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NOM’s Hate March Loses Its Most Anti-Gay Catholic One Week After Parishioners Ask Pope To Oust Him



The National Organization For Marriage’s anti-gay hate rally has just lost the man known as the “Father of Prop 8” and one of America’s most ardently anti-gay Catholic leaders.

Last week a group of 100 prominent Catholics paid for a full page ad in the San Francisco Chronicle asking Pope Francis to oust Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, whose preachings they say are more like persecutions.

Cordileone was slated to speak, as he did last year (image, above), at the National Organization For Marriage’s March For Marriage in Washington, D.C. this Saturday. Widely dubbed an anti-gay hate rally, the march has seen diminishing attendees and less-significant speakers as NOM’s fight against civil rights for LGBT people becomes increasingly embarrassing and irrelevant.

Now, Archbishop Cordileone, who serves as the chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Subcommittee on the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, has issued a vague press release announcing he will not be attending or speaking at the anti-gay march, giving little explanation.

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He writes that “other bishops will be representing the commitment of the Catholic bishops of the United States to the goods of marriage and religious freedom at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C., this year, which will allow Archbishop Cordileone to remain home and attend to the pastoral needs of the Church here at this time.”

The San Francisco Chronicle this morning reported Cordileone was “avoiding a repeat of an appearance that proved controversial back home last year.”

It’s unclear who made the decision, if it was Cordileone himself, the USCCB, or the Vatican.

Last year, before Cordileone’s speech at the March For Marriage, more than 80 lawmakers, religious leaders, and human rights leaders sent him a letter denouncing his ties to NOM. 



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Hat tip: Joe Jervis


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‘Bleakest Scenario’: Advisor to 4 Presidents Warns ‘All Hell Breaks Lose’ After 2024 Election



One of the most experienced former White House staffers in America warned of the unraveling of America during a Saturday appearance on CNN.

David Gergen served as director of speechwriting for President Richard Nixon, communications director for Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and counselor to the president under Bill Clinton.

CNN’s Pamela Brown said, “as someone who has advised so many presidents, who cares so much about American democracy, how concerned are you about the future U.S. elections with this backdrop of the ‘Big Lie’?”

“I’m very concerned,” Gergen replied.

“I think that we’re in more, we’re in potentially more danger than we were six months ago, a year ago. Listen, the bleakest scenario is that all the efforts that are being made now between Democrats and Republicans on where we’re going to go on the economy and pandemic, you know, that all these talks may collapse and we in government may be seen as dysfunctional,” he explained.

“The Republicans then use this in 2022 to take back the House and set themselves up for 2024. Trump could go on as crazy as he is now, he gets crazier as it goes along. You can see all this coming together at an outcome in 2024,” he continued.

“If Trump were to be re-elected, all hell is going to break loose in this country. On the other hand, if his supporters think it’s been stolen from him after 2024, all hell could break loose on that side, too. So I think we’re in pretty treacherous territory right now,” Gergen warned.

“Those are not very good options you just laid out there, David Gergen,” Brown said. “Pretty terrifying.”



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Steve Schmidt Warns on GOP Authoritarian Threat: ‘Democracy Cannot Survive’ When ‘The Lie and the Truth Stand Equally’



Steve Schmidt, Lincoln Project co-founder and Republican strategist-turned-Democrat, expressed concern about the latest authoritarian attack leveled on the United States’ democracy as he urged Americans to push back against their threats.

Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schmidt laid out the main issue with former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.”

“The front of that fight is a space where the lie is confronted with the truth. That is the battleground. And it plays out in 1 million ways,” Schmidt said. “But a democracy cannot survive in a world where the lie and the truth stand equally. The system that we have is based on a compact that requires faith in belief and trust. It’s how we share power with people that we disagree with. We acknowledge that we live in a complex world where people have different perspectives.”

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Marjorie Taylor Green’s Chief of Staff Quits — Hours After Her Very Public Meltdown on the Capitol Steps



Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) lost her most senior staffer on Friday after she made a scene on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

NBC News reported Greene “instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.”

Greene screamed that Democrats support “murder” for supporting abortion rights.

Following the incident, Greene announced that her chief of staff had “advised” her that he would no longer be working in her office.

“I want to thank my Chief of Staff, Patrick Parsons, for helping me take the fight to the Socialist Democrats as I’ve transitioned into Congress. He’s advised me he will be moving back into the political arena to help elect America First conservatives who can fight alongside me,” she posted to Twitter.


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