Catholic Priest Receives Standing Ovation For Shunning Anti-Marriage Equality Petition Drive

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, Seattle, WA

On April 15 (the second Sunday of Easter), I visited Seattle’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, which had opted to comply with Archibishop Sartain’s request to distribute the Referendum 74 petition that would revoke Washington State’s new law granting gay and lesbian couples the right to civil marriage. (See my letter to the church here.)

On the same Sunday, Seattle’s Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church (in Seattle’s Wedgwood neighborhood) gave the Rev. Tim Clark a standing ovation when he announced that the parish would not be participating in the anti-equality effort.

Read the full story here and here.

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