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Cardinal Dolan: Gay Rights Are Not A "chic cause"

In his Blog today, Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan posted an article called "The True Meaning of Marriage" http://blog.archny.org/?p=1247

Archbishop Dolan is an outspoken critic of marriage equality in New York, and he is more than entitled to those opinions. Nevertheless, one of the primary statements of the article was:

Please, not [marriage equality] here [in New York]!  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.”  And, what about other rights, like that of a child to be raised in a family with a mom and a dad?

We are all entitled to our own opinions. Nevertheless, Archbishop Dolan misrepresents Christians and Catholics who support the civil rights of the LGBT community. Furthermore, this comment publicly claims that LGBT rights are not a longstanding or legitimate cause. If the Archbishop's exact words were made about the civil rights of any other group, they would have been considered offensive. Why should this be any different?

This petition was delivered to:
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York
  • Archdiocese of New York, Catechetical Office
    Sister Joan Curtin
  • Catholic New York
  • Cardinal-Elect, Archbishop of New York, USCCB President
    Timothy Cardinal Dolan


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