Archbishop Dolan of New York is promoting hysteria in the New York Gay Marriage Debate. He said recently in his blog “The stampede is on,” Archibishop Dolan wrote in a blog post. “Our elected senators who have stood courageous in their refusal to capitulate on the state’s presumption to redefine marriage are reporting unrelenting pressure to cave-in.”
Comparing the attempt to pass gay marriage legislation to what is happening in both China and North Korea clearly shows Archbishop Dolan has lost all sight of reasonableness, and now is engaged pure anti gay bigotry.
“Please, not here!” Dolan continued. “We cherish true freedom, not as the license to do whatever we want, but the liberty to do what we ought.”
“We acknowledge that not every desire, urge, want, or chic cause is automatically a ‘right.'”
Since when have equal rights been about the license to do whatever we want, or chic cause that is automatically right. Archbishop Dolan follows in the footsteps of his predecessor of US Conference of Catholic Bishops Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. Like the Cardinal the Archbishop mixes facts with fiction. Cardinal George was famous for his mixed metaphors that were just plainly silly, and the Archbishop is becoming known for his hysterical circular logic. I am surprised Dolan has not brought up the issue of Catholic Charities adoption as far as gay couples are concerned.
Clearly this legislation will positively affect the human dignity of lesbian and gay couples something apparently that Archbishop Dolan has a problem with. The Archbishop needs to be promoting charity and love, instead of stereotypical ignorance.
The Rainbow Sash Movement is calling on the Ny Catholic Conference not to further divide our parishes on this issue. Clearly as poll after poll have shown Archbishop Dolan does not represent the will of a majority of Catholics inside or outside the Archdiocese of New York.
Threatening Catholic legislators who vote for this legislation as , New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, an evangelical Christian group, warned that Republicans who support gay marriage will face primaries next year as the GOP seeks to keep control of the chamber. The Archbishop’s silence on this matter can only lead reasonable people to believe that he is in full agreement. Instead of standing with Catholic legislators of both parties he sides with a lunatic fringe.
The effort to legalize same-sex marriage is now two votes short, with at least four Republicans saying they are undecided.
The Senate GOP is expected to discuss the matter behind closed doors as soon as Tuesday and possibly bring it to the floor for an up-or-down vote by week’s end.
Gay rights groups continue to press the issue.
“We’re greatly encouraged that the support in the Senate is now bipartisan,” he said. “We think this is a very strong environment to go into these remaining days of the legislative session.”
The Rainbow Sash Movement Prays Archbishop Dolan will get over his irrational fear of Gay Marriage and hysteria, and begin engaging in a reasonable debate that is grounded in reality not bigotry. Please stop the talk about freedom as if you can pick and choose who can be free and who cannot be free. You are out of step with the “Sense of the Faithful.”
Rainbow Sash Movement