SF Supervisor Introduces Resolution Condemning Church Vandalism

Jim Burroway

January 7th, 2009

Here’s something worth noting. San Francisco Supervisor Bevan Dufty introduced a resolution condeming the recent vandalism of the Most Holy Redeemer Church. You can read the text of the resolution here.  By the way, this is especially notable because Bevan Dufty is gay.

On Monday, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League issued a long and convoluted statement denouncing the vandalism, and blaming the gays for it despite a complete and total lack of evidence, adding this latest incident to a long laundry list of “attacks” — both exaggerated and imagined — against Catholicism. He also implied that the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors were partly responsible. Now that the Board is on record condemning the attack, I wonder if we’ll hear a mea maxima culpa from Donohue? Don’t bet on it.

[Hat tip: Joe My God, Towleroad]

Richard W. Fitch

January 7th, 2009

Didn’t a previous post state that the church attacked is gay-friendly? Saying that it was caused by gays seems more to say they were victims than perpetrators. Don’t expect any mea culpa! Once they make-up their minds (and their fantasies) there is little to force them to recant. …And just how is the SF Board of Supervisors responsible — an appointed sub-committee??

jOHN

January 7th, 2009

Something funny just hit me and that is stereotypically heterosexuals people believe that gay people are very meek and and nonassertive. Now without having any facts they are quick to contribute any violence to gay people. (rolling eyes)

AJD

January 7th, 2009

Not that I think Dufty’s resolution is entirely political, but it was a wise move.

werdna

January 7th, 2009

Just wanted to point out that the church in question is in Dufty’s district. It’s not at all unusual for supervisors to introduce this kind of symbolic legislation in situations like this which concern their constituents.

TonyJazz

January 7th, 2009

Bevan Dufty has done more to harm the gay community than any other member of the board. He shut down Halloween in the Castro, because he failed at coming up with alternative plans for the larger crowds. He has never been prominent in the fight for gay marriage rights, and he has been a consistent apologized for the right wing.

He’s an embarrassment to the community. This sort of resolution (you’d think he’d care more about the dissolution of our marriages which was perpetrated by the Catholic church than a minor paint incident) is typical of the crap he does.

But, no, Bevan would rather worry about a little paint than the damage the church has done to our lives.

JJQR

January 7th, 2009

It’s probably Donahue’s past criticisms that made Dufty realize he better issue that statement.

Mark F.

January 8th, 2009

TonyJazz:

So shutting down Halloween in the Castro was something that caused great harm to the gay community? An event that was becoming a huge neighborhood nuisance? Words fail me.

As a libertarian, I don’t always agree with Supervisor Dufty’s “progressive” politics, but he’s pretty solid on gay issues.

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