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Catholic Bishops Slam Obama’s ‘Gender Identity’ Executive Order, Claim It Is Anti-Church

by Rida Ahmed | Headlines & Global News  |  published on December 10, 2014


A presidential executive order forbidding federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating “on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity” has been slammed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops for going against the teachings of their Church, CNS News reported.

Enforced by the Department of Labor, the order would force Catholics to violate the Church’s teachings, the bishops said in a statement, making their opposition to “unjust discrimination” against gays clear.

The regulations pose “a serious threat to freedom of conscience and religious liberty,” according to the statement, signed by Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, New York, and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami.

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