NY Archbishop Forbids Catholics from Congratulating Gay Newlyweds
Roman Catholic Archbishop Timothy Dolan has put out something of a PSAnti-gay, entitled The Dolan Decree. It begins as a veritable greatest hits compilation of homophobic Catholic soundbites. God’s law trumps man’s law, It’s Adam and Eve – not Adam and Steve, all bottoms are headed to hell, and Jesus was a raging top.
Blah blah blah. Catholics are obsessed with gay people. We get it.
But then the decree takes a sharp right turn and steers right off a cliff into Even Crazier Town, the affluent suburb to the north of Crazy Town proper’s city limits.
Dolan, on behalf of the Catholic Church, forbids Catholics from even being happy for their newly married gay friends or offering congratulations. Failure to comply with this perversion of law from their all-knowing, all-loving god that hates some of the things he lovingly created in his own image will result in canonical sanctions – a fancy way of saying priest court.
Oh, and stay the F away from Catholic churches, homos.
(2) No Catholic facility or property, including but not limited to parishes, missions, chapels, meeting halls, Catholic educational, health, or charitable institutions or benevolent orders, or any place dedicated, consecrated, or used for Catholic worship may be used for the solemnization or consecration of same-sex marriages.
(4) Failure to adhere to this policy may result in the imposition of canonical sanctions.
The terms of this policy shall take effect within the canonical boundaries of the Archdiocese of New York as of the date of this Decree.
Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan Archbishop of New York
Is “most reverend” church code for “total A-hole?”