Cardinal Timothy Dolan has invited President Obama and Mitt Romey to the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation charity dinner on Oct. 18, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York said Tuesday.
Romey has accepted the invitation and as of yet President Obama has not indicated whether he will accept the invitation. Dolan has shown in the past that he is a political animal and will use any opportunity even a charitable function to promote his conservative ideology over his faith. Dolan seems to be more at home with the GOP’s race baiting attacks on the President than he is for raising money for charities, he has yet to condemn them.
The Rainbow Sash Movement (LGBT Catholics) is calling on President Obama not to attend Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner as a sign that he will oppose bigotry wherever it raises it ugly head even when Dolan attempts to use charity as a tool to promote it. Our hope is that the president will send in his place either Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius or Vice President Joe Biden.
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