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Cardinal Dolan Steps On Pope's Message Of Tolerance - VIDEO

Dolan on CBS

Pope Francis made headlines while in Brazil yesterday, when he told followers that LGBT Catholics should not be "marginalized", and asked "who am I to judge?" Many found the Pope's comments to be groundbreaking, and possibly indicative of a massive "sea change" in the Catholic Church's views on homosexuality. Of course, Cardinal Timothy Dolan doesn't want you to get too excited. 

The New York cardinal and archbishop has a history of making anti-gay remarks. Thus, his most recent comments, which came during an interview on CBS This Morning this morning, seem almost predictable. When asked about the Pope's recent message of tolerance, Dolan insisted that Francis' comments represent lessons that the church has been teaching for years. Is that message to treat LGBT people with tolerance? Not exactly. 

“Homosexuality is not a sin, right? Homosexual acts are. Just like heterosexuality is not a sin outside of marriage, that would be sinful...While certain acts may be wrong, [Pope Francis] would always love and respect the person and treat the person with dignity and not judge them."

In other words, according to Dolan, The Pope's message is simply a re-hashing of the commonly-uttered "love the sinner, hate the sin" proverb commonly used by homophobes to insist that they are not, in fact, homophobic. Of course, this is simply Dolan's interpretation, since the Pope has yet to issue any additional comments as of late. Then again, should Dolan's interpretation prove accurate, then it wouldn't hurt the cardinal to heed the Pope's (and his own, apparently) advice. As ThinkProgress pointed out...

"The Cardinal hasn’t always followed his own advice and has repeatedly condemned the rights of same-sex couples under the guise of love and support for the gay community. After lobbying against New York’s marriage equality law, Dolan prohibited by decree any Church personnel or property from being utilized for same-sex marriage ceremonies under penalty of "canonical sanctions," calling the state’s law "irreconcilable with the nature and the definition of marriage as established by Divine law." He has also compared the "threat" posed to marriage by gays and lesbians to that of polygamy, adultery, forced marriagecommunist dictatorships, and incest. Dolan responded to the Supreme Court’s decision striking down a section of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act by claiming that the spread of marriage equality will threaten 'the common good of all.'"

That all certainly sounds like judgement to us...

Watch Dolan on CBS This Morning AFTER THE JUMP...



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  1. Screw Dolan & the Pope, Papist Swine.

    Posted by: dearcomrade | Jul 30, 2013 12:58:40 PM

  2. Why isn't he busy figuring out how to divert more of the Church's money to avoid paying penalties in pedophile lawsuits? That's all he seems to be good at doing.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 30, 2013 12:58:52 PM

  3. This is an overstuffed, arrogant, Machiavellian, self-righteous hypocrite who lacks compassion -- the exact opposite of Jesus.

    Posted by: trees | Jul 30, 2013 1:06:31 PM

  4. This man is like a flag. Whatever way the wind blows. If he were in Germany during the 30's - he would be loading the boxcars.

    Posted by: robertL | Jul 30, 2013 1:13:28 PM

  5. The Cardinal, like the Pope he serves, AIDES AND ABETS PEDOPHILE RAPISTS!!!!!!

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Jul 30, 2013 1:15:03 PM

  6. why is this man still the 'leader' of the U.S. church after the recent revelations of what he did in Milwaukee to cover up & also hide money in the abuse scandal? he is no pillar of society; he should be a pillar of salt to use an Old Testament metaphor.

    btw, this entire sex thing with the church, not just lgbtq but non-missionary, can all be traced back to Saul of Tarsus. his epistles stated that everyone should give up sex for Jesus with one the exception being to have a kid. really stupid thinking back then & totally out of historical context given the Roman world.

    Posted by: mike/ | Jul 30, 2013 1:20:11 PM

  7. because that "above all things, love thy neighbor" is just too gosh darn hard.

    *massive eye-roll*

    even the Pope's comment is mediocre, at best. who cares what a Pope thinks? these dudes believe that Gandhi and Anne Frank share a holding-cell in "Hell" for not accepting "Christ as their personal savior and the one true son of God"

    it speaks volumes about where we are as a society that an online ticker-tape parade gets thrown when a major religious leader makes a statement that is only barely less-homophobic and ignorant than his thoughts of the previous day.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 30, 2013 1:23:55 PM

  8. Yawn. Cardinal Dolan = irrelevant

    Posted by: rayrayj | Jul 30, 2013 1:26:59 PM

  9. Why isn't this pedophile protector in prison?? Seriously - WHY???

    Posted by: Tre | Jul 30, 2013 1:32:47 PM

  10. Shame on CBS for giving this man air time.

    Posted by: robertL | Jul 30, 2013 1:47:57 PM

  11. So, Mr Dolan we are still "intrinsicly disordered" and an "abomination" yada yada ya, but for now you'll be all nicey, nicey because you want our money to offset what you've spent on defaming us and attempting to prevent us having equal rights and to help impose your "heavenly doctrines" on us and every one else in America; with the force of law, (and contrary to the constitution, because gods law is above all that nonsense) and you need to refill your coffers after having to defend your "religion" from covering up for your child abusing clerics.
    Let me tell you Mr. Dolan Instilling in children and young people a sense of inferiority for who they are because of their sexuality is pure and simple child abuse too and causes immence harm and thats before your attempts to prevent secular anti-discrimination laws - but you love us really...
    Nah, not buying it Same nonsense different "tone", but then not so much.

    Posted by: renovato | Jul 30, 2013 2:06:39 PM

  12. Perhaps Dolan should read this:

    Posted by: Peter Hargmier | Jul 30, 2013 2:08:41 PM

  13. You don't get to be the cardinal archbishop of New York by being "Mister Sweetheart." You get it by sticking knives in other priests' backs -- even the back of the pope - smiling the whole time.

    Posted by: JoyZeeBoy | Jul 30, 2013 2:12:35 PM

  14. I saw this interview this morning live.
    You could tell Charlie Rose was almost quite dumbfounded at what was coming out of the boobs mouth. Charlie gave him at lest 4 opportuntities to try and say what we all THOUGHT what the Pope meant. BUT DOLAN....Dug in his heels harder to EXPRESS "his own" opinion

    Posted by: HereinDC | Jul 30, 2013 2:17:16 PM

  15. LOL. Yes he is correct.

    Posted by: Dale | Jul 30, 2013 2:32:00 PM

  16. What a relief that the bad guy rears his ugly head after the Papal mutterings. Gays need these bad guys, or they have no reason to get up in the morning. It sharpens their inbred rage, from a lifetime of non acceptance since June 2013.

    Posted by: Bebo | Jul 30, 2013 2:32:02 PM

  17. Give me a flipping break. For once I wish someone would say, “Look, it’s obvious you’re totally gay. Isn’t that a bit hypocritical of you?”

    Posted by: Michael | Jul 30, 2013 2:34:46 PM

  18. It's awesome to see the hate and rage from the so called "tolerant" homosexuals. Bigotry on display.

    Posted by: Dale | Jul 30, 2013 2:37:33 PM

  19. he can take his book of old jewish bedtime stories, along with his invisable friends, and go preach somewhere else.

    and, the next time he hears voices talking to him, or he decides to talk to himself, i want him sent to a professional for evaluation.

    oh, and the cult he helps lead, along with brainwashing activities he participates in, should be prosecuted by the local authroities as hate crimes against gays.

    Posted by: northalabama | Jul 30, 2013 2:41:20 PM

  20. LOL. More hate from homosexuals!

    Keep it up. I'll make popcorn.

    Posted by: Dale | Jul 30, 2013 2:43:47 PM

  21. shouldn't he be in jail for cover up of sexual abuse of a minor , diverting money, fraud , and obstruction of justice. just another bigoted self loathing closet case, sounds gayer than marcus bachmann

    Posted by: walter | Jul 30, 2013 2:45:56 PM

  22. This disgusting pig in fancy dress should be in jail.

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 30, 2013 2:49:55 PM

  23. Baby-raper enabler is so pissed that he didn't get to be Pope and surround himself with all those how Swiss guards.

    Posted by: jht | Jul 30, 2013 2:51:38 PM

  24. Anyoe who is gay and Catholic is also an idiot!

    Posted by: LAX/JFK | Jul 30, 2013 3:11:49 PM

  25. Balderdash. Begone, Dolan - you have no power here. Religion gazes up and kills - then rolls over in martyrdom if the killing is interrupted. Please.

    Posted by: Geoff | Jul 30, 2013 3:22:08 PM

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