Calling out Nancy Pelosi’s “unmitigated arrogance,” the leader of the Catholic League is blasting the House minority leader for trying to bully the archbishop of San Francisco.
“Rep. Nancy Pelosi does not simply reject the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage, abortion, and contraception—she is a rabid foe of the Church’s positions,” league President Bill Donovan wrote in a Facebook posting. “Now she has gone beyond her usual stance by lecturing her archbishop on the folly of marriage, properly understood.”
In a letter over the weekend, the San Francisco Democrat warned Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone not to attend a “March for Marriage” scheduled for Thursday in Washington.
Cordileone is a national leader of the fight to protect traditional marriage, and is scheduled as a feature speaker in the march.
In trying to keep Cordileone quiet, Pelosi cited Pope Francis’s now-famous answer when asked about homosexuals, “If someone is gay and is searching for the Lord and has good will, then who am I to judge him?”
That quote usually gets shorthanded to “who am I to judge?” And that’s what Pelosi was no doubt counting on, but as Catholic League President Bill Donovan made clear in the statement, context matters a great deal.
“The pope’s comment had absolutely nothing to do with the institution of marriage; he was addressing homosexual individuals,” Donovan wrote. “Here is what [Francis] has said about marriage: ‘The image of God is the married couple: the man and the woman; not only the man, not only the woman, but both of them together.’ Someone ought to read that to Pelosi. The pope did not say that the image of God is the married couple of a man and a man, or a woman and a woman. That’s because such unions have been denied by nature, and by nature’s God, of creating a family.
As he made even clearer, hypocrisy matters, too.
“When gays go naked in the streets of San Francisco, and mock Catholicism in patently obscene ways,” Donovan wrote, “Pelosi is never offended. What offends her is her archbishop’s public defense of the Church’s teachings on marriage. Nice to know what her moral compass looks like.”
That’s easy. It always points left.
H/T: Washington Times
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