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 "Kink.com" 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