Each week, Queerty picks one blowhard, hypocrite, airhead, sanctimonious prick or other enemy of all that is queer to be the Douche of the Week. Have a nominee for DOTW? E-mail it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When the New York State Marriage Equality Act passed on June 24, 2011, opponents of marriage for same sex couples filed law suits, held protests, and did everything to lay the good finger of blame of those who didn’t really do enough for their bigoted cause – specifically the 21 New York Archbishops of the Catholic Church.
New York Archbisop Timothy Dolan, who was actually among the few Archbishops that did speak out against the bill, says that the Catholic Church and the other Archbishops aren’t to blame because – get this – they were TRICKED by some “political allies” into believing that marriage for same sex couples wasn’t a real threat. Boy, were they wrong. Because of his this act of douchey finger pointing (and every other douchey anti-LGBT thing he’s done) he’s been elected as, you guessed it, Douche of the Week. [Insert trumpets blaring and crowd cheering]
He told Raymond Arroyo on World Over that:
We had political allies who said, ‘Bishops, keep your ammo dry, you don’t have to pull out all the stops, speak on principle, speak up against this bill, but don’t really worry because it’s not going to go anywhere.’ We were told that, Raymond, up to six days before the bill passed.
And I think some of us bishops think we were being deceived. And I think that could be, shame on us for believing them.
Thanks a lot of thinking, Archbisop. Don’t hurt yourself. Archbishop Timothy Dolan is steeped in an anti-LGBT history. He told 60 minutes, “I have a strong desire to play shortstop for the Yankees. I don’t have a right to, because I don’t have what it takes. And that would be what the church would say about marriage.”
And we’ll leave it with another stupid Dolan quote: “ I love my mom, I don’t have the right to marry her.”… No, Dolan. You don’t. That would be gross.
All together now: What a douche!