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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:36 AM


Catholics put pressure on Knights of Columbus; petition slams cash spent fighting gay marriage

Published: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
By Jim Shelton, Register Staff

NEW HAVEN — In the shadow of Father McGivney’s statue, members of a Catholic activist group showed up at the Knights of Columbus headquarters Tuesday and asked the Knights to stop spending millions of dollars on nationwide campaigns against same-sex marriage.

It was a non-protest protest, if you will — just two gray-haired, lifelong Catholics quietly walking up to a downtown office tower with a folder full of signatures.

“The Knights of Columbus has done a lot of wonderful things over the years, but many Catholics across the country believe the Knights of Columbus has just become a wing of the Republican Party,” said Patrick Carolan, 58, of Stratford, a member of Catholics United, a coalition of Catholic groups that support equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

The Knights have contributed at least $6.25 million to anti-gay marriage initiatives since 2005, federal income tax and campaign documents show. According to a report by the group Equally Blessed, the Knights gave $600,000 during the 2012 election cycle.


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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 12:59 PM

1. Separate church and state with the IRS!


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