SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --The archbishop of San Francisco is taking heat from several prominent politicians for attending an event that some say is being organized by an anti-gay hate group.
Mayor Ed Lee and Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone urging him not to attend a rally next week organized by the National Organization for Marriage.
The group publishes material that connects homosexuality with pedophilia.
"This particular march has a lot of acid to it, if you will," Lee said. "Some extreme views, and some accusations that would cause even a wider rift."
Lee says the Catholic Church should move to unite people on same-sex marriage.
Archbishop Cordileone helped raise $1.5 million for Proposition 8, banned gay marriage in California before being overturned.