Call on Stephen Colbert to Reenter the 2012 Republican Primary!
Call on Catholic Stephen Colbert to Reenter the 2012 Republican Primary!
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Catholics for Equality, the country's largest national political organization of Catholics who put their faith into ethical and effective political action on behalf of the LGBT community and their families, representing the views of over 75 million American Catholics, asks you to join us in calling on our Catholic brother, comedian and late night television host Stephen Colbert to reignite his presidential campaign and reenter the 2012 Republican national primary. Stephen Colbert is the only Republican Catholic contender who reflects comprehensive Catholic social justice teaching.
I call on my Catholic brother, Stephen Colbert, to reignite his presidential campaign and to reenter the 2012 Republican National Primary!
Stephen Colbert, more than any other Catholic Republican candidate, reflects our belief in the primacy of conscience and because of this, is the only Republican candidate we as American Catholics can vote for with a clear conscience. And Stephen Colbert's high profile campaign offers our faith community an opportunity to make important points about how Catholic social justice teaching -- including legal equality for LGBT citizens -- is being addressed in the Republican primary.
Stephen Colbert, a staunch and vocal Roman Catholic, consistently speaks out for the rights of the uninsured, the poor, immigrants, women and minorities -- including his LGBT brothers and sisters. Like us, the supporters of Catholics for Equality, he does this not in spite of his faith, but because of it.
Stephen Colbert has also made the same evolution on marriage equality as have the overwhelming majority of American Catholics, including Catholic leaders like Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York, Governor Christine Gregoire of Washington and Governor Martin O'Malley of Maryland.
For these reassons, and many more, we implore our Catholic brother Stephen Colbert to reignite his campaign for president and reenter the 2012 Republican primary.