Louis Dunn: Chicago's cardinal compares a gay parade to the Ku Klux Klan

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Headline  in the Chicagp Tribune story (12/28/2011): Cardinal defends comparing gay parade organizers to KU klux Klan

Lead in the Tribune story: "Setting off a new round in his dispute with gay rigfht activists, Chicago's Cardinal Francis George has issued a statement defending his recent comparison of the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan."

The Cardinal's statement in the Tribune story: "Organizers (of the pride parade) invited an obvious comparison to other groups who have historically attempted to stifle hte religious freedom of the Catholic Church," thecandinal said in a statement issued Tuesday.  One such organization is the Ku Klux Klan which, well into the 1940s paraded through American cities notonly to interfere with Catholic worship but also to demonstrate that Catholics stand outside of the American consensus.  it is not a precedent anyone should want to emulate."  b3