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Cardinal Dolan Thinks The Pope Is Just As Homophobic As Ever

So when the new boss hints at a different direction for the company, what’s a long-term employee to do? Well, if you are a cardinal in the Catholic Church and the Pope suggests he’s not as upset with gay people as his predecessor, you downplay the comments. That’s what New York Archbishop Timothy “Gay Marriage Is Like Marrying Your Mom” Dolan is doing.

In his comments, Pope Francis said “who am I to judge” when it comes to gay priests. For someone like Dolan, who has been judge, jury and executioner on gay issues for American Catholics, the pope’s relatively relaxed attitude must have come as a shock. So it’s no surprise, that Dolan is insisting, that it’s still the same old Inquisition when it comes to LGBT people.

“Homosexuality is not a sin, right? Homosexual acts are,” Dolan said in an appearance on CBS This Morning. ” Just like heterosexuality is not a sin outside of marriage, that would be sinful. ‘While certain acts may be wrong, [the Pope] would always love and respect the person and treat the person with dignity and not judge them.”

And here we have an illustration of someone hung up on the letter of the law and the spirit of the law. Dolan clearly believes that he and the pope are saying the same thing. It’s true that Church policy hasn’t changed. But the pope did send a message about a change in attitude, which is a far cry from that of his immediate predecessor. It’s been a long time since a pope spoke about gay people without at least a whiff of brimstone involved. That’s the Dolan approach. At least yesterday, it wasn’t Pope Francis’s. It will be interesting to see whether the pope can sway his troops. If Dolan is any indication, probably not.

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11 Comments

  • 2eo

    Maybe he should spend some time learning to not fuck children.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    The money tree won’t shake down any more hate dollars.

  • GayTampaCowboy

    Given the fact that the US, tho still very much lagging behind other major developed countries in the area of gay rights, has seen a monumental shift in the public’s attitude towards gay rights/gay marriage, the Cardinal is NOT doing his church any favors by interpreting the Pope’s INFERRED meaning to his statement.

    He actually had the CHANCE to echo the Pope’s sentiment – not extend his OWN interpretation.

    Ah well..the rapid decline in the RCC in the USA will continue to accelerate.

  • balehead

    Dolan has his hand in the Church cookie jar….IRS anyone??

  • RJ

    that is why this guy would never be Pope.
    he doesn’t have a compassionate heart.

  • Teleny

    Disappointed in Dolan.

  • stvrsnbrgr

    @2eo: Standing ovation! You win, 2eo.

  • stvrsnbrgr

    CBS News interviews a man in a red silk tent dress who has a well-documented history of harboring known child rapists… covering up their crimes… and illegally stashing millions of dollars to keep it out of settlement payouts… to the victims of his child-raping priests.

    And CBS News asks him about the pope’s (wildly misquoted) “Who am I to judge?” comment.

    So… why the fuck didn’t CBS NEWS ask ‘Cardinal Dolan’ about his well-documented history of harboring known child rapists… covering up their crimes… and illegally stashing millions of dollars to keep it out of settlement payouts… to the victims of his child-raping priests?

  • Shanestud

    “The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision” ~Lynn Lavner

    Dolan missed the significance that Pope Francis used the word “gay”. All other Popes have only used the term homosexual.

  • Nixter

    @RJ: Bull. All Popes are required to see homosexual sex as sin. It’s Christian tradition.

  • Ogre Magi

    I utterly despise christians in all their forms

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