Cardinal Dolan: Gays Are 'Entitled to Friendship'
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Supporting an institution (such as marriage) over actual human lives isn't a very Christian thing to do, but it is a very Catholic thing to do, and so Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan upheld the Church's interest in protecting marriage from homosexual demons in an interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired Sunday on This Week. This is what a losing battle with a twist of internal conflict sounds like:
Well, the first thing I'd say to [a gay couple that feels unwelcome in the Catholic Church] is: "I love you, too. And God loves you. And you are made in God's image and likeness. And we want your happiness. But...and you're entitled to friendship". But we also know that God has told us that the way to happiness, that - especially when it comes to sexual love - that is intended only for a man and woman in marriage, where children can come about naturally. We gotta do better to see that our defense of marriage is not reduced to an attack on gay people. And I admit, we haven't been too good at that. We try our darnedest to make sure...we're not an anti-anybody, we're in the defense of what God has taught us about marriage, that it's one man, one woman forever to bring about new life. We gotta do better to try to take that away from being anti-anybody.
When Stephanopoulos asked how, Dolan said he didn't know. This is because it is impossible. Also when, "You're entitled to friendship" is trying your darnedest, your darnedest ain't good enough. For all gays still interested in patronizing the organized Catholic Church, have fun sitting at/under that table.