Holy Redeemer bills itself as "your Catholic Church in the Castro," and says it embraces all comers "regardless of their background, gender, gender identity, race, social status, or sexual orientation."So it was a shock to get an e-mail flyer from the office of San Francisco Archbishop George Niederauer urging a yes vote on Prop. 8 because public schools would have to promote gay marriage."It is really out of right field," said Matt Dorsey, a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish Council. "I would expect this from Karl Rove, but not from the spiritual leader of (several hundred thousand) Catholics."
Don't you just hate when the tenets of a 2000+ year old faith gets in the way of your own personal agenda? Me, too.
But the reality is that church leaders get their marching orders from what Mulcahey calls "a fax machine in the Vatican . . ."