Activism in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Most Holy Redeemer: Ellard Hall
the organizing experience of Most Holy Redeemer Church is
homosexuality, not Catholicism, they have no trouble with
hosting events such as the following in their parish hall,
which would be unthinkable in a spiritual institution whose
organizing experience actually is Catholicism.
All the events below are taking place in the parish hall of a "Catholic" Church.
October 19, 2002: Mr. & Mrs. Gay San Francisco
June 3, 2006: The "Swich-Hitters Ball"
Before the next event, concerned Catholics sent information to Archbishop George Niederauer documenting the nature of the "Inter-Club Fund" and its member groups. The event went on as scheduled.
June 12, 2010: San Francisco Gay Softball League Switch Hitters Ball, video here.
June 11, 2011: San Francisco Gay Softball League Switch Hitters Ball, video here.
June 16, 2012: San Francisco Gay Softball League Switch Hitters Ball, video here.
be impossible for such events to be held without the
knowledge and approval of the parish. And in fact, parish
staff are well aware of the nature of these events.
is from from the November 19, 2004 Golden Gate Guards
Annivesary Dinner: go here
first, then here.
The man on the left is David Differding. And
is from the February 17, 2007 Inter Club Fund Awards Dinner.
Differding is on the right.
Differding is an important and active member of Most Holy
Redeemer parish. At the time a number of these pictures were
takem he served as the coordinator of the parish's
he is acting as the Master of Ceremonies when the Archbishop
visited MHR on October 7, 2007. There is more information
about Mr. Differding in our "MHR Staff" section.
We ask you
to note that Differding's fellow Liturgy Planning Committee
member is open lesbian Nanette Miller, who also served as
/Board Member of Catholic
and as a Committee Member for the powerful LGBT funding
organization the "Horizons
also note the presence of then-California Assemblyman, now
State Senator Mark
at these events. For pictures, go
then to 2002,
Every year Mr. Leno introduces legislation to nullify
Proposition 22, which recognized marriage in California as
being exclusively between one man and one woman. His
presence shows the real attitude of Most Holy Redeemer to
Church teaching. It also shows how important he considers
way, Mr. Leno also sits on the Advisory Board of the
not just an entertainer. He is a serious homosexual
activist, who at one time sat on the Board
of Directors of the "Equality California
a group dedicated to the legalization of same-sex marriage
gave a grant of $7,500 to the "Equality California
Institute" in 2005? That's right, the "Horizons
members Mark Leno and Nanette Lee Miller.
If you guessed right, you're starting to understand the situation.