Catholic Diocese of Cleveland issues official policy barring LGBTQ+ expression

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By- Henry

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has issued a policy prohibiting expression or support of LGBTQ+ rights

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The policy mandates that all employees, volunteers, and contractors adhere to Catholic teachings on human sexuality and marriage, which prohibits same-sex relationships and gender identity

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The diocese prohibits affiliated organizations from supporting LGBTQ+ rights, including participation in Pride events or providing resources

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The diocese has faced criticism from LGBTQ+ advocates and allies, who argue that the policy promotes discrimination and intolerance

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Some Catholics are worried that the policy goes against the church's teachings on compassion and acceptance for all individuals

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The diocese has defended the policy as consistent with Catholic doctrine and necessary to maintain its religious identity and mission

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The Catholic community is debating the policy and its impact on LGBTQ+ issues

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Some want more church-LGBTQ+ communication, while others prefer traditional values

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The policy addresses the tension between religious freedom and LGBTQ+ rights and balancing individual and community values

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The new policy is causing controversy and discussion among Catholic and LGBTQ+ communities

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