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Archbishop Cordileone Says Understanding Gays 'Tenderizes Us', Still Opposes Equality: VIDEO

Archbishop Cordileone

San Francisco's KQED held an interview last Friday between host Scott Shafer and Salvatore Cordileone, the Archbishop appointed to the San Francisco diocese by Pope Benedict last year. Naturally, the topic of homosexuals was brought up and it would seem that Cordileone is softening to the plight of gays, saying:

They’ve been disowned by their families. They’ve been harmed and they want to come to a place that will accept them for who they are. And affirm them. So it tenderizes us.

Perplexing use of the word "tenderize" aside, Cordileone's time in San Francisco seems to be nudging him in the direction of support and love. Unfortunately, it's not by much at all. Cordileone still chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage and said of the legalization of gay marriage in Hawaii:

The decision in Hawaii is disappointing and shows the need for rebuilding a culture of the family in our country. [C]hanging the meaning of marriage in the law does not promote the common good or protect authentic rights.

Evidently the Archbishop is in need of more tenderizing. You can watch the video of the interview AFTER THE JUMP...

 

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  1. Yeah, because who's more experienced in the workings of families than someone who took vows never to have one? And who seems slightly-less-than-believable when he uses "they" and "them" to describe gay men, of which he surely is one? I'd like a half-hour in a dark alley to tenderize this queen. He'd have trouble finding his bejeweled necklace after I shoved it...

    Posted by: Wavin' Dave | Dec 22, 2013 8:58:40 AM


  2. TENDERIZING. Isn't that what Catholic Priests do to young boys?

    Posted by: jtramon | Dec 22, 2013 9:10:42 AM


  3. It's always about meat with these guys. Tenderize sounds like an S/M term, no? Benedicta picked a real twisted soul, just like Nienstedt in Minnesota.

    Posted by: peteregan | Dec 22, 2013 9:12:17 AM


  4. This is an alcoholic guilty of the biblical sin of gluttony. This is a man that is more concerned about an outside force call "gay" and its effects on his church - than divorce and abortion, which are directly affecting the population of his church. This is a classic example of when you have a problem redirect it to another area.

    Posted by: robertL | Dec 22, 2013 9:24:13 AM


  5. i thought he used alcohol for his tenderizing

    Posted by: walter | Dec 22, 2013 9:25:04 AM


  6. I'll take mine with some A.1., please. #idiot

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | Dec 22, 2013 9:27:31 AM


  7. Closet case. He is pretty well known for cruising around with his young driver.

    Posted by: Steve | Dec 22, 2013 9:32:59 AM


  8. Translation, "we still hate fags."

    Posted by: Bill | Dec 22, 2013 9:36:55 AM


  9. Sorry, but I'm unconvinced. I've been waiting to see how the bishops would respond faced with a Pope who lacks the ideological zeal of Ratzinger. The response has largely been to tread cautiously, as Cordileone does here: feign sympathy, but hold the party line. If Francis survives the conservative backlash that will surely come to punish him for his "Marxism," we'll see a kinder, gentler catholic hierarchy. And if not, it'll be back to the brimstone of Benedict. Hallelujah!

    Posted by: Keppler | Dec 22, 2013 9:39:59 AM


  10. With equality for gay people gaining majority support in society, the churches will have to stop their war on gays, otherwise their members will turn their backs on them. But these organizations can't exist without an enemy and without hate-mongering. It's their way of energizing their believers and maintaining power. They will turn onto some other minority. It used to be the Jews, the heretics, the divorcees ... Who will be next?

    Posted by: borut | Dec 22, 2013 9:41:47 AM


  11. With equality for gay people gaining majority support in society, the churches will have to stop their war on gays, otherwise their members will turn their backs on them. But these organizations can't exist without an enemy and without hate-mongering. It's their way of energizing their believers and maintaining power. They will turn onto some other minority. It used to be the Jews, the heretics, the divorcees ... Who will be next?

    Posted by: borut | Dec 22, 2013 9:41:47 AM


  12. It is illegal for American law to reflect his religious beliefs and definitions. Legal incontestable fact. Expanding the definition of civil marriage, which is issued by the secular government not the pedophile protecting Catholic cult - I mean church or any house of worship, DOES promote the common good and protect authentic Constitutional rights. The United States Constitution is the ONLY law in America, it as American citizens those rights apply to LGBT human beings also whether he likes it or not - whether he agrees or approves or not. His opinion is irrelevant because not one American is required to adhere to his religious beliefs, PERIOD.

    Get over it fascist Cordileone and learn to live in this secular nation or move to a religious dictatorship.

    P.S. Pay taxes or STFU moocher.

    Posted by: Sean | Dec 22, 2013 9:50:31 AM


  13. I was never disowned by my family, never harmed, and have felt accepted almost every place I've gone. Can't I get respect instead of condescension?

    Posted by: Aunt Sharon | Dec 22, 2013 10:19:22 AM


  14. He must be cruising the Tenderloin...

    Posted by: woody | Dec 22, 2013 11:13:51 AM


  15. Not satisfied with abusing little boys (in the rectory) they're now abusing the English language, too.

    Posted by: Hansel Currywurst | Dec 22, 2013 11:16:28 AM


  16. Well, when you think about it, the use of the word "tenderize" falls into place when considering the sacrament; it's a cannibalistic ritual.

    "Eat me, Cordileone" has a whole new meaning with this tenderize stuff.

    Ew.

    Posted by: Lucca | Dec 22, 2013 11:18:01 AM


  17. That's a nice, sparkly ring with a big stone. Is that amethyst?

    Cordileone needs to do more than just go to places where LGBT people are, with his unchangeable positions - with his beliefs he wants to share. Nevertheless, he has changed one thing. Now that he can't force his beliefs into the law, he is saying he is "offering" them. But who wants to accept a fancy wrapped gift of rotten garbage?

    Posted by: john patrick | Dec 22, 2013 11:23:40 AM


  18. Yes. His brain has been "tenderized" to the point where it now resembles cottage cheese which has been thrown into a window fan on a hot summer's day.

    Posted by: Geoff | Dec 22, 2013 11:26:21 AM


  19. Talk is cheap...and his talk seems to be on the .99 cent table.

    Put that talk in to action. Otherwise, it's simply more empty rhetoric. Which the church seems to have in abundance!

    Posted by: Taylor | Dec 22, 2013 11:32:38 AM


  20. What condescending garbage.

    Extending marriage rights to gays in Hawaii runs counter to "rebuilding a culture of the family" says he. Everything you need to know about this man and his ideas is right there.

    Not possible to consider for a moment that extending marriage rights to gays is exactly helping to rebuild a culture of the family? Not possible because why? Because "family" hinges on genitalia. It's not about sex, but then again It's about nothing, but sex.

    And there's no common good being served when LGBT people form healthy and stable relationships. It would be better for the common good if LGBT people were to remain disconnected and rootless? The Bishop can demonstrate this principle action?

    Inauthentic rights? Whaa? Inauthentic rights for inauthentic people and their inauthentic families?

    Posted by: Leo88 | Dec 22, 2013 11:39:48 AM


  21. All this non-talk: "terderizes", "common good", "authentic rights". This is all nonsense. And there's only one reason to talk around something...because you are wrong.

    My seven year old does it all the time. Sadly, this bishop is no better. No excuse, no cogent argument...prattle on in code,

    Posted by: Bart | Dec 22, 2013 11:46:08 AM


  22. Who cares. Not that he can do anything about it. He is just irrelevant. What do you expect from a person who believes literally those ancient myths.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 22, 2013 11:55:59 AM


  23. They were just some freaks who were thrown to the lions in the early Roman Empire. By an accident in history, they came to believe in their own infallibility and invincibility. Perhaps they should reread their own history and realize that times have changed and their luck has run out. Such arrogance will only hasten their downfall.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 22, 2013 12:13:51 PM


  24. Organized religion does "not promote the common good or protect authentic rights", so let's start there.

    Posted by: Mark | Dec 22, 2013 12:19:19 PM


  25. Common good means if you give them your money, they will sell you a promise of heaven. You both get something in the deal. The authentic right is their historic right to dictate everything both on Earth and in heaven.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 22, 2013 12:35:33 PM


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