Fortunate Families Barred from 2015 World Meeting of Families

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Officials with the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families (WMF) decided a Catholic group which assists LGBT families is not welcome to exhibit at this gathering in Philadelphia, meaning LGBT-affirming voices are barred from all official capacities at the September meeting.

Fortunate Families (FF) which supports Catholic parents of LGBT people, received the final rejection notice earlier this week in a letter from Mary Beth Yount, the WMF director of content and programming.  Though sponsored by the Vatican, the event is being orchestrated and administered by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

A series of posts on the FF blog, available here, details the correspondence between Yount and FF Board Member Deb Word. Yount explained the rejection:

“FF advocates for parental acceptance of LGBT children and adolescents in such a way that ‘acceptance’ requires that parents must show full acceptance of both the person and the entirety of every aspect of the…

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