Thursday, December 11, 2008

"Catholic" Mayor publicly attacks Catholic Faith

Ignatius Insight has an article about Mayor Gavin Newsom's remarks at the recent 11th Annual San Francisco Interfaith Prayer breakfast.

According to Bay Area Reporter, a recent Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast in San Francisco got a little tense when Mayor Gavin Newsom decided to turn the event into his personal bully pulpit:

From the Bay Area Reporter story that Ignatius Insight is citing:

"Comments made by Mayor Gavin Newsom about Prop 8 during his remarks at the 11th annual Mayor's Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer Breakfast last month drew a standing ovation from '75 percent to 80 percent' of those in the room but kept Archbishop George Niederauer and Mormon representatives firmly in their seats. (God bless 'em!)

Prop 8, which passed five weeks ago, eliminated same-sex marriage in California. Newsom spoke 'about his personal struggles and specifically about the Catholic Church and the Mormon Church,' said openly gay Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who was at the breakfast and described the mayor's remarks as 'emotional and eloquent.'"

(To see what kind of "leadership" Supervisor Dufty provides, check out his interview [caution: obscenity alert!] with the owner of "" a sado-masochistic pornography producer here in San Francisco. For those who live in other places it is probably difficult to believe that people like Supervisor Dufty actually hold power in a major American city.)

"Maurice Healy, spokesman for the Archdiocese of San Francisco, described Newsom's 'unprepared remarks' as 'an intemperate attack on those religions and people of faith who supported Proposition 8.'"

God bless His Excellency for going in to the lion's den!

Posted by Gibbons J. Cooney


Anonymous said...

What a rude person to publicly criticise a guest.

Susanna said...

What we need is more bishops to stand"sit down" and be counted!

Anonymous said...

I agree but not only Bishops but priests and lay people.

Anonymous said...

That video of Dufty is unreal Gibbons. I grew up here in SF, and I still can't believe it. The web site has a picture of a woman tied up and with a ball shoved in her mouth, treated like a pig, and Dufty is talking about the trees they'll be planting outside their porn factory and their 401k program? "Where you have good activity it helps to discourage bad activity"??? What about shoving gags in the mouths of women, the trees didn't stop that! This reminds me how real evil is, and how Satan is in the driver's seat here in SF. It also reminds me of Nazi concentration camp guards signing Christmas Carols while ignoring the suffering they created. It's so easy to convince yourself you are good while doing evil. May God have mercy on us all!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12/13:

Yes. I'm sorry you had to see that, and it's why I added the obscenity alert. But the only way to see Supervisor Dufty's interview is on their website.

I think your comparison to the concentration camp guards--the lack of understanding of any larger moral issue--is valid.

Gibbons in SF