Tell San Francisco archbishopDon't speak at hateful anti-gay rally

Posted: June 9, 2014

Why is one of the nation's most prominent Catholic archbishops scheduled to speak at a virulently anti-gay rally?

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is appearing at the upcoming "March for Marriage" in Washington, D.C. The event is organized by the National Organization for Marriage, an organization that has equated gay marriage with incest, and co-sponsored by the Family Research Council, a hate group that blamed gay marriage for the recent mass shootings in Isla Vista.

By speaking alongside these extremists, Archbishop Cordileone risks lending the church's authority to their vitriol and hatred - and undermining Pope Francis's call for a more compassionate church.

Prominent religious and political leaders in California have sent a letter to Archbishop Cordileone, urging him to cancel his appearance. We need to make it clear to Archbishop Cordileone that encouraging bigotry is unacceptable, regardless of his position on marriage for same-sex couples.

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