Alt-Right Site Denies Harassing Gay Catholic

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Image credit: Catholic Diocese of San Diego

DignityUSA, a group that works to gain respect for LGBTQ people in the Catholic Church, has stood up for Bianco in the wake of his resignation. Executive director Marianne Duddy-Burke saw his case as “a predictable albeit extreme response to the Catholic hierarchy’s dehumanizing teachings about gay people.”

“There should be no tolerance of this type of cruelty, and all of the Catholic leadership should be forcefully condemning it,” Duddy-Burke explained to Gay City News. “Instead, most have remained silent, turning the blind eye of complicity to the Catholic alt-right.”

Duddy-Burke also believes the rhetoric spewed by President Donald Trump has contributed to the atmosphere that led to Bianco’s situation, noting that people who “engage in this behavior feel legitimized.”

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