Cardinal Timothy Dolan is still whining to the New York Daily News the Church got "burned" by lawmakers when the state passed marriage equality last year:
“We got burned last year when we were told the redefinition of marriage didn’t have much of a chance — and of course it did. Our Senate leaders, we highly appreciated them being with us all along. When they kind of assured us it didn’t have much of a chance — not that we let up, but we probably would have been much more vigorous and even more physically present if we knew there was a chance…We got a little stung, and it could be as much our fault as anyone else’s."
It's not the first time Dolan has claimed Church leaders were deceived.
He has also said same-sex marriage is a "violation of what we consider natural law", called it "Orwellian social engineering", compared it to polygamy, and suggested it is a Communist threat.
Late last week, Pope Benedict commanded U.S. Bishops to defend against same-sex marriage.