STOP San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Marching with Extreme Anti-Gay Haters

Why is one of the nation’s most prominent Catholic archbishop scheduled to speak at a virulently anti-gay rally?

By Melanie Nathan, June 11, 2014.

Salvatore Cordileone

Melanie Nathan protesting Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.

Well when we protested his installation we knew he would hurt us and we were right! (See picture of Melanie at protest against his installation.) Perhaps he is drunk again – what a dumb decision on his part.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is appearing at the upcoming “March for Marriage” in Washington, D.C. on June 19. The event is organized by the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that has equated gay marriage with incest, and co-sponsored by the Family Research Council, a hate group that blamed gay marriage for the recent mass shootings in Isla Vista.

Top California and San Francisco officials, along with faith, LGBT and civil rights leaders, have signed an open letter (below) to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, asking him to cancel his participation in an upcoming march and rally against civil marriage for same-sex couples. The June 19 event in Washington, D.C. is being organized by some of the nation’s most virulently anti-LGBT organizations and leaders, including the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the Family Research Council.

By speaking alongside these extremists, Archbishop Cordileone risks lending the church’s authority to their vitriol and hatred – and undermining Pope Francis’s call for a more compassionate church.

Prominent religious and political leaders in California have sent a letter to Archbishop Cordileone, urging him to cancel his appearance. We need to make it clear to Archbishop Cordileone that encouraging bigotry is unacceptable, regardless of his position on marriage for same-sex couples.

Join NCLR in urging Archbishop Cordileone, who also serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, to cancel his participation in NOM’s march and instead engage in a respectful dialogue with the LGBT community. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that lesbian and gay people “must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided.”  The speakers at NOM’s “March for Marriage” represent the antithesis of respect, compassion, and sensitivity.

 

Sign the petition: http://act.faithfulamerica.org/sign/cordileonerally/?source=nclr :

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