Cardinal Timothy Dolan is being called on to support gay homeless youth.

Earlier this month, Dolan's response to a homeless shelter in New York City dedicated to gay youth prompted Joseph Amodeo to resign from the junior board of the city's Catholic Charities.

On Monday, Amodeo launched a campaign calling on Dolan “to support LGBT youth in need.”

Carl Siciliano, who heads the Ali Forney Center, started the conflict when he sent a letter to Dolan, a vocal opponent of the state's gay marriage law, in which he stated that Dolan's “loud and strident voice against the acceptance of LGBT people” creates “a climate where parents turn on their own children.”

“As youths find the courage and integrity to be honest about who they are at younger ages, hundreds of thousands are being turned out of their homes and forced to survive alone on the streets by parents who cannot accept having a gay child,” Siciliano wrote.

Dolan denied the claims in a letter dated March 28.

“For you to make the allegations and insinuations you do in your letter based on my adherence to the clear teachings of the Church is not only unfair and unjust, but inflammatory,” Dolan wrote in his letter. “Neither I nor anyone in the Church would ever tolerate hatred of or prejudice towards any of the Lord's children.”

The action led Amodeo to quit his seat on the executive committee of the junior board of the New York branch of Catholic Charities.

“With Vatican insiders and international media outlets speculating that Cardinal Dolan could become the first Pope from America, join me today in calling on Cardinal Dolan and the Archdiocese of New York to meet with leaders from the LGBT community and homeless LGBT youth,” Amodeo's petition reads.

“Ask Cardinal Dolan to hear their stories, and collaborate in responding to the epidemic of LGBT youth homelessness.”

Amodeo said the petition would be delivered to Dolan's office on the Feast of the Ascension, Thursday Mary 17.