Get this man out of San Francisco and out of our town. We don't need someone this homophobic in San Francisco. It's frightening that the Vatican thinks it can come in and install such a person in San Francisco. San Francisco is home to myself and my family, my partner and our son, and it is not ok to have someone with such a hateful attitude towards my family being so near. He doesn't believe that my family should exist, actively helped get Prop 8 on the ballot and raised money to help get it passed and he is right in my own backyard. Help me get him out of our town!
In an interview with the National Catholic Register last year, Cordileone said that same-sex marriage is "a very serious social experiment that will have dire consequences."
Here is a very moving story that Expedia produced showing a company that has guts and understanding, unlike this ignorant man. Thank you Expedia!
Excerpts from a New York Times article.
"The appointment of a new leader of the archdiocese here — Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, 56, a rising conservative who led the fight against same-sex marriage in California — has many gay and lesbian Roman Catholics worried about the fate of these sanctuaries. The appointment of a figure so strongly associated with opposition to same-sex marriage as archbishop of San Francisco, the heart of the gay rights movement, inevitably carries a message from the Vatican. In keeping with the growing conservatism of the Catholic Church in the United States, Bishop Cordileone’s installation comes as the Supreme Court prepares to weigh in on the issue of same-sex marriage. Bishop Cordileone was one of the leading proponents of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in November 2008 by defining marriage in California as between only a man and a woman. Supporters of Proposition 8 said they were heartened by the selection of Bishop Cordileone. As the chairman of the defense of marriage subcommittee, Bishop Cordileone has written that marriage should be limited to the union between a man and a woman because “marriage has been and should remain a child-centered institution.” Bishop Cordileone has described the push for same-sex marriage as the latest evidence of the erosion of the institution of marriage in American society that began with the availability of contraceptives in the 1960s."
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