Skip to comments.Officials Ask San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to Cancel Trip to Anti-LGBT Event
Posted on 06/12/2014 10:52:21 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone signed by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, state and city officials and other faith, LGBT and community leaders, asks the archbishop to cancel an upcoming trip to an anti-LGBT event in Washington, D.C.
Cordileone is scheduled to attend the March for Marriage on June 19 on the National Mall, which is organized by the National Organization for Marriage.
Cordileone is one of the noted speakers at the rally, along with former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.
On the event website, organizers state, "The March for Marriage sends a clear message to every level of society that a majority of Americans still stand for marriage as it has been traditionally and historically defined and handed down through the centuries.
"In the face of elite and powerful special-interest groups bent on redefining this cherished institution, this March powerfully proclaims that marriage as the union of one man and one woman is our culture's best means of linking mothers and fathers to one another and to their children," the site continues.
With Voters' Approval, San Francisco Minimum Wage Could Go Up to $15 In the letter dated Tuesday, Newsom and Lee are joined by state Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, state Assemblymen Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, and Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, San Francisco Treasurer Jose Cisneros, San Francisco supervisors Scott Wiener, David Campos, Norman Yee and about 70 other leaders and organizations asking the archbishop to cancel his participation in the event, which opposes civil marriage for same-sex couples.
They write in the letter, "We respect freedom of religion and understand that you oppose civil marriage for same-sex couples. But the actions and rhetoric of NOM, and those of the event's speakers and co-sponsors, fundamentally contradict Christian belief in the fundamental human dignity of all people."
The letter ends, "Sadly, the actions of NOM and its invited speakers push us farther apart rather than bringing us together. We ask that you will reconsider your participation and join us in seeking to promote reconciliation rather than division and hatred."
An online petition has collected nearly 18,800 signatures requesting the archbishop cancel his appearance.
On the petition site through Faithful America it states, "We need to make it clear to Archbishop Cordileone that encouraging bigotry is unacceptable, regardless of his position on marriage for same-sex couples."
The petition is available online.
The Archdiocese of San Francisco declined to comment Wednesday on the letter and petition
I certainly hope the Archbishop doesn’t base his moral behavior on majority vote.
Burn the letter
They are experts on "Christian belief," you see.
The division and hatred comes from those who want divorce/remarry and same-sex marriage and can't force the Catholic Church to change God's moral absolutes.
So they become hateful themselves and call the Catholic Church divisive and hateful when it continues to UPHOLD the laws of God. Those folks sound like whining nine-year-olds.
Laws of God are MORAL ABSOLUTES, nothing less.
“We respect Freedom of Religion...BUT!”
He won't because the REAL "majority vote" is God.
That’s some nerve, telling an archbishop what to do or not to do. They are way out of line and he should tell them so.
The whole “separation of Church and State,” argument will go away. Church’s need the government’s approval to exist.
The California Queer pro-sodomy Nation delusionally really believes that they can now run the Catholic Church?
Why don't they pass a law and see where that goes!!
Insane perverts in the CA legislature. Just when we think it can't get any worse, we get this kind of reality check.
Am I the only one who remembers when, in the late 70's, all the deviant perverts whined and requested was for "a little tolerance?"
Who could have seen this coming?
< /sarc >
I thought libs were all for separation of church and state!!
What, is it a church service where the Bible will be preached?
Oh, horse droppings. If the average GLBT behaved with dignity, none of this would be an issue. Are pride parades dignified? Bathhouse orgies? Gender bending parodies of the opposite sex, are they dignified? What a load of toss.
Government officials warning the Archbishop not to attend. That’s a pretty huge brown- shirted move.
Then fumigate the room and perform an exorcism.
How is the rally “anti-gay”? It’s just supporting traditional Christian marriage, which has always been between one man and one woman, and is under legal attack now. On the other hand, gay “marriage,” which actually doesn’t exist, is legally privileged and is being imposed on everyone whether they like it - or even give a darn - or not.
Well, that is what’s coming. You can be borderline fired for it now.
The best thing for the Archbishop to do would be to ignore the letter altogether. The one thing the poofters absolutely cannot STAND is to be ignored..so he should do exactly that!!
Also, the Archbishop should go to the Event, as planned..and I hope he has a wonderful time!!!
There are too many timeless quotes in that small book, but I'll hazard one.
The gay, pro-sodomy movement can be categorized presently as a mass movement, and, at least for gay sympathy, the critical mass of sympathy, if not outright support, has drifted into the mass movement category. This is the subject of Hoffer's book :
"All mass movements generate in their adherents a readiness to die and a proclivity for united action; all of them, irrespective of the doctrine they preach and the program they project, breed fanaticism, enthusiasm, fervent hope, hatred and intolerance; all of them are capable of releasing a powerful flow of activity in certain departments of life; all of them demand blind faith and singlehearted allegiance."
>> They write in the letter, “We respect freedom of religion ...
Triple, Infinite^Infinite BS!!!