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Archbishop of San Francisco: Rhode Island’s legalisation of same-sex marriage is an ‘injustice’

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  1. Felix Garnet 5 May 2013, 5:33pm

    It’s not illegal for males to breastfeed.

  2. Godric Godricson 5 May 2013, 5:36pm

    I want to ask who voted for Salvatore Cordileone?

  3. that pink hat clashes terribly with his orange face…

    1. Maybe but you gotta admit it sits well on his bald head.

  4. He doesn’t quite explain how homosexuals getting married will stop children having parents…

    1. Exactly. They never say how their fears actually connect to the real law.

      1. gary47290` 6 May 2013, 8:34pm

        Or even connect to the real world.

  5. This is a piece of logic which passeth all understanding

  6. CanadianChris 5 May 2013, 5:59pm

    Hmm, maybe he should go get arrested for drunk driving again? And then have his mother blame it on the gays – again. This illogical creep disgusts me.

    1. Was he leaving a gay bar when he was arrested for drunk driving??

      1. No – but there have been reports that there was an unidentified young man in the car at the time.

        1. Cordileone looks a lot less tanned and sexy in the photo you have linked to than the carefully lit and posed studio portrait that Pink News have used to accompany this article.

      2. Robert in S. Kensington 5 May 2013, 8:19pm

        Another O’Brien in our midst.

  7. Christopher Coleman 5 May 2013, 6:04pm

    Love it when arguments hide behind children. It’s the first refuge of the sentimentalist. It’s always about just a mother and a father, not quality of life, poverty, abusive parents, bad schools, etc. Also ignored are: single parents, orphans, children living through parental adultery or divorce, married couples who cannot have children or choose not to.

    Although children have to survive all kinds of social ills, only gay couples pose a real threat, despite the fact that gays are a tiny percentage of the population and a miniscule number are likely to want children. It would be so refreshing if these people were honest about their anti-gay prejudice.

    But, as we have learned in recent years, children can find plenty of love in church institutions, whether run by brutal nuns or cane brandishing priests. Love and sex are also available to lucky altar servers and, if kiddies don’t find it there, there’s the seminary and advances from priests aspiring to archbishoprics.

    1. This comment is priceless. Best I’ve read in a long time!

  8. It is a profound injustice that the Roman Catholic Church should be allowed to exist in a civilised country.

  9. Leonardo Ricardo 5 May 2013, 6:07pm

    +Salvatore is a drunk (he’s been arrested before while driving DWI)..he acts/speaks like a bigmouth on a toot…the man is absurd and has made life miserable, already has he hasn’t been in office long, for LGBT people, our families, our friends in San Francisco…what a dangerous clown on the run.

  10. chiplondon 5 May 2013, 6:26pm

    Then perhaps they should also outlaw heterosexual divorce and demand that the unwanted children of straight couples (oh, yes – the ones that get adopted by loving gay families) should be banished as well. Or perhaps the catholics could start to live in the real world and practice the “love” that they teach.

  11. James Savik 5 May 2013, 6:27pm

    A PRIEST from San Francisco? Can we possibly get any GAYER than that???

    1. Only if he was a priest from Rome. They even get their own gay saunas in their own residences.

  12. Some one please ask this drunkard how many vulnerable young children have the Catholic Priest harmed violating there virginity .

  13. Mumbo Jumbo 5 May 2013, 7:18pm

    “….arguing that it [same-sex marriage] would harm vulnerable children….”

    No. Raping them and covering it up causes them harm.

  14. Colin (London) 5 May 2013, 7:53pm

    Yes and intelligent, INCLUSIVE society looked at the arguments, did some studies and ignored your comments.
    The church lives in the past. Priests are qualified to make these comments I think not. So many churches and all have different gods. Religion has had it’s day. Get a good local non religious community centre going for all the support churches give. and allow.

    When they all have day jobs, look after the sick and I mean cook, clean and change beds etc. (themselves not housekeepers) like the rest of us I may give you a moment of my time to listen. For all it’s wealth to me they are funnily dressed witches and wizzards who are wealthy and think that entitles them to speak to the public.

  15. Whilst children are the most vulnerable in society, having a mother and a father is not a guarantee of protection of their needs in the same way having either a single parent or a same-sex couple would guarantee their needs are not met.

    To truly ensure the needs of children are met, the primary concern should be a stable environment, which allows them to grow and develop – period..

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 5 May 2013, 8:21pm

      So true, and there are many heterosexual parents abusing chlidren, mentally and physically yet hey don’t receive the same degree of condemnation and denigration including their sexual orientation.

  16. Beams and specks, Archbishop.

  17. How long will it be before she goes the same way as O’Brien? I wonder.

  18. Robert in S. Kensington 5 May 2013, 8:18pm

    Equal marriage an injustice to children? Is he for real? What about the injustice his cult perpetrated against boys, girls and adult males and females for decades? What a hypocrite and a disgustingly vile man. The roman hierarchy have no shame. All a bunch of psychopathic and liars and sociopaths., Men living in an unnatural alleged state of celibacy and passing judgment on others. Morally bankrupt in my view. Catholicism should be outlawed.

  19. David in the O.C. 5 May 2013, 8:56pm

    “Marriage is the only institution that unites a man and a woman to each other and to any child conceived of their union.”

    ANY child! Meaning procreation is NOT a requirement to getting married. Stop using hypothetical children to discriminate against gay Americans. I have heard this jackass (or any jackass like him) to condemn Rush Limbaugh’s FOURTH non-procreative marriage. So don’t claim that marriage is solely about procreation, when clearly it’s not.

    1. David in the O.C. 5 May 2013, 8:58pm

      Sorry, that should read, “I haven’t heard this jackass…”
      That’s what happens when you’re really pissed off while typing.

  20. Maybe we should listen to him about harm to children. After all if anyone knows anything about harming children, it’s the Catholic Church.

    1. Jimcracky 5 May 2013, 9:36pm


    2. Exactly! He should stick to what he knows.

  21. Yeah, like I’m really going to listen to a Catholic bishop when it comes to caring for children.

  22. Isn’t it obvious that they want the worst for children. Instead of keeping kids with their parents, gay or straight, they want them for themselves to molest them.

  23. Blah blah blah, do they still think someone still hears them ?

  24. Jean-Paul 6 May 2013, 2:45am

    The archbishop’s reaction is hardly surprising.

    After all, he was quoted in January as telling the board of Oakland’s Catholic Association for Lesbian and Gay Ministry, whose role is pastoral not doctrinal, that the terms gay and Lesbian weren’t in the church’s vocabulary, and were promoted by groups opposed to the church’s moral teaching.

    Cordelione is addressing the gay and Lesbian catholics in his archdiocese and disregards the needs of young catholic gays and their families.

    As far as I’m concerned he is another fool shouting in the desert, but I imagine gay catholics in California feel uncertain about their future in the church.

  25. Bruce Johnsen 6 May 2013, 3:59am

    and of course you can trust any opinion from a representative of that organization,
    especially when it deals with the well being of children.

  26. what exactly is it about my “lifestyle” that is perverted?

    I live in a quiet rural village with my husband (yes, my legal, married husband.. there ARE places where it is legal).
    We both work, we do gardening together, we keep our house clean, we participate in our community as generously as possible (I have given thousands of dollars to the community over the last few years)… and I don’t mean the gay community, I mean this lovely, warm, accepting rural, farming community who have embraced us and made us feel welcome.

    We both have moderately successful professional careers, and we work hard.

    Evenings we watch films, or some TV. We play with our dog, we play with our cats, sometimes we go out for a walk with neighbours…

    So please, tell me, what is it that is so “perverted” about my “lifestyle”?
    What is it about our lives that you find so grossly offensive?
    What is it about the way we live our lives that gives you the right to be “offended” by our mere presence?

    1. (cont…)
      And please, tell us what it is about YOUR “lifestyle” that gives you the authority to judge others?

    2. Mikey, why do you bother? Anyone who uses the word “lifestyle” in this context is clearly not the sharpest knife in the tray (to put it mildly) and isn’t worth taking any notice of.

      (This person clearly doesn’t understand what illogical means, either.)

    3. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2013, 2:51pm

      it would seem the majority of perverts are catholic clergy. No boy or girl, adult male or female is safe around them and their followers who prop up this vile hierarchic cult are complicit in the perversity. That’s what passes for a christian today in the catholic world.

      Damon, lifestyle suggests choice. Ours is no such thing just as an heterosexual’s isn’t, but your religious addiction most certainly is and mutable too similar to hetero adultery. Nobody is born religious let alone adulterous. They choose to do it. Do you really believe that we would choose to be gay knowing all of the discrimination, denigration and homophobia out there? Get real!

  27. Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui 6 May 2013, 6:31am

    Same-sex marriage is not justice in the eyes of a child. Same-sex marriage is an abuse of power, a tyrannical subversion of the fundamental principles of marriage and the duties which it enjoins; contrary to the nature and state of man, same-sex marriage is merely the unwarranted whims of an ignorant and selfish generation whose conduct is nothing less that an embarrassment to the dignity of mankind.

    1. johnny33308 6 May 2013, 7:05am

      We live in a secular society in which LGBT people have always existed, invisible and easy to persecute as you enjoy doing, obviously. A man secure in himself doesn’t give a damn about anyone else’s sex life…it is a non-issue except to those who harbor secret gay desires, as all scientific studies have proven thus far…..perhaps you might re-examine your attitude about this matter, keep your ‘religion’ to yourself, and mind your own business. Our society is a SECULAR (non-religious) society where all are to be treated EQUALLY under the law….marriage is a CIVIL (HUMAN) RIGHT for all of legal age…period, your opinion is your opinion…you are on the LOSING side of history…go crawl back under your rock…you are a disgrace to humanity, and you know nothing of dignity, apparently….sad for you…

    2. johnny33308 6 May 2013, 7:12am

      Tyranny is the oppression of the minority by the majority….homosexuality is found in over 1000 animal species and counting, so who is unnatural now…nothing is more “natural” than animals…..bigotry is NOT natural and you are certainly a BIGOT so you are UNNATURAL….it is because of people EXACTLY like you that we will no longer stand for being treated any differently than heterosexuals…we demand our Civil Rights and will not stop until we get them…and those like you will lose this fight with a certainty as people are realizing there is nothing wrong with LGBT people and we deserve the same rights as everyone else….since there are already 7 billion people in the world, it is evident that LGBT people do not impact the world’s birth rate, so that argument is out…your display of ignorance is appalling….

    3. You appear to observe with the eyes of a child. Go back to bed, little one.

    4. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2013, 2:58pm

      Hetero marriage is not justice in the eyes of a child when a mother or a father commits adultery, sometimes many times over or when a hetero has a child out of wedlock and abandons that child to an adoption or fostering service. Some of them that not even heterosexuals want to adopt when they have birth or health defects. There is no law written mandating procreation, certainly none in civil marriage and is not a requirement in order to obtain a marriage licence or certificate. You forget, same sex marriage legislation is enacted overwhelmingly by heterosexual dominated governments, not homosexuals. You don’t even know the meaning of tyranny, religious cults wouldn’t since that’s what they’ve been practicing throughout history, especially the so called christian and islamic cults with their religious wars and subjugation of people who wouldn’t subscribe to their doctrines.

    5. Again, you come to a gay site about gay news to sprout anti-gay rantings to a gay audience, you must really have issues with your own sexuality.

  28. johnny33308 6 May 2013, 6:57am

    The only injustice here is that this ignorant person is paid to promote hatred and bigotry under the guise of ‘religion’! Now THAT is an injustice, my friends, is it not?

  29. johnny33308 6 May 2013, 7:24am

    I beg to differ, but something over 95% of men who molest children are married, and most with children of their own…that means they ostensibly play for your team….and pedophiles are not LGBT or heterosexual, they are simply pedophiles….an incurable disorder currently… the priesthood attracts these predators since they know they’ll be protected by their church while they commit their vile crimes with impunity….against victims with no voice….

  30. IMO, Salvatore Cordileone has the face of an enthusiastically sexually active man, is it other priests? the cleaning lady? hopefully not children?… wherever is he putting it I wonder?

  31. GingerlyColors 6 May 2013, 9:38am

    How many vunerable children have suffered at the hands of the Catholic Church? I am pig sick of hearing Catholic priests comparing us to paedophiles when they are the biggest child-abuse ring themselves! Let he without sin cast the first stone.

  32. I say old bean, get your puppetmaster to stop what it’s doing and look up the meaning of the word paedophile (assuming the task isn’t too much to cope with, that is).

  33. PeterinSydney 6 May 2013, 11:49am

    This stupid bigot obviously has a very distorted understanding of the concept “justice”. And why is he interested in something happening in another state on the other side of the country? Is he still drunk, like when he was driving mummykins around.

    He is such an a** hole.

    1. Jean-Paul 6 May 2013, 3:54pm

      Besides being the archbishop of San Francisco, Cordilieone is also the chair of the U.S. bishops’ conference for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage so that I am not surprised by his reaction to Rhode Island’s legislation in our favor.

      Moreover, Cordilieone was appointed by the anti-gay pope ben16 to enforce Vatican dictates.

      I’m not convinced that the present pope would pass judgement so easily on others, but research is showing that a child brought up by a same-sex couple stands as good a chance – if not better – than one brought up by a hetero couple. It follows that using the injustice to children argument to to promote vatican teachings on marriage is starting to sound hollow.

      And yea, he is such an a**hole. The cool reception he received as the new archbishop of San Francisco is proof enough of that.

  34. If he wants to talk about protecting children, then let’s talk about religious indoctrination, ha? Telling a child he/she might burn in hell for eternity? Let’s raise the bar and demand religious ideas may only be passed on to ‘consenting adults’. (as it should be for genital mutilation, by the way)

  35. I’d have to say that the, “Inspector General” has a fist up his @r$e…
    Therefore he isn’t thinking as coherently as he should…!

  36. Andrew Quinn 6 May 2013, 1:31pm

    oh the unmitigated gall of this preposterous man and his comments. Truly vulnerable children are at much higher risk from the cover ups and the paedophile within the catholic church than it is from gay marriage. Get a grip mate your church is more responsible for damaging children than any other institution in the history of the world.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 6 May 2013, 2:43pm

      So true, Andrew. This has been going on for centuries, it’s not new and it’s still continuing. Some boy or girl somewhere in the catholic world is being abused, every day.

  37. Inspector, I suggest that you go and inspect again!

    Statistically speaking, gay men are LESS likely to be abusers of children.

    1. That’s the pot calling the kettle kiddie diddler! Injustice to children?! Who knows better than the “Holy” Catholic “church”? I know..not all Catholics. But people in glass houses shouldn’t cast stones!

  38. Jacob Dugan-Brause 6 May 2013, 6:50pm

    This, a spokesman from what once was a leading force, as outsiders, for social justice in American history.

    No more. Now, it is sadly reactionary and seated at the right hand of evangelicals.

  39. Wow he really is Archbishop in the wrong place isn’t he?

  40. gary47290 6 May 2013, 8:37pm

    What a wonderful pastor this man is.

    Supporting your Gay and Lesbian friends may harm your relationship with God?

    What next, burn us at that stake? Call for new crusade against Muslims? Kidnap Jewish children and baptize them?

  41. You came here to a gay site about gay news to sprout your own anti-gay rantings to a gay audience. Wow, now this is a real closet case !! Someone is so deep in the closet he is already reaching Narnia.

  42. Jessy Christ 7 May 2013, 8:23am

    he says “every child deserves a mother and father united in marriage”. This is the same mantra the vile Frigide Barjot chants like a defunct fembot on the French News, and as we see, around the world. They are rallying the troops on pro gay marches around the globe.
    These so called princes of the Vatican are hotter under the collar, because they have hidden their sexuality under their scarlet robes and are desperate not to let others have their freedom out of pure spite. Also, if so concerned about nuclear families, then they should also outlaw abortion, adoption, single parent families and IVF… good luck with that

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