He also makes it clear that he's not just against marriage. He's against any recognition of us and our relationships.
On Friday, Dolan described marriage equality advocates and their allies as “well-financed, well-oiled,” and he acknowledged that polls showing majority support cause the church “some concern.” Still, he said he believed the majority of "hardworking people" opposed the bill and that "there’s a good chance that this is not gonna pass this year.”The institutional Catholic church is an implacable foe, even as individual Catholics remain strong supporters. So it's time, Catholics, to stop letting the Bishops use your money to attack us.
Although civil unions are not an option on the table for New York, Dolan also expressed opposition to them, saying, "Civil unions we worry about because we simply think it's a step toward the dumbing down of marriage.”
Dicker asked the archbishop about broader trends for Catholicism, prompting Dolan to mention Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
“What a great guy,” the archbishop said, adding that Admiral Mullen had told him that 41% of the people in the armed services are Catholic.
Reminded by Dicker that the armed services under Mullen are moving toward more acceptance of gays and lesbian through the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, Dolan said, “I’m afraid they are too."