Lawmakers ask S.F. archbishop not to attend anti-gay marriage rally
He surely needs our prayers to continue to stand up for truth.
In a letter Tuesday, 80 lawmakers and faith and community leaders – among them Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee – called on Cordileone to cancel his planned appearance at a National Organization for Marriage march and rally in Washington, D.C., on June 19.
If he attends as scheduled, they noted, he will be “marching and sharing the podium” with individuals who “have repeatedly denigrated lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.”
The letter then quotes other event participants who have likened homosexuality to incest and bestiality.
By standing alongside those participants and organizers, “you appear to be endorsing their troubling words and deeds, which directly contradict the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral teaching that ‘God does not love someone any less simply because he or she is homosexual. God’s love is always and everywhere offered to those who are open to receiving it,’” they wrote.