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The 'silver lining' to the Vatican's backslide on LGBTQ issues

10/20/14 08:02PM

LGBTQ rights groups have been quick to denounce a change in language to a Vatican document from an earlier draft which spoke more favorably of gay people than any previous documents or comments from the Catholic Church's leadership. But a prominent American Jesuit priest, Rev. James Martin, told msnbc "there is indeed a silver lining" for those seeking more openness from the church towards the LGBTQ community. read more