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Non-Catholic donors financed pressure campaign on San Francisco archbishop

September 15, 2014

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A petition campaign urging San Francisco’s Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone to cancel a speaking engagement at a pro-family rally was funded largely by non-Catholic gay activists, reports Valerie Schmalz of Catholic San Francisco.

A group called Faithful America collected thousands of signatures on an online petition, asking Archbishop Cordileone not to appear at the March for Marriage in Washington, DC, in June. (The archbishop delivered his speech despite the opposition.) Faithful America describes itself as a grassroots advocacy group. But in fact the group is not independently incorporated, “exists almost entirely online and counts its members by those who sign its online petitions,” Catholic San Francisco reports. The organization is one of a group of liberal pressure groups funded by wealthy gay-rights activists and by billionaire investor George Soros.


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  • Posted by: - Sep. 15, 2014 7:34 PM ET USA

    Got to admire Faithful America's gall, thinking they could make Don Cordileone an offer he don't refuse.