NY Archbishop Laments Marriage Equality, Frets Over 'Theophobia'
As New York State prepares for gay marriage to begin later this month, New York Archbishop Thomas Dolan has taken to his personal blog to decry equality.
Writes Dolan, "Our state sadly attempted a re-definition of marriage. Is there anything left to say?"
Apparently there is, because the Archbishop then launches into a seven-point harangue about how the "goliath" of LGBT activists, "glitterati" and media rammed through the landmark legislation.
And, of course, it wouldn't be an anti-equality manifesto without a warning that God-fearing Catholics will be forever ostracized:
We do worry indeed about this freedom of religion. Editorials already call for the removal of guarantees of religious liberty, with crusaders calling for people of faith to be coerced to acceptance of this redefinition. If the experience of those few other states and countries where this is already law is any indication, the churches, and believers, will soon be harassed, threatened, and hauled into court for their conviction that marriage is between one man, one woman, forever, bringing children into the world.
Dolan also claims that equality will lead to "nonmonogamy" -- "the idea that society is unrealistic to think that one man and one woman should remain faithful in marriage, and that openness to some infidelity should be the norm!" -- and frets over what he calls pervasive "theophobia," "a hatred by some of God, faith, religion, and the Church."