Cardinal Timothy Dolan has invited President Barack Obama and former MA Governor Mitt Romney to the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation charity dinner this upcoming 18 October. Romney has already accepted the invitation, but President Obama has not.
Dolan has always been a political animal and often promotes his theocratic view of the world when ever he gets the opportunity. Dolan has also attacked President Obama on everything from allowing women the right to exercise their religious freedoms when it comes to contraception to Dolan’s attempts to enforce Catholic theology on other religions.
The Rainbow Sash Movement stated that:
The Rainbow Sash Movement (LGBT Catholics) is calling on President Obama not to attend Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner as a sign that he will oppose bigotry wherever it raises it ugly head. Even when Dolan attempts to use charity as a tool to promote it. Our hope is that the president will send in his place either Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius or Vice President Joe Biden.