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Group Wants Kentucky Gays to Be Chaste

Courage, a Connecticut-based group endorsed by the Pope, uses a 12-step style program to get gays to stop having sex and now it has a chapter in Louisville, all with the blessing of the Archdiocese of Louisville, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz told the Courier-Journal that the goal is “both to promote the dignity of every human being and promote chaste living,” Kurtz said. More from the Courier-Journal:

Chris Hartman, director of the Fairness Campaign, a Louisville gay-rights group, said he’s a confirmed Catholic who has avoided the church for years because of its stance on homosexuality.

“It’s repressive and really unhealthy for people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, to suggest one can suppress an entire part of who they are,” Hartman said.

Pastoral care, DeBernardo said, is “not about teaching” but “about working with the person you have in front of you, in the situations they find themselves in.” For many gays and lesbians, he said, their biggest struggles involve “alienation from family or integrating into society and church life.”

Read the full story here: Courier-Journal