San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has ruffled many a San Franciscan while he has served the Catholic Church in the gayest city in the world. He is ardently anti-LGBT and anti-same sex marriage yet was arrested for drunk driving soon after his coronation.
Today, about 100 local Catholics took out a full-page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle demanding that the Pope replace Cordileone:
A group of Catholics in San Francisco is asking the pope to replace their archdiocese’s spiritual leader, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, with someone “true to our values.”
More than 100 Catholics signed a full-page ad in Thursday’s San Francisco Chronicle asking Pope Francis to name a new church leader more closely aligned with San Francisco’s progressive ideals. In their open letter, the petitioners argue that Cordileone has “fostered an atmosphere of division and intolerance” and “isolated himself from our community.”
The letter follows months of protests against the archdiocese’s leadership. Frustrated local Catholics have spoken out, in particular, against Cordileone’s efforts to add language to the moral guidelines laid out for teachers at Catholic high schools that reaffirms the church’s stances on same-sex marriage, artificial insemination and other controversial matters.
via San Francisco Catholics Appeal To Pope To Replace Controversial Archbishop.
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Anti-gay hate groups and other conservative organizations have claimed that religious liberty laws allow merchants not to participate in gay weddings but do not discriminate against LGBTs in general. While Michigan does not yet have a similar religious liberty law like that of Indiana, this auto shop owner is already putting his foot down about serving gays in his establishment:
After the owner of a Michigan-based auto repair shop wrote on Facebook that he will refuse service to openly gay individuals, his post went viral on the social media site, spurring numerous media write-ups and an explosive amount of comments.“I am a Christian,” wrote Brian Klawiter, owner of Dieseltec in Grandville, Michigan. “My company will be run in a way that reflects that. Dishonesty, thievery, immoral behavior, etc. will not be welcomed at MY place of business. (I would not hesitate to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons. Homosexuality is wrong, period. If you want to argue this fact with me then I will put your vehicle together with all bolts and no nuts and you can see how that works.)”Klawiter also stated that he will offer a discount for customers who bring their gun into his shop — on-duty police officers excluded, he said, because their guns were purchased with tax dollars.Dieseltec’s new policy seems to have been inspired by recent battles over “religious freedom” laws in Indiana and Arkansas. “Enough is enough,” the owner began his post. “Our rights as conservative Americans are being squashed more and more everyday. Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun… That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist. Too many of us say nothing.”
He goes on to say that he would repair a vehicle for an LGBT customer with bolts and no nuts – an obvious safety threat to those gays he ends up serving.
Oy. While I respect his right to be a bigoted asshole, he is venturing into dangerous and threatening territory. Cue a GoFund me account for all the backlash he will receive.
How do I discriminate publicly and make $800,000? I am beginning to think that martyrdom is quite profitable.
via Michigan Auto Shop Goes Viral After Posting No Service for Gays, Discount for Gun Owners | Mediaite.
I wish these were my abs!
Just because I am home sick today and I have time to meander the ‘nets for such lovely eye candy! Apparently, Zac and Dave dressed as characters from their film ‘Neighbors’ and did some ‘bro play involving Dave’s junk and Zac’s nipple. Good stuff.