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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. That pope can kick. Let's tax his church and kick back.

    Posted by: Barney | Jul 28, 2012 11:31:04 PM

  2. 54% of Catholics don't trust organized religion! New study recently found this.

    Posted by: Johnson | Jul 28, 2012 11:36:19 PM

  3. I hope gays as far as Los Angeles and further come to protest outside this church when this man starts. San Francisco... Show what you're city is about!

    Posted by: TK | Jul 29, 2012 12:15:16 AM

  4. A city of over 8 million and ONLY 400,000 catholics? Alrighty...

    Posted by: WHAT? | Jul 29, 2012 12:19:12 AM

  5. So Pope Ratzi has declared war on San Fran.

    Time to raid the closets and see what shakes out.

    Posted by: Polyboy | Jul 29, 2012 12:39:49 AM

  6. Papist swine.

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Jul 29, 2012 1:57:15 AM

  7. @Ulu: you say that Cordileone " looks gay". Is that a bad thing?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 29, 2012 2:41:41 AM


    You must, if catholic, explain to all your relatives and friends to protest this to their priest AND WITHHOLD ALL DONATIONS unless and until the bishops back off.

    If you would rather be quiet so that you get to eat the cookie, you are a streetwalking whore who betrays your Gay brethren

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 29, 2012 5:07:30 AM

  9. time to show support. this is how

    Posted by: Victoria | Jul 29, 2012 7:02:16 AM

  10. time to show support. this is how

    Posted by: Victoria | Jul 29, 2012 7:02:18 AM

  11. time to show support. this is how

    Posted by: Victoria | Jul 29, 2012 7:02:18 AM

  12. Why are people wishing death on these people? That isn't classy or cool, no matter how much you are angry at them. True tolerance is accepting all points of view, not just your own, regardless of how upsetting the other's is. By saying they should just die, you are giving fuel to their cause against you. Think before you post?

    Posted by: Zach | Jul 29, 2012 9:49:07 AM

  13. @Zach, It may be the "Kumbaya" ideal, but defending those who would never defend you in return, who if given half a chance would imprison or eradicate you, isn't "tolerance," it's self-destructive nihilism. Defending the right of others to treat you like crap is just begging for more of the same.

    Posted by: Caliban | Jul 29, 2012 10:58:03 AM

  14. Sal: Love your pink beret!

    Posted by: JOE 2 | Jul 29, 2012 2:46:37 PM

  15. Well, in his defense, he was successful in getting prop 8 to pass! I'm sure this is his award. The church always sees itself as besieged by secular devils. What we see as progress on human rights they see as a society going to the devil. It's a classic example of how a mindset can warp clear thinking.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 29, 2012 3:00:55 PM

  16. I'm sorry, Zach, but wanting to strip gay people of basic human rights, and demonizing us like they do, resulting in bullying, suicides and violent attacks/murders, is NOT just an opposite "point of view" in my book.

    And what makes you think I or others haven't been thinking before posting? I've thought hard and long about this issue for years and years now, and I stand by every word. I mean every single word. Maybe YOU need to think? After all, it's just another point of view than your own. Right?

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 29, 2012 3:27:28 PM

  17. @ZACH -- read up on Neville Chamberlain.

    Posted by: Bob | Jul 29, 2012 5:58:15 PM

  18. All I'm saying is that I remember when the AIDS crisis went on, everyone said for ME & my kind to die. I remember the hurt. I love everyone, even haters, and as such wish death on nobody. I wasn't saying to defend those views. Argue all you want. But it's no something light to say they should die. I love living as much as you and they do. I love being alive to kiss my husband goodnight, tuck in our adopted daughter, and do as I want, regardless of what they --or anyone-- says.

    Posted by: Zach | Jul 29, 2012 6:25:47 PM


    Posted by: ty | Jul 29, 2012 6:39:40 PM

  20. Well, how very fortunate for you, Zach. Let's hope things never change for you and your family. Truly. Sad that not all gay people are as fortunate...

    I'm amazed you fail to see the difference in "opinions" though. You remember the hurt, you say. Did you do something to these lowlifes to make them hurt you in return, or did they start hating for no reason? You think they will stop hurting us, if we act more civilized towards them, and respect their "opinions"? I highly doubt it.

    I accept that you find it possible to love the evil lowlifes. But I will never respect that position. But of course you're free to do and think as you wish. As am I.

    Peace to you and your family. And again; May time never change your happiness.

    Posted by: DeeperStill | Jul 29, 2012 6:41:16 PM

  21. Hopefully "god" will call his nazi Pope and the mope, home to be with him in "heaven" soon.

    Posted by: Kevin thor | Jul 29, 2012 8:15:17 PM

  22. Whoever the photographer was who did his portrait certainly captured the essence of a sexual attitude.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jul 29, 2012 9:11:24 PM

  23. What ever happened to separation of Church and State? It is supposed to work BOTH WAYS!!!!

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Jul 29, 2012 9:15:09 PM

  24. Zach,

    You are the definition of apologist, and the kind of man who only cares about his comfort levels. You're little perfect life, relationship, family, tucking in your all so comfortable and lovely that you're COMPLACENT. Not even CARING or thinking about LGBT who live a daily life of hell. You want us to overlook the evil of bigots and "loove them regardless"
    YOU have evil in your heart because all you care about is your life, your comforts and your safety.
    Move out of our way as we accomplish TRUE change and progress. Not sitting around idle, accepting prejudice as a way of life while "loving everyone"


    Posted by: T.R | Jul 30, 2012 3:17:06 AM

  25. should compete for the Miss America pageant, because you're flowery, idealistic speeches are only missing "world peace" at the end of them.
    You don't live in the real world.

    Posted by: Volmeg | Jul 30, 2012 3:19:33 AM

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