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Courage overseer assigned to be Catholic anti-gay point man

Timothy Kincaid

January 7th, 2011

Last week I predicted that change will be coming to the Catholic ex-gay group Courage, a change that will likely turn this support group into an anti-gay advocacy group using their own choices as “evidence” against the civil rights and equalities of their Protestant and non-Christian neighbors. Further witness to the likelihood of such change has come this week. (Catholic News Agency)

The new president of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, announced Jan. 5 that he appointed Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, California as chairman of the conference’s Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.

Both Dolan and Cordileone sit on something called the Body of Members, who “provide governance and impart ecclesial authority” to Courage.

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Emily K
January 7th, 2011 | LINK

jeez, i know i’ve said this before elsewhere, but one look at that photo and gaydar goes *PING*!!!

elaygee
January 7th, 2011 | LINK

Any guy who wears a dress, big gaudy beads and huge jewelry shouldn’t complain about anyone else’s behavior

Lightning Baltimore
January 7th, 2011 | LINK

In addition to that, his little cap thing and vestment buttons are hot pink!

Frijondi
January 7th, 2011 | LINK

For anyone who may not have seen the East Bay Express article on Cordileone’s role in getting Prop. 8 passed, here it is again:

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/the-father-of-proposition-8/Content?oid=1370716

Real piece of work, that guy.

John P
January 7th, 2011 | LINK

@Emily K: my thoughts exactly! Too bad–he’s actually kinda hot (love those blue eyes)!

Regan DuCasse
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

He creepily looks the same as Alan Chambers does in all his photos.

Like, separated at birth look alikes.
Eeew!

JandyA Says
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

Kind of like the Fox guarding the Chick hatcheries.
(Do foxes like eggs and chicks?)

JandyA Says
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

I mean, do foxes like baby chicks… not female chicks…

JandyA Says
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

His smile is more like a snarl… he probably bites pretty hard too… when his teeth are in.

JandyA Says
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

Sorry. (Having a hard time getting out a complete thought.) I was referring to the Pope’s smile, not this guy.

enuff isenuff
January 8th, 2011 | LINK

Baptized Catholic, Bred Catholic, Bored Catholic, Disgusted Catholic, Over Catholic seeks official, signed and sealed excommunication. Prefer parchment, in Latin script, suitable for framing.

Anyone know how?

BlackDog
January 9th, 2011 | LINK

I have to echo the poster who commented on the guy’s buttons and cap being HOT PINK…and he just seems creepy in the photo, how much worse is it in real life, I wonder?

Throbert McGee
January 15th, 2011 | LINK

Hmmm… why is Courage described as an “ex-gay” group?

I thought their approach was “clench a scapular between your knees and keep it their for the rest of your life” — and while I think this fetishization of celibacy is destructive in its own way, it’s not the same kind of destructive as telling homosexuals that prayer can magically turn them into heterosexuals.

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