Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Catholic Raleigh Communication Misdirection ?

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Potty Problems in the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh ?

Why is His Excellency Peter Joseph Jugis, in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte, able to 
make a clear statement of faith with regard to basic bathroom etiquette, 
but Reverend Michael Francis Burbidge, in the Diocese of Raleigh is not ?

Mr. Atwell,
Please feel free to send us a response.
We are very interested in getting the facts out about this story.


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Why would Billy Atwell,
the Communication Director in the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh N.C.,
make a statement, with regard to the "Bathroom Bill", which has raised more than eyebrows in the national news of late, that appears to be extraordinarily misleading?

I found this quote in at least 3 publications, and in every instance the news outlets reporting
Mr. Atwell's statement, were actively working to deceive the reader.

Turns out the Bishops in North Carolina HAVE taken a position.

Before I continue I would like to posit the joint statement, released by the shepherds of the
North Carolina Catholic Church:

...March 18, 2016 - 
Please pass legislation, as soon as possible, that will invalidate the recently passed 
anti-discrimination ordinance in Charlotte. The ordinance opens bathrooms to people 
of any gender, thereby endangering women and children. 
It also infringes on the religious liberty of the Catholic Church, its schools and charities. 

Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Peter J. Jugis, Diocese of Charlotte; Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, Diocese of Raleigh
  Just One More Thing

I find it curious that the person in charge, of facilitating dialogue, didn't tweet to the flock anything relevant to the concerns of the Bishops of North Carolina:

It is possible that I missed it.
Mr. Atwells information is below.

Click Here


Billy Atwell
Phone: (919) 821-9732

Action Alert
March 18, 2016
 Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

One of the most fundamental and essential roles of government is to protect the people and the common good of all citizens. The recent decision by the City of Charlotte to allow transgendered individuals access to whichever place of public accommodation they wish, including bathrooms and locker rooms, strikes at the very responsibility government has in ensuring public spaces are safe and secure.

This issue is principally about safety. Beginning in April, in the City of Charlotte, any man will be able to walk into a women's locker room without recourse, so long as he claims a female sexual identity. That same man could follow a child into an opposite sex bathroom. While this poses obvious safety issues, this violates diocesan policies associated with our Safe Environment programs.

The city ordinance also does not protect the rights of religious institutions, such as churches, Catholic schools, and charities. In a country founded on liberty and freedom, how can religious institutions be coerced into abiding by an ordinance that violates the very teachings they hold regarding sexuality and human dignity?

Other cities may follow Charlotte. As the Catholic Bishops with jurisdiction over the State of North Carolina, we stand against this ordinance and encourage the state legislature and the governor to show courage by passing a law that protects individuals and religious institutions.  We urge all Catholic Voice NC participants to write to their representatives and the Governor asking them to consider legislation invalidating the Charlotte ordinance. You can click on the link below to send a message.

This opportunity is taken to express the teachings of the Catholic Church, namely that all people are created in the image and likeness of God and should be cared for with love, compassion, and understanding. We can live out this teaching while also protecting children and all women and men-as is our moral obligation.

Sincerely in Christ,
Bishop Peter J. Jugis
Diocese of Charlotte

Bishop Michael F. Burbidge                
Diocese of Raleigh

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