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SF Archbishop to attend pro-marriage rally, despite criticism

San Francisco Roman Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone
Monday, June 16, 2014
San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone responded to an open letter from local civic leaders criticizing him for attending a pro-marriage march that they say is anti-gay.

Mayor Ed Lee and other politicians signed the letter asking Cordileone not to speak at the Washington, D.C. rally this Thursday.

They say the organizers have a history of linking homosexuality with pedophilia, but on Monday, Cordileone said he is still attending the event, which he says is not anti-gay.

In his response, Cordileone says, "If the point of this event were to single out a group of individuals and target them for hatred, I most certainly would not be there."

Read the entire response here.

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religion catholic church gay rights same sex marriage marriage proposition 8 lgbt ed lee u.s. & world politics San Francisco Washington DC
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