US Cardinal Dolan says Catholic Church ‘caricatured as anti-gay’

New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan said the Roman Catholic Church is losing the fight against gay marriage legislation because the Church has been “caricatured as anti-gay.”

Dolan talked about gay marriage and the US Affordable Care Act with David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” in an interview.

“Regardless of the church teachings, do you think this is evolving in such a way that it’s ultimately going to be legal everywhere?” Gregory asked.

“I think I’d be a Pollyanna to say there doesn’t seem to be kind of a stampede to do this,” Dolan responded. “I regret that.”

Dolan made the comments in the midst of a wave of same-sex marriage legislation across the United States.

Hawaii and Illinois most recently legalized same-sex marriage in November, and the first weddings under Hawaii’s law will took place Monday. Gay marriages are now legal in 16 states and the District of Columbia.

Dolan suggested the church has been “outmarketed.”

“We’ve been caricatured as anti-gay,” he said, adding that the church is “pro-traditional-marriage” and “not anti-anybody.”

While Pope Francis has garnered attention for arguing that the church should devote less energy to fighting gay marriage and focus more on helping the poor, US bishops have been vocally opposed to same-sex marriage legislation.


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