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Group to Promote Chastity Among Gays in Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)—A group that preaches chastity among homosexuals is starting a local chapter in Louisville with the permission of Archbishop Joseph Kurtz.

Kurtz says the Connecticut-based group known as Courage has a goal to “promote chaste living” by abstaining from sex outside of a heterosexual marriage. The group was founded in 1980.

The Courier-Journal reports the voluntary meetings usually consist of five to 10 males.

But the director of gay-rights group in Louisville says the group is asking homosexuals to suppress a part of who they are. Fairness Campaign director Chris Hartman says he is a Catholic but has avoided the church for years because of its stance on homosexuality.

Courage has more than 100 chapters worldwide, including in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

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