Nancy Pelosi attempts to shut up San Fran archbishop; warns him not attend ‘March for Marriage’

Even for Nancy Pelosi, this is galling.

The San Francisco liberal who claims to be Catholic now has the arrogance to warn the archbishop of San Francisco he should stay away from the March for Marriage scheduled for Thursday in the nation’s capital, according to SFGate.com.

collagepelosecorfileone0616The march is aimed at rallying support for traditional marriage against the current relentless assault by gay marriage advocates in the courts of law and court of public opinion.

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone is a national spokesman for protecting  traditional marriage. In 2008, while still auxiliary bishop of San Diego, he was one of the leaders of the fight to pass Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage until a Democrat governor and state attorney general betrayed their own voters by failing to defend the law.

He is also a featured speaker at the “March for Marriage,” so when the House minority leader sends a written letter advising him to stay away from the event, Pelosi is literally trying to shut him up in the public square.

Citing a report in the San Franciso Chronicle (subscription required), SFGate reported Pelosi called the march “venom masquerading as virtue” and quoted the words of Pope Francis on the subject of homosexuality when the pontiff said, “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”

Well, Nancy, as they say, even the devil can quote scripture. And there’s a considerable difference between not condemning an individual’s behavior and actually celebrating it all the way to including it in a sacrament of the church. (As a married Catholic, Pelosi presumably knows the church considers marriage a sacrament as sacred and binding as the ordination of a priest. In other words, it’s not really something she should be trying to advise a bishop about.)

The letter is a textbook reason for the First Amendment’s religious clause, which liberals are usually so fond of quoting, though they never seem to get past the first part.

When powerful politicians presume to preach their version of morality to religious leaders, they violate both the amendment’s injunction against the “establishment of religion” and its guarantee of free exercise.

By putting their arrogant ignorance on such public display, they also make asses out of themselves.

The letter is also a textbook example of another lesson Pelosi and her Democrat friends — especially the Democrat in the White House — should try to remember from time to time

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God.”

The Twitter outrage was deafening.

Of course she does. Ask the archbishop of Philadelphia.

Or the United States of America.

Good question.

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