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Dominican Republic spars with gay US ambassador

December 02, 2015

A Catholic prelate in the Dominican Republic has invited controversy by saying that the American ambassador to his country, who is openly homosexual, should “focus on housework, since he’s the wife to a man.”

Cardinal Nicolas Lopez Rodriguez has been highly critical of the US envoy, Wally Brewster. The cardinal opposed Brewster’s appointment in 2013, and has frequently charged that the American ambassador is interfering in Dominican politics, particularly by promoting legal abortion and homosexual rights.

The most recent clash developed after Brewster denounced corruption in Dominican public life and complained that police had threatened American participants in a conference he had helped to organize in the Dominican Republic. Questioned about the ambassador’s statement, the cardinal said that Brewster “needs to go back to his embassy.”

In his heated criticism of Dominican political leaders, Brewster said that those who object to American involvement should forfeit their right to visit the US. “I couldn’t care less,” Cardinal Lopez Rodriguez said in response to that threat. “I’m not interested in traveling.”


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  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Dec. 17, 2015 11:55 PM ET USA

    It seems to me that he is calling a spade a spade. Many males in homosexual relationships self identify as wives. I do not know the situation in the Dominican Republic. But, I do know that many of team 0bama's representatives give new meaning to the term "ugly American"