Archbishop Dolan’s Appearance At GOP Convention Proves Hating Gays Trumps Loving The Poor

In case you had any doubt about what party the Catholic hierarchy favors, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has settled the issue once and for all. Dolan is going to be giving the final blessing at the Republican presidential convention in Tampa next week, proving that GOP stands for God’s Own Party.

“Cardinal Dolan is going to pray, not to engage in partisan politics,” New York Archdiocese spokesman Joseph Zwilling said. “He made it clear when he accepted the invitation that he would also accept an invitation from the Democratic National Committee to offer a prayer at their convention, should they ask. He is going simply to pray, which is part of what a priest should do.”

Somehow we picture tears streaming down Zwilling’s cheeks as he held back the gales of laughter that such a statement had to provoke. As a reminder, 43 Catholic groups are suing the Obama Administration for including contraception in health-care coverage requirements for their employees.

The GOP has been quick to embrace Catholic bishops’ crusade to restore “religious liberty”—code for putting gays and women in their place. While they did criticize Paul Ryan’s budget as unfair to the poor, the bishops have clearly decided that protecting their own power is a higher priority than protecting the neediest in society. Also, Dolan and Ryan are friends from when Dolan was bishop of Milwaukee. Look for the bishops to start replacing the altar linens with “Romney for President” banners at Mass next Sunday.

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  • Neo

    There was never a doubt among intelligent people. The Republicans hate the poor and working class almost as much as they hate the LGBT community and immigrants. Their policies are solely to ensure they get richer and the working, honest moral people suffer.

  • JAW

    The bishops are almost as pissed with the republicans for cutting money for social programs in the Romney/Regan party.

    He has offered to pray at the DNC so he does not “appear” biased… or endorsing Romney… The DNC has declined his offer to appear and pray. So not is fault that he now appears biased… LOL



  • ggreen

    She’s been like that ever since someone dropped a house on her sister. Her dress is hideous.

  • RhinoLV

    John Gallagher: is the analysis worse or the writing? Stiff competition. These tomes are truly awful, not even a hint of insight or charm.

  • pozredbear

    My only comment is that they need to keep church and state separate, 100% all the way separate. No blessing of this or that. I don’t mind religion, just keep it out of my government. Dirty rat bastards.

  • petensfo

    He’s the Closing Act… I’m guessing even the GOP doesn’t want to deal with this blowhard.
    They’re likely too afraid to upset this clown because he’s got such an affection for cameras & microphones.

  • queerty1958

    Archbishop Timothy Dolan is probably one of those closeted, self loathing hate mongers. When people speak as he does, I enjoy ignoring him. I don’t give assholes like him the power.

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