The bishop's reaction follows the Rev. James Martin’s new book published. This book is titled “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.”
There were very negative reactions after the release of the book, especially on social networks. A campaign was even launched against it by extremists. Religious organizations have canceled Martin's invitation to some of their events. Not to mention insults.
All this prompted San Diego Bishop to speak. He wrote in America Magazine: "The Catholic community needs to look inward and purge itself of bigotry against the LGBT community."
Recalling that in religion, the "central call is to love the Lord our God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves." A principle that many people seem to have forgotten.
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