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Anti-Gay NY Archbishop Timothy Dolan Conducting RNC's Closing Prayer

DolanRNCCatholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has confirmed that he'll be delivering the closing prayer after the Republican National Convention next week. His office insists, however, that he's not there to endorse any particular politics.

"The Cardinal made it clear to the RNC (and to the Democratic National Committee as well) that he was only there to offer a prayer, not to engage in any partisan politics and that he would be willing to accept a similar invitation from the DNC if they were to invite him to pray at their Convention as well,” a spokesman told CNN.

Odd that Dolan claims not to be endorsing any partisan issue, because he has been an outspoken opponent of marriage equality, discriminatory politics enshrined in the GOP's official party platform.

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  1. The guy is in a satin dress and beanie. Naw, he's not a kid-f*cker.

    Posted by: Otkon | Aug 23, 2012 11:47:08 AM

  2. Actually he is dressed like a Christmas Elf.
    I think he does this to get close the kids lining to sit on Santa's knee.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 23, 2012 12:12:27 PM

  3. As a catholic myself. I feel ashamed these individuals use their power to perpetuate social divisions. Cardinal Dolan should know better.

    Mathew 12:25
    Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.

    Posted by: Rafael | Aug 23, 2012 12:26:32 PM

  4. just wait for the altar boy to pop out from under his skirt

    Posted by: walter | Aug 23, 2012 12:37:35 PM

  5. Since Cardinal Dolan is the head of the Conference of Catholic Bishops who condemned the Ryan budget plan in an elaborate open statement, I find it interesting from a psychopathological viewpoint that he would accept such an invitation.

    Posted by: Seamus | Aug 23, 2012 12:44:11 PM

  6. Asking an individual in a leadership position from a specific denomination to speak at a political convention would have been frowned upon by the founders. Jefferson refused to speak at churches and said there is an absolute "wall between church and state." Madison opposed having chaplains of any sort in the military. This is the most unpatriotic event of my lifetime.

    Posted by: Markt | Aug 23, 2012 12:45:13 PM

  7. If he's not there to endorse the GOP's politics, then why does the Church's teachings line up so well with them? We are well on the road to becoming a theocracy.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 23, 2012 1:00:54 PM

  8. my hopes are that this plus Paul Ryan on a ticket wigs out enough of the really conservative protestants that always think catholics in office are really just trying to deliver the leadership to the papacy and will not vote for them *fingers crossed*

    Posted by: maddM@ | Aug 23, 2012 1:32:53 PM

  9. Has Christmas come early this year? He won this probably because of the marriage fight in NY.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 23, 2012 1:46:51 PM

  10. And the Catholic church remains disgusting, shocking. Also, if you do not want to engage in partisan politics then you should not accept an invitation from either the Republicans or Democrats. Really quite simple.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Aug 23, 2012 2:09:56 PM

  11. It's nice to see consistency in the morally vacant. They couldn't have chosen better!

    Posted by: Marc C | Aug 23, 2012 2:13:49 PM

  12. Red robes match his face. Dolan better cut down on the sodium and sacramental wine.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 23, 2012 2:28:17 PM

  13. Do we really have to be nice here? The head of the Child Rape Church in the U.S. on the stage of the Republican Party's Nominating convention.........lolololololololol Oh, this isn't endorsement? Hahahah Dude you with with red bloated face in the "red" dress are on the stage with all the other politicians who are endorsing candidates! IRS IRS IRS IRS IRS It's time the Child Rape Church loses it's tax exempt status.

    Posted by: Rob | Aug 23, 2012 3:15:29 PM

  14. When is the catholic church going to have to register as a lobbyist? They definately have an agenda, they donate to anti gay and anti gay marriage causes and now Dolan in speaking at the republican convention, when are they going to be forced to register and file the appropriate forms that lobby groups are required to file?

    Posted by: lk | Aug 23, 2012 3:40:09 PM

  15. Is the caption for this photo "I'm Super, Thanks For Asking!"?

    Posted by: DeeVee | Aug 23, 2012 8:01:42 PM

  16. More distressing than Tim Dolan's appearence at the RNC is the fact that in the U S in 2012 our two major political parties and all our politicians have to continue to pray to an imaginary diety.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 23, 2012 9:58:10 PM

  17. Of course, for compliance with tax laws that are supposed to bar non-profits from campaigning for or against candidates, Cardinal Dolan HAS to make it clear that he is not officially endorsing the candidate who shares his hostility towards civil rights.

    It would be interesting to see how Cardinal Dolan addresses -- assuming he does at all -- the fact that the economic agenda, already being enacted, by the sociopaths and psychopaths of the Republican Party (the only part of the GOP agenda that the bishops have not gone along with) is thoroughly condemned by Jesus.

    Posted by: EdA | Aug 24, 2012 2:41:22 AM

  18. Maybe he'll perform an exorcism on the Republican Party!

    Their heads might spin around and cover the arena in green vomit, hey, it could happen.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Aug 24, 2012 6:14:36 AM

  19. Why? DNC? He's Vile and Evil....

    Posted by: John Normile | Aug 28, 2012 10:25:15 PM

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