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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. @ Deeperstill: hyperbolye will get you nowhere.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 30, 2012 7:05:27 AM


  2. I am always amazed at how many "gay" people who post on this site think that the most negative thing you can post about somebody is that they are a "fag".What does that say about their sense of self worth?

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 30, 2012 9:48:58 AM


  3. Did you expect him to name a liberal bishop? There are NONE.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 30, 2012 10:41:55 AM


  4. @JOHNSON: An amazing piece of anagramatic analysis, I must say!

    @JIM: I wonder those things often myself. The RCC was directly intervening in politics with Prop 8 (however, let us not forget how deeply involved Mittie Romney's "church" was also involved). Makes me wonder where the IRS is when you really need them.

    The RCC and the Mormon Church and any other evangie-fundie are breaking federal tax-exempt law when they blatantly interject themselves into politics but cowardly hide behind the "free speech, freedom of religion" nonsense.

    As for the other question, here's what I don't understand:

    The Roman Catholic Church is controlled by The Vatican, a small city-state carved out of the City of Rome. We have diplomatic relations with The Vatican (we can all thank Ronald Reagan for that, btw).

    In fact, The Vatican is recognized as a sovereign state by dozens of countries and has a special observer status at The United Nations. The Pope is considered Head of State of The Vatican by The United Nations.

    Therefore, why are Roman Catholic cardinals, bishops and priests not required, as mandated by federal law, to register as agents of a foreign government, especially when they advocate in local, state and federal legislatures for political positions of The Vatican City-State?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jul 30, 2012 10:50:50 AM


  5. None of this matters. The Catholic priesthood is filled with self-loathing
    homosexuals ( is this a secret?) What matters is that Prop 8 is on its way out.
    Ditto ffor DOMA. Thats all that matters.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 30, 2012 2:38:13 PM


  6. None of this matters. The Catholic priesthood is filled with self-loathing
    homosexuals ( is this a secret?) What matters is that Prop 8 is on its way out.
    Ditto ffor DOMA. Thats all that matters.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 30, 2012 2:38:15 PM


  7. None of this matters. The Catholic priesthood is filled with self-loathing
    homosexuals ( is this a secret?) What matters is that Prop 8 is on its way out.
    Ditto ffor DOMA. Thats all that matters.

    Posted by: Frank | Jul 30, 2012 2:38:17 PM


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