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Officials Ask San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to Cancel Trip to Anti-LGBT Event
NBC Bay Area ^ | 6/12/2014

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; catholic; homosexualagenda; newsom

1 posted on 06/12/2014 10:52:21 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I certainly hope the Archbishop doesn’t base his moral behavior on majority vote.


2 posted on 06/12/2014 10:54:42 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: nickcarraway

Burn the letter


3 posted on 06/12/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: nickcarraway
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."

They are experts on "Christian belief," you see.

4 posted on 06/12/2014 10:57:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: nickcarraway
"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."

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.

5 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“We respect Freedom of Religion...BUT!”


6 posted on 06/12/2014 10:59:58 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: circlecity
I certainly hope the Archbishop doesn’t base his moral behavior on majority vote.

He won't because the REAL "majority vote" is God.

7 posted on 06/12/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: nickcarraway

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.


8 posted on 06/12/2014 11:04:07 AM PDT by darkangel82
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To: darkangel82

The whole “separation of Church and State,” argument will go away. Church’s need the government’s approval to exist.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 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.

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 >

10 posted on 06/12/2014 11:14:56 AM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: nickcarraway

Wait, what??

I thought libs were all for separation of church and state!!


11 posted on 06/12/2014 11:15:34 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: nickcarraway

What, is it a church service where the Bible will be preached?


12 posted on 06/12/2014 11:17:05 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nickcarraway
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."

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.

13 posted on 06/12/2014 11:18:47 AM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: nickcarraway

Government officials warning the Archbishop not to attend. That’s a pretty huge brown- shirted move.


14 posted on 06/12/2014 11:27:51 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Viennacon
Burn the letter

Then fumigate the room and perform an exorcism.

15 posted on 06/12/2014 11:28:19 AM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 11:36:53 AM PDT by livius
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To: OpusatFR

Well, that is what’s coming. You can be borderline fired for it now.


17 posted on 06/12/2014 11:39:57 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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!!!


18 posted on 06/12/2014 11:45:49 AM PDT by Radagast the Fool (At my signal, UNLEASH PALIN!!)
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To: cloudmountain
This may be a good time to promote an author who nailed all this social upheaval 63 Years ago!
The Longshoreman-Philosopher Eric Hoffer, in his book, The True Believer. He lived, worked and wrote in the city where I spent my entire youth, San Francisco, now aka as Sodom-by-the Bay."..

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."

Emphasis mine.

19 posted on 06/12/2014 11:58:56 AM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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>> They write in the letter, “We respect freedom of religion ...

Triple, Infinite^Infinite BS!!!


20 posted on 06/12/2014 12:01:35 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Siobhan; Canticle_of_Deborah; NYer; Salvation; american colleen; Desdemona; StAthanasiustheGreat; ..

Catholic ping!


21 posted on 06/12/2014 12:41:50 PM PDT by Pyro7480 (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: nickcarraway

I support the Archbishop and I proudly support NOM.

~Theo


22 posted on 06/12/2014 1:23:13 PM PDT by Teˇfilo (Visit Vivificat! - http://www.vivificat.org - A Catholic Blog of News, Commentary and Opinion)
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To: livius
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.

We have to be mindful that, in the diseased minds of the pro-sodomy crowd, not "supporting" them IS opposing and "hating" them.
How can one discuss anything with diseased minds?

23 posted on 06/12/2014 1:25:04 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: darkangel82

It’s a free country.

They’re free to tell him whatever they want.

And he’s free to tell them “Repent and Believe the Gospel” ... then go to the defense of marriage event.

May God grant him the grace to do so.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 1:29:22 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: nickcarraway

“Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, state and city officials and other faith, LGBT and community leaders”

Before you begin eternity in Hell, please feel free to KMA.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 8:38:36 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

26 posted on 06/12/2014 8:41:18 PM PDT by narses (Matthew 7:6. He appears to have made up his mind let him live with the consequences.)
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To: nickcarraway

“encouraging bigotry is unacceptable”

Disapproval of sodomy, and of sodomite play-pretend marriage, is not bigotry. Refusing to hire sodomites as school teachers is not bigotry; refusing to rent to sodomites is not bigotry; refusing to do business with sodomites is not bigotry; encouraging sodomites to seek treatment for same-sex attraction disorder is not bigotry, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.

We have to reclaim the language. As long as they frame the debate, they can make good look like evil and vice versa.


27 posted on 06/12/2014 8:43:29 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: publius911

“Who could have seen this coming?”

I confess that I didn’t see it coming until the early 1970s. One of the few things I was a little late spotting.


28 posted on 06/12/2014 8:48:24 PM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Radagast the Fool

He WILL go to the event, which shouldn’t even be called an event for supporting TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE!! I’ve met and talked to him for about 30 minutes....he’s a holy man of God.....and a HUNK!


29 posted on 06/13/2014 3:08:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: nickcarraway

They should change the name from San Francisco to New Sodom. Then walk away and don’t turn back.


30 posted on 06/13/2014 5:35:29 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Viennacon
Burn the letter

No, shred it, mix in a little poop, and send it back.

31 posted on 06/14/2014 6:58:14 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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