California, USA: San Francisco’s Catholic Archbishop Talks About Marriage Equality Opposition

Written by scott on March 21st, 2013

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore CordileoneSan Francisco’s recently-installed Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone gave an interview to USA Today on his opposition to marriage equality. The gist? Letting gays marry would turn all of society into inner city Oakland:

When I was Bishop of Oakland, I lived at a residence at the Cathedral, overlooking Lake Merritt. It’s very beautiful. But across the lake, as the streets go from 1st Avenue to the city limits at 100th Avenue, those 100 blocks consist entirely of inner city neighborhoods plagued by fatherlessness and all the suffering it produces: youth violence, poverty, drugs, crime, gangs, school dropouts, and incredibly high murder rates. Walk those blocks and you can see with your own eyes: A society that is careless about getting fathers and mothers together to raise their children in one loving family is causing enormous heartache.

To legalize marriage between two people of the same sex would enshrine in the law the principle that mothers and fathers are interchangeable or irrelevant, and that marriage is essentially an institution about adults, not children; marriage would mean nothing more than giving adults recognition and benefits in their most significant relationship.

Got that? Keep in mind, this is from the man who was pulled over for drunk driving last year.


2 Comments so far ↓

  1. David says:

    This bozo knows he is making this crap up, which makes him a lying scoundrel. His words, like those of the last pope, do nothing less than label gay people enemies of society and all that is good. For his slander of gay families alone, he should be tarred and feathered and steered out of town in a pile of horse manure.

  2. Arturo Schultz says:

    So when he was in Oakland, just what’ did HE do to help those people within those 100 blocks ? Supporting the liquor industry and buying lovely ” frocks” doesn’t count.

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