Story by Kate Sosin, courtesy of the Windy City Times
CHICAGO -- Despite an official protest cancellation by LGBT groups, a handful of LGBT-rights activists assembled outside of Holy Name Cathedral Jan. 8 to demonstrate against Cardinal Francis George, who recently remarked that the LGBT Pride Parade could morph into something like a Ku Klux Klan ( KKK ) gathering.
Just six protesters gathered outside of the church as Mass let out. The official protest scheduled by Gay Liberation Network (GLN), Rainbow Sash Movement ( RSM ) and Equality Illinois was called off after the cardinal apologized Jan. 6.
The apology did not satisfy protesters, who said it came too late and meant little.
Protester Andy Karol called the cardinal's apology "completely insufficient" and "not from the heart."
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WATCH Windy City Times publisher and executive editor Tracy Baim and Joe Murray, executive director of Rainbow Sash Movement, comment on the controversy here: