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Cardinal Dolan Threatens Gays With Arrest By NYPD For Attending Mass At St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Saint Patricks refuses gays entry

In response to a column that rabid Catholic homophobe Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s wrote last week in which he suggested that LGBT people were welcome in the church so long as they “washed their hands” of the sin of being gay, a small group of gay Catholics gathered on the corner of East 46th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan with a simple purpose, to dirty their hands with ash and attend Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in protest.

Symbolic and peaceful?  Yes.  But hardly an anarchistic and disruptive event.

Regardless Cardinal Dollan not only barred that small group of 10 from entering the cathedral but also threatened them with arrest by the NYPD if they did.

Joseph Amadeo writes:

It is what transpired in the moments after soiling our hands that I have trouble understanding and placing in the context of the Christian experience. At around 9:30am, the ten of us gathered were greeted by four police cars, eight uniformed officers, a police captain, and a detective from the Police Commissioner’s LGBT liaison unit. The detective informed us that the Cathedral would prohibit us to enter because of our dirty hands. It was at that moment that I realized the power of fear. The Archdiocese of New York was responding out of fear to a peaceful and silent presence at Mass. Even in light of this, we decided that we would walk solemnly from our gathering spot to the Cathedral with hopes that we might be welcomed.

As we reached St. Patrick’s Cathedral, we were approached by Kevin Donohue, who identified himself as being in charge of operations for the cathedral. Sadly, Mr. Donohue’s tone was both cold and scolding. What astounded me most was when he said that we could enter the cathedral so long as we washed our hands first. Even now, writing those words I find myself struggling to understand their meaning, while coming to terms with their exclusionary nature.

It was at this moment that Mr. Donohue advised us that if we entered St. Patrick’s Cathedral with dirty hands, we would be arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. Upon hearing those words, I remember standing there thinking, “How can I be charged with criminal trespassing in my own home?” It was then that I realized what it meant to be spiritually homeless. This realization was particularly difficult for me in light of the private meeting that I had with Cardinal Dolan on November 27, 2012, at his office in Manhattan. It was during that meeting that he expressed such love and welcome that I find his subsequent “conditional welcome” to be difficult to understand.

Not only is this one of the most unchristian thing done.  Dolan’s reaction of  physically shuting the doors and threatening arrest of the group reveals exactly how shallow and sinister his and the Catholic hierarchy’s mind operates

Jxactly how does Cardinal Dolan justify and get the NYPD to help block these people entry to the church.  They were being quiet and peaceful, they were not even carrying signs, and, except for the ash on their hands, they were behaving the same as every other parishioner that morning.

Can the NYPD even justify being used to bar a group of homosexuals from the Church other than the fact that they were gay.  And why did the NYPD go along with it and why are they not being called out for it?

In the words of Reverand Dr. Martin Luther King, in his Drum Major Sermon,  ” And any church that violates the “whosoever will, let him come” doctrine is a dead, cold church, (Yes) and nothing but a little social club with a thin veneer of religiosity.”


Cardinal Timothy Dolan Slams Abortion Rights During DNC Closing Prayer – Nice Going DNC

After the announcement that the Democratic National convention had scheduled Anti-gay and Anti-women’s reproductive rights Cardinal Timothy Dolan to give the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention I called upon the LGBT Community, Straight Allies and women’s right groups to protest his appearance but my pleas fell on deaf ears because “it might upset the Democratic Party and we don;t want to look bad.”

Last night during his closing prayer other than a few “boo’s(Thank you Joe Jervis at Joe My God”)  Dolan had the nerve to close out the DNC with a slam on abortion rights.

We beseech you, almighty God to shed your grace on this noble experiment in ordered liberty, which began with the confident assertion of inalienable rights bestowed upon us by you: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thus do we praise you for the gift of life. Grant us the courage to defend it, life, without which no other rights are secure. We ask your benediction on those waiting to be born, that they may be welcomed and protected.”

By the way.  Cardinal Dolan will be a key speaker at next weeks Family Research Council’s anti-gay HATERPOOLOOZA “The Values Voters Summit”.

Way to go DNC!

DNC Chooses Anti-Gay Cardinal Timothy Dolan To Give Closing Prayer at Convention – PROTEST THE PRAYER!

The Democratic National Committee not more than 3 weeks after announcing language to the 2012 Democratic Platform supporting same-sex marriage and embracing federal workplace protections for the LGBT Community has tapped  Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, and one of the Catholic Church’s leading voices against same-sex marriage and LGBT equality and Women’s Reproductive Rights to deliver the closing prayer at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week.

Dolan has a long history of insulting the LGBT community and working to deny them equal protections.  The archbishop led the religious opposition to New York’s civil same-sex marriage law, during which he compared extending marriage to gays and lesbians to communist dictatorships, incest and argued that it would be “perilous” and “detrimental for the common good.” “You don’t redefine marriage — a given — just to accommodate people’s lifestyle,” Dolan said in an interview with the National Catholic Register in late June.   But yet the DNC finds it fitting for this “christian” to give the closing prayer at the DNC.

The DNC inviting the vehemently anti-LGBT Dolan to deliver the closing prayer is a slap in the face to the LGBT community and a spineless move on the DNC’s part to pander to the anti-gay right and independents who have no intention of voting Democratic at all.

Perhaps one day the DNC will learn that the lack of integrity and strength within its own party is the reason that many do not turn out to vote and cannot stand behind a party that does not have the verisimilitude and balls to stand up for its own convictions and platform

There will be over 500 LGBT delegates at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and unless the DNC rescinds Cardinal Dolan’s invitation and replaces him with a more suitable religious leader I call upon EVERYONE of them and LGBT journalist, bloggers and straight allies  to protest during Dolan’s prayer.  Stand up and turn your backs, walk out, or shout out.  Let Dolan know that he and his anti-gay bigotry is unwelcomed and also let the DNC know that we will not take this slight lightly.

Enough is enough!

New York Times Exposes Anti-Gay Cardinal Timothy Dolan Paid Off Pedophile Priests

The New York Times last night reprted that the vehnemently anti-gay and sanctimonious Cardinal Timothy Dolan  paid pedophile priests to go away, rather than turning them in to authorities and tarnish the Cathoic Church and the Archdiocese.

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York authorized payments of as much as $20,000 to sexually abusive priests as an incentive for them to agree to dismissal from the priesthood when he was the archbishop of Milwaukee.

Questioned at the time about the news that one particularly notorious pedophile cleric had been given a “payoff” to leave the priesthood, Cardinal Dolan, then the archbishop, responded that such an inference was “false, preposterous and unjust.” But a document unearthed during bankruptcy proceedings for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and made public by victims’ advocates reveals that the archdiocese did make such payments to multiple accused priests to encourage them to seek dismissal, thereby allowing the church to remove them from the payroll. A spokesman for the archdiocese confirmed on Wednesday that payments of as much as $20,000 were made to “a handful” of accused priests “as a motivation” not to contest being defrocked. The process, known as “laicization,” is a formal church juridical procedure that requires Vatican approval, and can take far longer if the priest objects.

The (organized) Catholic Church is the oldest, largest most powerful organized crime entity on the planet. They have a very lamentable history of murder (and support of genocide around the world), bribery, extortion, purjury, torture, kidnapping, fraud, theft and sexual abuse crimes beyond the ability of most people’s comprehension.

But still thier followers stay with them and the Goverment turns a blind eye to all of it.

If anything this “payoff” incident falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. (RICO) and Dolan shoul;d be proscecuted to maximum extent of the law.

Dolan also has a long history of declaring his hate for the gay community while insulting gay people and working to deny them equal protections.  Dolan led the religious opposition to New York’s civil same-sex marriage law, during which he compared extending marriage to gays and lesbians to communist dictatorships, incest and argued that it would be “perilous” and “detrimental for the common good.”

The only thing I see “detrimental for the common good” is Cardinal Timothy Dolan.