Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan: ‘If we allow gays to marry, men will marry their sisters’

Timothy Dolan

Timothy Dolan

If you thought that Evangelicals had a monopoly on homophobia and religious bigotry, you were wrong.

Timothy Dolan

Check out this little diatribe, from Catholic Archbishop Timothy Doaln of New York:

I’m particularly upset that they seem to have been successful in reducing this to a matter of gay rights, where it has nothing to do with it.

After Sunday Mass, one of the reporters said, “I talked to two of your people coming in who said you were going to speak out against this legislation to redefine marriage, and they said they were against that. Do you know that some of your people aren’t behind you?”

I said, “If you ask people if they are for fair treatment of gays, which you probably did, they’re going to say ‘Yes.’ If you ask people if they’re [for] a radical redefinition of marriage, they’re going to say ‘No.’ Tell me how you phrase the question.”

Because it’s just like the pro-abortionists, who have been very slick in reducing this to a question of “pro-choice”; they’ve reduced it to a question of gay rights.

I said to the press last week, “This isn’t gay rights; it has nothing to do with it. If a [heterosexual] wanted the state Legislature to accommodate his desire to have his relationship with two women declared a marriage, we’d be against it. We’re not talking about anti-anybody; we’re talking about pro-marriage. You don’t redefine marriage — a given — just to accommodate people’s lifestyle.” But we have been less than effective in winning that battle.


And that’s what’s going to happen here. You think it’s going to stop with this? You think now bigamists are going to want their rights to marry? You think somebody that wants to marry his sister is going to now say “I have a right”? I mean, it’s the same principle, isn’t it?

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