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Gay Rights Groups Challenges Catholic Archbishop Dolan To Debate

The Roman Catholic Church’s hierarchy has been scared about actually dealing with the issues at hand when it comes to same-sex marriage. Simply, they hate to debate the issue, and hate to consider debate it with facts in any manner. So, what does The Rainbow Sash Movement’s executive director Joe Murray do? He challenges Archbishop Dolan.

According to the press release:

The Rainbow Sash Movement’s Executive Director, Joe Murray has challenged Archbishop Dolan, president of US Conference of Catholic Bishops to meet him in the public square at any Catholic University in the United States to debate Gay Marriage. Such a debate will not only be informative, but could highlight reason over homophobia.

We realize that Archbishop Dolan is more comfortable taking cheap shots at the Gay and Lesbian Community from his ivory tower in New York, but is he willing to show daring and engage in a disciplined debate that is focused on scientific, and social reality, and based on Catholic Tradition.

He seeks to shield Catholic Bishops from transparency and accountability.In our opinion, many lay Catholics have been exploited financially as well as spiritually in their rush to deny GLBT people the right to marry, when this money should have been used to help the poor rather than to promote a political agenda of discrimination that is not rooted in Catholic Tradition.

No one in the Catholic Community has suffered more from his leadership than innocent children whose minds, hearts and souls were torn asunder by those who stood in the place of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We agree with Baltimore’s former archbishop, Cardinal William Keeler who correctly described such horrific sexual abuse by a trusted minister of God when he used the term “soul murder” for it truly is that and Archbishop Dolan and his fellow bishops have been accomplices in that act. How can this man call himself pro-life? Archbishop Dolan has been very vocal in his opposition to any proposed legislation in the state of New York that has sought to hold sexual predators and their enablers accountable. He even presumes to give Penn State advice on their sexual abuse scandal.

We recognize that our Executive Director’s call for such a public debate will most certainly be met with arrogance, and even dismissal. However, such a refusal will only focus the spotlight on a Catholic Archbishop who lacks the courage to stand up for what he claims to believe in and meet in a public setting for a debate on Gay Marriage. It is time to replace the feeding frenzy of homophobia with a mature exchange of ideas in the Church..

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4 Responses to Gay Rights Groups Challenges Catholic Archbishop Dolan To Debate

  1. cminca

    December 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    I went on archbishop dolan’s website and left a comment asking why he hadn’s responded. The comment was deleted.

    Coward.

  2. Rev. Ray Dubuque

    December 7, 2011 at 9:01 am

    FlexSF is no doubt right. But everytime these homophobic pontificators are show their colors by avoiding such public challenges they LOSE the debate before it even starts.
    You’ve got him by the ass, Joe. Don’t let go!

    • adamas

      December 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm

      I’ve got to be more careful about the order I read things in. I read an artice about people dying their pets’ fur for the holidays just before coming here today. So now I have an image of the Archbishop running around with a rainbow-dyed bulldog attached to his posterior…Thank you Reverend…:P

  3. FlexSF

    December 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    While I have less than zero respect for this turd of a shepherd bishop, Dolan, I double down don’t expect the pious weasel to stand up for his genuine, sincere hatred towards the gays. He will not debate, because the professional, anti-gay, Christian enterprise has turned towards the dark side forever. They hate the gays in their bones and the gays are in denial of this.