San Francisco's Board of Supervisors Announces Investigation of Incoming Catholic Archbishop


Government officials are "scrutinizing" Archbishop Cordileone for opposing redefining marriage:

San Francisco’s new Catholic archbishop, the Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, will officially take office Thursday at a Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral and if he hadn’t already figured it out, Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting made it clear that he’s likely in for a rough ride.

Cordileone, the current bishop of Oakland diocese, was one of the leading supporters of Prop. 8,2008’s successful effort to ban same-sex marriage in the state. It was an out-front, outspoken role that didn’t endear him to San Francisco’s gay community.

“It’s disappointing that the church has assigned a person here who has shown a great deal of hostility to the (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) community,” Supervisor Christina Olague, a bisexual who was raised as a Catholic, said at the board meeting.

Cordileone’s “unkind words are lacking in compassion and in many ways seem to defy the very basic principles of the New Testament values that include love, acceptance, understanding and tolerance,” Olague said, suggesting that the incoming archbishop owes an apology to the LGBT community. -- SFGate Chronicle