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Dominican cardinal decries US appointment of openly gay ambassador

Catholic World News - June 28, 2013

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo has expressed his extreme displeasure with the appointment of an openly homosexual US ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

The Dominican cardinal had asked the country’s President Danilo Medina to reject the nomination of Wally Brewster as the American envoy. When it became clear that the Dominican government had already acceded to the appointment, the cardinal said with disdain that “we can expect anything” from Washington.

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Jul. 01, 2013 11:39 AM ET USA

    There is a word above, beginning and ending in e that will continue to identify those who oppose publicly sanctioned homosexual relationships. He and those like him will be identified as haters and harborers of unacceptable thoughts. Where this eventually leads is not promising.

  • Posted by: hartwood01 - Jul. 01, 2013 12:52 AM ET USA

    I wonder if this opposition to the appointment of a practicing homosexual to the U.S. Ambassadorship is not mean-spirited. It is a civil appointment,the man has a right to earn a living,participate in government,be treated as a human being.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jun. 28, 2013 7:12 PM ET USA

    That's always a rubber stamp. This guy must have raised a bunch of money for the Obama campaign, but not enough for a plum appointment.

  • Posted by: garedawg - Jun. 28, 2013 2:01 PM ET USA

    If the Dominican Republic won't take him, there may be an opening in Saudi Arabia.

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