For years, Salvatore Cordileone has waged a vicious campaign to deny the right of gays and lesbians to live in the equality that is guaranteed them by the Constitution. He led the effort to pass Proposition 8, revoking the right to marry for huge numbers of couples in California.
Why would Cordileone try to stop other people from getting married? He simply didn’t like the idea of their marriages, and he figured that he had the right to impose his personal opinions on everybody else. Also, Cordileone never married himself, so he decided that he would be a better judge of what makes a good marriage.
Salvatore Cordileone once declared, “My stance is marriage can only be between a man and a woman. I don’t see how that is discriminatory against anyone.” At the time, people shook their heads, wondering how anyone could make such a nonsensical decision. Now we have a clue: Cordileone may have been drunk when he made the statement.
This weekend, Salvatore Cordileone was arrested for drunk driving down in San Diego. It seems that Cordileone thinks that it’s immoral for people who love each other to get married, but that it’s perfectly fine for people who have become intoxicated by drinking loads of alcohol to climb behind the wheel of a car and go careening down the street, threatening the lives of everyone else on the road.
Salvatore Cordileone had been chosen this summer by the Vatican to be the new archbishop of San Francisco, in thanks for his particularly efficient methods of intolerance.
Archbishop? You know, I didn’t go to Catholic school when I was a kid, so I never learned Latin. So I need some help with the translation of this term. Is “arch” the Latin word for drunk?