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Monday, May 6, 2013

S.F. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone Trashes on Rhode Island for Letting Gays Marry

Posted By on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Likes to drink and drive, but hates men breastfeeding
  • Likes to drink and drive, but hates men breastfeeding

San Francisco's favorite inebriate, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, spent his weekend trashing Rhode Island for legalizing gay marriage. Remember, this is the same guy who said gay marriage was as possible as male breastfeeding, which by the way, is possible.

Clearly, he's confused.

According to news reports. Cordileone, the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, described the Rhode Island law as "a serious injustice" and went on to say that it's bad for the children, who deserve a mother and a father no matter what.

From the sinner himself:

Marriage is the only institution that unites a man and a woman to each other and to any child conceived of their union. While those making great sacrifices to raise their children in less than ideal circumstances need and deserve our love and support, we cannot claim to have a just society if we do not look out for the most vulnerable among us: children. That means preserving in the law the principle that every child deserves a mother and father united in marriage. That means supporting in our institutions and in our culture the true and unique meaning of marriage.

While Cordileone is not the only prominent Catholic to bag on Rhode Island, new studies show that more and more of their Catholic followers might not be following them on this one.

According to a March New York Times/CBS News poll, 62 percent of American Catholics think that same-sex marriage should be legalized, a rate 9 percent higher than the general population.

That's a lot of people who probably wouldn't mind watching daddy breastfeed for a change.

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