Communion Denied to Activists
Gay Rights Supporters Wear Rainbow Sashes to Minn. Mass
By Alan Cooperman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 5, 2006
More than 50 gay rights activists wearing rainbow-colored sashes were denied Holy Communion at a Pentecost service yesterday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral in St. Paul, Minn., parishioners and church officials said.
In an act that some witnesses called a "sacrilege" and others called a sign of "solidarity," a man who was not wearing a sash received a Communion wafer from a priest, broke it into pieces and handed it to some of the sash wearers, who consumed it on the spot. the rest