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Pope Benedict Names Prop 8 Architect the New Archbishop of San Francisco

Pope Benedict has named Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, a central strategist in the campaign to pass Proposition 8 in California, the new Archbishop of San Francisco, SDGLN reports:

CordileoneCordileone played a central role in founding and executing the Protect Marriage campaign, and under his influence, Catholic organizations in California played a leading role in financing the Prop 8 campaign. His partners included the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Focus on the Family. In fact, it was Cordileone who personally phoned NOM co-founder Maggie Gallagher and asked her to get NOM involved in the Prop 8 fight.

Now, as Archbishop of San Francisco, Cordileone will oversee more than 400,000 Catholic parishioners across 90 parishes. As a metropolitan archbishop, Cordileone will have bishops in dioceses including Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Honolulu, Sacramento and Reno under his supervision.

“Bishop Cordileone has proven himself to be an anti-gay activist who encourages and promotes discrimination against LGBT people,” said Chad Griffin, HRC president.

Cordileone will be ordained in early October.

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  1. So he has more pedophiles to control and hide.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Jul 28, 2012 6:00:00 PM

  2. Plainly Der Heilige Fuehrer is not interested in accommodating the actual pastoral needs of Catholics in this region. Imposition of Papal Authority is more important than any sensitivity to the mores of locals who range from liberals to arch-conservatives and live among a population of people who want respect for their own ways of believing. That is the Pope's prerogative. It's not good neighborliness.

    Posted by: gregory brown | Jul 28, 2012 6:02:30 PM

  3. Congratulations, Girlfriend!

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jul 28, 2012 6:11:40 PM

  4. A reminder to all the Gay people who still want to consider themselves catholics : if you think you're any different from the jewish people who once considered themselves germans above all, if you think you're not supporting the death of Gay kids by bullying and suicide, if you're not standing up and shouting in church and refusing to give money.......

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 28, 2012 6:14:14 PM

  5. Mr Brown, not only is it not good neighborliness, as you noted, it isn't good pastoral practice; and still less does it reflect an interest in the Ministry of Reconciliation - which is the only job description for the church found in the christian scriptures. So I think you got it right: the Ratz's interest is in power--no more, no less.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jul 28, 2012 6:15:35 PM

  6. I guess he's doing this as a slap in the face to gay people or something? Oh, great powerful one! I can't wait until that organization finally collapses. It's going to be absolutely hilarious.

    Posted by: Tony | Jul 28, 2012 6:16:18 PM

  7. Also--it goes without saying--this is yet another nail in the coffin of the relationship between the Vatican hierarchy and the gay membership of the Roman church. It'll be interesting to see how much is spent on security for Girlfriend's ordination ceremony. I'm sure they won't let the queers anywhere near the place.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Jul 28, 2012 6:17:42 PM

  8. This insult should have LGBT and Justice seeking Catholics walking out of the RC Church in droves. It is the only course of action that has integrity. Give your money to organizations that support our rights and protect our youth.

    Posted by: Elangay | Jul 28, 2012 6:25:00 PM

  9. These evil beings are so un-christlike. In fact, they are anti-christ. Not even trying to hide it anymore. Most of them belong in a prison cell, especially the nazi scum piece of sh*t, pope. They are not only hiding criminals, trying to guard them from prosecution, while letting them continue raping boys, just someplace new. They have so much blood on their hands as well. Not only have their hateful views on gay people resulted in violent attacks, and even murders, no matter how indirectly. But the evil king on his golden throne in the vatican actually told poor, un-educated people in Africa that using condoms would not protect them from getting HIV, but in fact would make it more likely to get it. That is practically massmurder, is it not? He is the real wolf in sheep clothing, the true face of evil. All in the name of "God". The bible even give warnings of evil disguising itself as ultimate goodness.

    And still millions of people look up to this imposter, and worships like morons. It's utterly pathetic, and I hope to see the day when they will have to face their atrocities, and be held accountable for their wicked ways.

    "love thy neighbor..."
    "Judge not, lest ys be judged..."
    "Let him who is without sin..."

    "But we do not hate gays, we love them. That's why we are trying to save you from eternal hell. We are called by our heavely father to keep on telling you, until you repent. We LOVE you!"

    May they all go curl up in a corner somewhere, and die in pain. Slowly...

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 28, 2012 6:36:12 PM

  10. My Catholic family members are more and more embarrassed of their religion. They apologize to me for the bishops and pope. There was a time when they wanted to get me to rejoin the chursh. Nowadays, they don't bother. They just hope the nazi will die and something better will take over...but they don't have much hope. He has just put more sexually repressed and twisted guys in the red dresses.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jul 28, 2012 6:59:53 PM

  11. Ordained in early October? That'll be about the same time Perry v Brown will likely end and same sex marriage will resume in California.

    Posted by: Stefan | Jul 28, 2012 7:00:01 PM

  12. Wow, Salvatore Cordileone really looks gay.

    Posted by: Ulu | Jul 28, 2012 7:01:14 PM

    Almost exactly one year ago, Vatican recalled Ambassador to Ireland over child abuse report and the Irish Prime Minister stinging attack on the Vatican in Parliament.

    Posted by: simon | Jul 28, 2012 7:01:47 PM

  14. I look at these fools now, like the one pictured above, and see nothing more than a Halloween costume. Some pompous ass dressed up in feudal regalia to impress the uneducated.

    They want to control all of society but can't even get their own membership to refrain from divorce. Or keep their ministers from sex crimes.

    Posted by: prince of irony | Jul 28, 2012 7:02:29 PM

  15. Well I am glad he was placed in the state where his work has been found discriminatory by the high court and all his hard work will end up been for naught soon. He is proud of the dishonesty and slanderous nonsense and being rewarded for it only shows the hypocrisy and immorality of the Vatican and the Pedo protecting Nazi Pope. I say it is a great and wonderful thing to put them on display for the world to see as the frauds they are!

    Posted by: Mickey | Jul 28, 2012 7:14:22 PM

  16. Cordileone won't be "ordained" in early October. He was already ordained a bishop. Rather, he will be installed (plugged in) in early October.

    His assignment to San Francisco is a real slap in the face to Roman Catholic LGBT people there. The city and political establishment have been quite accepting to LGBT people.

    Benedict XVI, the Closeted, has decided to install the father (devil-father) or Prop 8 into this episcopal (not Episcopalian) see, right in the heart of one of the cities most open to LGBT people in the world.

    But of course, what else can we expect from a pope who once wrote that no one - not even the church - should be surprised when people react violently to LGBT people who work for the legalization of our love and relationships. This same pope has compared the legalization of same sex relationships to destruction of the environment, and has declared that gay and lesbian couples do emotional violence to the children they raise.

    Now the lying devil-father of Prop 8 is going to San Francisco. May his arrival and stay there be blessed with much opposition and public exposition of his evil words and actions. May his stay be blessed by a decline in money and an emptying of the churches. May his name be held in disrepute for the rest of his life and may his memory be held in disdain and his name be erased from history save as an example of a bishop who sold his soul for a pittance of temporal glory.

    Posted by: john patrick | Jul 28, 2012 7:18:27 PM

  17. He really does have a bad case of gayface.

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 28, 2012 7:27:37 PM

  18. OK, normally I don't go here in comments, but that is some weapons-grade gayface. I'd lay money his psyche is so twisted Hieronymus Bosch wouldn't paint it.

    As "Betty Bowers" said about Cardinal John O'Connor, his official title should be "Haughty Miss Thing In The Fabulous Flowing Red Dress Living In That Expensive Mansion When Christ Told You To Live Simply And Use Your Money To Help The Poor."

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 28, 2012 7:30:29 PM

  19. Why isn't the diocese taxed now that it involved itself in govenment? Also, isn't is considered treason to let a foreign body meddle in US affairs?

    Posted by: Jim | Jul 28, 2012 7:46:38 PM

  20. By this time next year, when the courts have finally killed-off Prop 8 and same-sex marriage will once again be recognized in California as the law of the land (and I truly believe that this will happen), Cordileone, who has a serious attack of "gay face", will find himself relegated to the dustbin of history. He'll have even less moral authority than he does now.

    Posted by: My2cents | Jul 28, 2012 7:59:09 PM

  21. There better be hundreds of thousands of people protesting in the streets outside that church in San Francisco this fall when he starts. I'm talking, more people on the streets outside that church than there are attendees at every pride even in every manor city

    Posted by: USC Trojans Fan | Jul 28, 2012 9:04:16 PM

    Thus,this struggle is about them not being able to allow non procreative relationships,including married couples with birth control.
    Its not that they hate you it's just that you are in their way, and must be stomped down .
    I am distressed by gay people whose relatives still go to, these churches , and who are not yelling at them to do something about this.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 28, 2012 9:18:23 PM

  23. He needs to be locked up with every other Christian out there for their crimes against humanity. Especially for the crime of supporting and covering up child rape.

    Posted by: Sarm | Jul 28, 2012 9:45:41 PM

  24. With a name like Cordileone he must be in a mafia family.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 28, 2012 10:25:45 PM

  25. Salvatore Cordileone anagrams:

    Colon averse idolater.
    Sacred loo revelation.
    Considerate oral love.
    Oral elves coordinate.
    Adore versatile colon.
    Loon eradicates lover.
    Tolerance lover adios.
    Avoid tolerance loser.
    Loose cavalier rodent.
    Love desolate carrion.
    Anal scooter evildoer.
    Arcane evildoer stool.
    Craven loose idolater.
    Solo lavender erotica.
    Asocial reverend tool.
    Leotard love scenario.
    Coarse volatile drone.
    Violate colder reason.

    Posted by: Johnson | Jul 28, 2012 11:28:39 PM

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