Bishop’s phone message praises lawmaker who backs legalized abortion, same-sex marriage
November 02, 2009
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has recorded a telephone call praising Assemblyman Vito Lopez, a state lawmaker who helped derail a bill that would have lifted the statute of limitations in clergy sex-abuse cases. Earlier this year, Assemblyman Lopez sponsored, and voted in favor of, a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York. In 2008-- as in previous elections-- Assemblyman Lopez was endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice New York PAC.
The recording is being phoned to every registered voter in a city council district where the candidate supported by Assemblyman Lopez is in the midst of a close election battle.
- Recorded Calls to Voters From Brooklyn Bishop Praise a Democratic Leader (New York Times)
- Legalizing same-sex marriage (Project Vote Smart)
- Endorsed Candidates Meet Overwhelming Victory (NARAL Pro-Choice New York PAC)
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Posted by: extremeCatholic -
Nov. 02, 2009 8:00 PM ET USA
What's really strange, is that priests have received public censure, been demoted, or reassigned for political involvement of a much lesser degree at the hands of this bishop in this diocese. In war, you should pick the hill you want to die on, and folks, Council District 34 and "Broadway Triangle" with its two pro-abortion candidates, is not it.
Posted by: deacon2476427 -
Nov. 02, 2009 5:38 PM ET USA
Once again, a bishop just doesn't get it.
Posted by: Gil125 -
Nov. 02, 2009 3:14 PM ET USA
We have to keep reminding ourselves: this is nothing new. After all, Jesus Christ picked Judas Iscariot.