Shame! Shame! Shame! These words are directed to the Franciscan sisters and monks who were fervent witnesses of the Governor of Indiana when he signed the Anti-Gay law into place. Yes, you people not only defied and violated the laws of St. Francis of Assissi (your founder) but you also defied Jesus and his call to “not judge” or “to love one another.”
You are a disgrace to the spirituality of St. Francis and you have the gall to wear his habit which he wore to serve and love the marginalized of his day. Yes, you will be able to wear this habit/robe and be served in Indiana’s restaurants. You will not be denied service in shops or in public service. But, you have linked hands with the “devil”. Now, your brothers and sisters in Christ (the homosexual community) will be denied these basic services and human rights. Shame! Shame! Shame!
The Prayer of Saint Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
Well, you have managed to bring “despair, darkness, injury, and hatred” to the LGBT community is the guise of Christian Religious Freedom. Jesus never turned anyone away! Jesus made a Samaritan (the most hated of his society) a hero in the Story of the Good Samaritan. Have you any idea of this law on gay teens (many who commit suicide?)
Who Are These People with Governor of Indiana?
Below are sisters and monks of the Franciscan Order. I am NOT sure if they are nuns and monks or religious lay persons who are wearing these habits. This is certainly NOT the way of St. Francis.
Franciscans you are keeping company with liars and haters. You have turned many away from knowing Jesus when they see your picture.