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NYC Archbishop Dolan To Gays: “I Love You, Too”

cardinal dolanFresh from helping to elect the new pope, New York’s Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan hit the talk-show circuit on Easter Sunday to tell America the Church should be better about loving gay people.

No, really.

On ABC’s This Week, Dolan told George Stephanopoulos the Church needs “to do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people.”

Ya think?

“I admit, we haven’t been too good at that,” continued Dolan. “We try our darnedest to make sure we’re not an anti-anybody.”

Then, Stephanopoulos asked His Excellency how he’d be better about not pissing all over the gays.

“Well, the first thing I’d say to them is: ‘I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God’s image and likeness. And — and we — we want your happiness,” Dolan said. “But—and you’re entitled to friendship—but we also know that God has told us that the way to happiness, that — especially when it comes to sexual love — that is intended only for a man and woman in marriage, where children can come about naturally.”

You love us? You love us like Ike loved Tina.

On CBS’ Face the Nation, Dolan reiterated that marriage is “one man, one woman,” and told Bob Schieffer that the Church’s problem isn’t one of intransigence, it’s just PR. The Vatican just needs to figure out  “how to remain faithful to what we believe are God-given, revealed, settled, unchanging principles without losing our people, who more and more question them.”

“We can try to do better in the way we present them with more credibility and in a more compelling way.”

Ooh, compelling! Like Real Housewives of Vatican City?

In his Easter sermon at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dolan said Catholicism 2.0 is gonna blow us away. “The Church, with a capital C, is undergoing renewal, repair, resurrection—I kind of think we’re seeing it today in a particularly fresh and new way with our beloved new Holy Father.”

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    • DOFEK

      Can fucking Christian do anything good? ask the Spanish Inquisition!!
      bloody Catholic! AdamHomo.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 8:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwrappaport

      *His Eminence

      If this nonsense about loving gays isn’t Newspeak, I don’t know what is.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 9:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jim Hlavac

      First he tells us we’re not Catholic, then he demands we follow the teachings;
      then he says we’re intrinsically disordered, even evil, from birth — but he and his God love us;
      then he quotes a Bible verse that says … abomination, death to us — but we can be friends.
      they want to minster to us — but we can’t walk in the door —

      And on and on the mush comes — persistent little buggers, aren’t they.

      ah, my family left the Church 600 years ago, we’re not going back.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 9:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Darling Nikki

      You’ve got to be kidding me. This is the man that when NY finally approved gay
      marriage he compared it to beastiality.
      This joker sees only blue hair in the half empty pews and when Easter comes and those
      pews are filled with tourists he thinks its time to pool the wool over,
      Tax the Church Please….
      Tax all the religions…
      They have sooooo much $$$$ to actively campaign, so tax them.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • alexoloughlin

      God tells him he loves us? Wow! So Dolan thinks we should only be non-sexual friends and that sex should only happen within hetero marriages. I assume he applies that to nd to single heteros as well? By his reasoning then, isn’t he saying that we’re not gay until we do the nasty? What a fucked-up statement that is.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 11:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • greybat

      This Creature actively seeks to deny people their legal rights, as well as the Sacrament of marriage, leaving them only the option of life-long fornication. Nice!

      Apr 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh

      It’s the GOP soul-searching all over again. No policy changes, just an effort to change their image.

      Sorry, but we haven’t forgotten what jerks you’ve been to us. Maybe your God will forgive you, but I don’t have to.

      Apr 1, 2013 at 5:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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