Skip to comments.Think the Catholic Church has backed off Her fight for religious freedoms? Think again!
Posted on 07/31/2012 7:43:08 AM PDT by jmaroneps37
Last week the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Salvatore J. Cordileone as the new bishop of San Francisco the capital of Gay America.
It is no coincidence that Bishop Cordileone chairs the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Subcommittee on the Defense and Promotion of Marriage.
The bishop comes to his new position as an outspoken and persistent critic of Barack Obamas efforts to nullify Defense of Marriage Act. He vigorously opposes any movement toward recognition of Gay marriage.
Bishop Cordileone was a strong advocate of Californias Proposition 8 which, when it was passed in 2008, prohibited Gay marriage and was subsequently overturned by a federal court.
Since 2008 he has been hated by the liberal press and Gay activists alike.
A 2009 article talking about the Bishop said, As an auxiliary bishop in San Diego, Cordileone played an indispensable role in conceiving, funding, organizing, and ultimately winning the campaign to pass Proposition 8. It was Bishop Sal and a small group of Catholic leaders who decided that they had to amend the state constitution. It was Bishop Sal who found the first major donor and flushed the fledgling campaign with cash. It was Bishop Sal who personally brought in the organization that took the lead on the petition drive. And it was Bishop Sal who coordinated the Catholic effort with evangelical churches around the state. Bishop Sal even helped craft the campaigns rhetorical strategy, sitting in on focus groups to hone the message of Proposition 8.
The piece went on to quote Bishop Cordileone as referring to attacks on marriage as diabolical and an existential threat to society.
Unafraid of honesty in his fight to protect Christian marriage he uses the phrase The Evil One and states, If you take marriage apart,
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Good move, Pope Benedict XVI! It is good to make evil uncomfortable.
There wouldnt be a “Gay America” if there hadn’t been a Gay Church.
And neither is Obama backing down. If the Church wants to prevail they are going to have to openly campaign against his re-election, the tax consequences be damned.
I fully expect that Pelosi & co will now take the path of 19th and early 20th Century American Protestants and condemn the appointments by the Holy See as being the attempt by a foreign power to control the lives of American citizens and spread their despotic, tyrranical, and unchristian beliefs and practices to America. And then in keeping with their Marxist agendas, they will call for supression of the Catholic Church, and like China raise up an American catholic church. See, the Left learns from History.
“If the Church wants to prevail they are going to have to openly campaign against his re-election, the tax consequences be damned.”
There are routes to the same destination without having to campaign against Obama personally. They will campaign against the issue and in hand be campaigning against Obama.
My Archdiocese did a good job a few months ago in tying the religious freedom issue directly to Obama.
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