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Jon Stewart Rips Cardinal Dolan, Catholic Church, and Christian Bigots in New 'Gaywatch': VIDEO


In his latest edition of Gaywatch, Jon Stewart looked at the Christian B&B owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who denied a gay couple a room in 2008 and recently lost their case before the UK Supreme Court.

He also destroys Cardinal Dolan's recent remarks that the Catholic church has been "outmarketed" on gay marriage, and rewrites A Charlie Brown Christmas.


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NYC's Cardinal Dolan Regrets 'Stampede' to Gay Marriage, Says Church Has Been 'Out-Marketed': VIDEO


Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday and was asked by David Gregory about the massive shift in attitude toward same-sex marriage.

Said Dolan: “I think I’d be a Pollyanna to say that there doesn’t seem to be kind of a stampede to do this. I regret that. I wish that were not the case."

Gregory then asks him why that is the case:

"I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed, sometimes. We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay. And as much as we’d say, ‘Wait a minute, we’re pro-marriage, we’re pro-traditional marriage, we’re not anti-anybody,’ I don’t know. When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.”


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NYC's Anti-Gay Cardinal Dolan Says Pope Francis is 'Daring, Fresh, Innovative, Batting a Thousand' — VIDEO


Yesterday, an interview of Pope Francis was published by America magazine in which he advised the Catholic church to end its small-minded obsession with same-sex marriage and abortion, and said that the church cannot "interfere spiritually in the life of a person."

FrancisThe Pope's comments appeared to be directed at folks like NYC's Cardinal Dolan, who in recent years has been utterly obsessed with just those issues.

As our reporter Sean Mandell wrote a few months ago, "Dolan, who claims to not be "anti-anybody", has equated same-sex marriage to incest, denied LGBT Catholics entry to mass, and insisted LGBT individuals are entitled to friendship, not marriage.  Last year he vehemently opposed same-sex marriage legislation in New York state, calling it a "communist threat" and has since complained that he felt burned by lawmakers."

In May Dolan issued a memo to LGBT Catholics urging them to "pray, fast, and sacrifice" over the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions on marriage. Can it be argued that this man is not obsessed with "interfering spiritually" in the lives of gay people?

Yet Dolan was a bucket of smiles in a pre-dawn interview with CBS New York about the Pope's statements yesterday.

Said Dolan: “This man is batting a thousand. We wanted a man who had a heart, we wanted a man who could teach like Jesus, we wanted a man who could get us back to the essentials of the church. He’s a good teacher, he wants to shake us up. He’s daring, he’s fresh, he’s innovative.”

Dolan appears to be throwing up a smoke screen because he doesn't want people to realize the Pope is actually directing his comments at anti-gay bigots like him.

Watch the interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

Michelangelo Signorile was spot on in a piece yesterday when he wrote:

And in saying "I have never been a right-winger" in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too "obsessed" with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice. Again, his comments don't change the church's doctrine, but they do a lot to change its focus. That can only be seen as a huge shift.

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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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NEWS: Manning, Dolan, The NSA, Josh Hutcherson's Penis, Baby Puffins

Road A verdict for Bradley Manning should be announced later today. 

Road Thanks to controversy surrounding his most recent escapades of online "sex messaging", Anthony Weiner has dropped to fourth place in a poll published by the Huffington Post. HuffPost also quipped: "Carlos is in danger..."  Josh_hutcherson_nude_leaked_nsfw

Road Meanwhile, Cardinal Timothy Dolan has no problem judging gay people, but he refuses to judge Anthony Weiner.

Road Debate has emerged online over a nude photo currently making the rounds in various gossip blogs. Life Of The Rich And Famous claims that the member-in-question belongs to celebrity straight-ally Josh Hutcherson. Others remain unconvinced. 

Road A teacher who recently appeared on an episode of Bravo’s Princesses: Long Island will now be losing her job thanks to an anti-gay slur she used while being filmed. 

Road Home prices are continuing to rise, and this most recent year-to-year jump is the highest that the housing market has experienced since March 2006. Experts cite a drop in foreclosures and fewer houses being left on the market among the chief reasons. 

Road The NSA has announced that it will be declassifying more documents regarding their controversial surveillance programs. 

Road Miley Cyrus released the 'director's cut' of her video for "We Can't Stop". Why do they need a director's cut? To get rid of the product placement, of course!

Road Lea Michele has spoken out for the very first time since the death of Cory Monteith. 

Road Matt Damon stopped by Univision's Despierta America to promote Elysium. Apparently, he doesn't really speak Spanish, but he seems to at least understand it very well...

Road They created a Grumpy Cat Grumppuccino. Seriously...see for yourself. Diana-goop-vf-30jul13-01

Road Neil Patrick Harris took his hubby and kids to the premiere of Smurfs 2. Naturally, the whole family was absolutely adorable.

Road Angelina Jolie topped the list of highest-paid celebrities.

Road Politico recently posted a rather unfortunate typo about Hillary Clinton on its website. 

Road Princess Diana will be gracing the cover of September's Vanity Fair, thanks to her new infant grandson and her upcoming biopic with Naomi Watts. 

Road Drivers in the town of North Berwick, Scotland, are being advised to keep an eye out for young puffins that could be hiding under their vehicles. Scientists say the young puffins settle there after leaving their burrows for the first time. The Scottish Seabird Centre has issued a statement...but who cares?! Baby puffins!!!

Documents Show Cardinal Dolan Moved Millions in Church Assets to Hide Them from Sexual Abuse Victims

NYC's Cardinal Timothy Dolan moved millions in funds to protect them from sexual abuse victims seeking claims against the Catholic Church, according to newly-revealed documents:

DolanFiles released by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday reveal that in 2007, Cardinal Timothy F. Dolan, then the archbishop there, requested permission from the Vatican to move nearly $57 million into a cemetery trust fund to protect the assets from victims of clergy sexual abuse who were demanding compensation.

Cardinal Dolan, now the archbishop of New York, has emphatically denied seeking to shield church funds as the archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009. He reiterated in a statement Monday that these were “old and discredited attacks.”

However, the files contain a 2007 letter to the Vatican in which he explains that by transferring the assets, “I foresee an improved protection of these funds from any legal claim and liability.” The Vatican approved the request in five weeks, the files show.

UPDATE: David Mixner weighs in.

Cardinal Dolan has long ago lost the ability to understand the concept of 'truth'.He should immediately resigned from being Cardinal. The 'truth' demands it.


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