GetEQUAL and other California organizations will be staging a protest outside the installation of new San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone on Thursday. Cordileone has a long track record of virulently anti-LGBT political activism
GetEQUAL Press Release:
On Thursday, October 4, Salvatore Cordileone — an outspoken anti-gay activist — will be installed as the head of the San Francisco Archdiocese. This is a slap in the face to the San Francisco LGBT population, but more importantly an affront to all equality-minded Catholics in the Bay Area. GetEQUAL — a national civil rights organization fighting for full equality for LGBT Americans — will protest his installation and to stand up for the dignity of ALLCalifornia families.WHO: GetEQUAL and other allied organizations/individualsWHAT: Archbishop Cordileone Installation ProtestWHEN: Thursday October 4th – 1:00PM to 4:00PMWHERE: St. Mary’s Cathedral, 1111 Gough St., San Francisco, CAOakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was one of the major voices in the campaign to pass the discriminatory Proposition 8 in California. He is the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee for the Defense of Marriage, whose sole purpose is to “defend” marriage from inclusion of loving and committed gay couples. His past radical-right political partners have included the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and Focus on the Family.“Despite a vast majority of American Catholics affirming the true social justice teachings of Jesus and of the church, Cordileone continues to use right-wing political action to climb the ranks of church hierarchy,” said Billy Bradford, a local organizer with GetEQUAL. “The harm caused to our community — especially to our youth — is irreparable. This man has blood on his hands, and his installation in one of the few communities fully welcoming of LGBT Americans cannot go unchallenged.”
The protest is open to the public and all members of the community are welcomed to join.
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