by what I said."
Cardinal George seems to have a short memory, he had clearly compared the Gay Pride with meetings of the KKK because for him both were opposed to the "Church’s liberty". Cardinal's church was on the route of the Gay pride and he tought the Gay Pride could interrupt the mass but then the route has been changed.
The Gay Liberation Network said: "Even though the Gay Liberation Network finds the "apology" of Francis George woefully inadequate, we nevertheless agree to call off the protest [...] Francis George said in his "apology" that he never meant to smear "all gays and lesbians" with the KKK analogy. So, by implication, and by earlier statements, we take it that George did intend to liken some gays to the Klan, particularly some gay activists."