Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, a Catholic Cardinal from the Dominican Republic who has previously referred to U.S. Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster as a maricón (Spanish slur for “faggot”), is again voicing his displeasure with the idea of an openly gay man serving as ambassador to his Caribbean nation.
Dominican Today reports:
Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez on Thursday again railed against the openly gay U.S. Ambassador, asking James Brewster to "take his pride elsewhere," and reminded him that diplomacy is used to promote relations, moral values, trade agreements and mutual cooperation among the world's countries.
"Diplomacy is not for that sort of thing, an absolutely negative propaganda," the Archbishop of Santo Domingo told reporters who asked about a video released by the U.S. Embassy, where Brewster and his husband Bob Satawake promote the celebration of "Gay Pride Month” in June.
The cardinal spoke after heading a mass to mark Corpus Christi in San Antonio parish, in the Gazcue sector.
"I am totally against that, everybody knows it, my position is not new, not because this man with this kind of attitude has now arrived."
When Brewster was first nominated last year, a group of conservative Dominican Republic religious leaders organized a 'black armband' protest against what was seen as an "insult to good Dominican customs"