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New Activist Group ‘Catholics For Equality’ Wants To Change Catholics, Not Their Church

Yesterday Phil Attey (pictured, seriously), the former HRC staffer behind the now-shuttered (which threatened to out gay clergy), launched Catholics For Equality, a new 501(c)(4) gay rights group (whose formation was guided by HRC types) that wants to “to support, educate, and mobilize Catholics in the advancement of freedom and equality at the federal, state, and local levels for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered family, parish and community members,” but will not, according to board member Tony Adams, “try to change the Catholic Church.” Snipes San Francisco activist Michael Petrelis: “Sounds like the HRC agenda, with the word Catholics thrown into the mix. Not sure why this agenda isn’t already part of HRC’s religious arm and why Phil just didn’t go work for his old boss.” [Spero, Petrelis]