There is no end to the stinking hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.
In reaction to President Barack Obama’s voiced support for respect for same-sex married couples, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the hard-core gay-basher had the nerve to say: “The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.”
One story — of people I know personally — puts the lie to Dolan’s allegation that child welfare is contingent on oppression of gays.
The three-year-old boy lost his heterosexual parents to an auto accident. His gay uncle and the uncle’s male spouse were at the hospital the day the baby was born. They cherished him as though he were their own baby. His parents had designated the married gay uncles as guardians, should anything happen to them. So the choice would have been between the three-year-old boy being raised by loving family members who happen to be a gay married couple, or farming the child out to a foster care system.
Anybody in their right mind will think that the child should be raised by his married uncles. Dolan, however, believes that that child should be legally disadvantaged, only because of Dolan’s selfish contempt for gay people’s human rights.
If Dolan truly were interested in child welfare, then he would support marriage equality for the good of children such as that 3-year-old boy. The Catholic Church’s worldwide economic plan is to keep stigmatizing and discriminating against gays and lesbians, in order to get them to despair of successful adult domestic lives, so they will sign up for lifetimes of near-slave labor for the Church, keeping Dolan and others of his level in the Church hierarchy living off the fat of the land.
Then too, were Dolan sincerely concerned about child welfare, he would not fight tooth-and-nail against proposals to lift statutes of limitations on the prosecution of child rape.
Not only does Dolan want that three-year-old boy and others like him legally disadvantaged, only because the couple raising him are gay, he also wants to perpetuate stigma and discrimination that will likely make such children the butt of continuing criminal harassment in the country’s schools.
Dolan speaks with duplicitous disregard for child welfare when he fraudulently alleges that stopping marriage equality is a matter of protecting child welfare. Dolan sent a letter to President Obama in which he threatened a “national conflict between church and state of enormous proportions” over marriage equality.
Just as FDR once said of his political foes, “I welcome their hatred,” President Obama should welcome the hatred of the bullying theocrats of the Catholic Church. Obama should challenge Dolan to politic in favor of the lifting of statutes of limitation on child rape, if he wants to demonstrate genuine concern for child welfare. Obama should ask why Dolan felt at liberty to take to his blog to trash a 16-year-old alleged female victim of Church child sex abuse, if he is so concerned about child welfare. And the President should frequently communicate to the American people, poignant real-life stories of LGBT Americans, particularly of young LGBT Americans, conveying what they suffer because of the types of gay-bashing and discrimination that Dolan promulgates.
They would be stories inspiring genuine love, and justice, against the blatant gay-bashing hatred of the Catholic Church hierarchy. That is why President Obama should welcome Ratzinger‘s and Dolan’s hatred. When the choice is between warranted love, and unwarranted hatred and bigotry, decent human beings choose the love. President Obama need not worry about alienating Catholic-American voters with this campaign; a huge majority of them are already sickened to the pits of their stomachs by the crimes of their Church’s leaders. When the Vatican directed for there to be a crackdown on American nuns who — according to the Vatican — were too busy helping the poor, and not busy enough opposing same-sex marriage, popular opinion overwhelmingly favored the nuns against the Bishops in that particular power struggle. Rots of Ruck to Dolan the gay-basher and child rapist enabler, if he thinks he can win a child welfare argument with President Obama, with the American public as judge of the debate.
New York City– based novelist and freelance writer Scott Rose’s LGBT– interest by– line has appeared on Advocate .com, PoliticusUSA .com, The New York Blade, Queerty .com, Girlfriends and in numerous additional venues. Among his other interests are the arts, boating and yachting, wine and food, travel, poker and dogs. His “Mr. David Cooper’s Happy Suicide” is about a New York City advertising executive assigned to a condom account.
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