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Extension Cord: 'Father of Prop 8' increases reach

by Jeremy Hooper

Cordileone-worked-with-NOMMany major players who publicly pushed for discrimination in California during the summer of 2008 cite Bishop Salvatore Cordileone as the "Father of Prop 8." Now, the U.S. Catholic bishop's conference hopes to take his "protect marriage" paternity national.

This from Catholic News Agency:

Washington D.C., Jan 6, 2011 / 12:43 am (CNA).- The new president of the U.S. Catholic bishops' conference, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, announced Jan. 5 that he appointed Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland, California as chairman of the conference's Ad Hoc Committee for the Defense of Marriage.

Bishop Cordileone succeeds Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, who was elected vice president of the conference at the bishops' assembly in Baltimore this past November.
Bishop Cordileone also serves as a member of the bishops' Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance.

During his time as the Bishop of Oakland he has worked to preserve the traditional definition of marriage. His work has been high profile because of the adoption of Proposition 8—the successful ballot initiative that defined marriage as being between one man and one woman—and subsequent legal efforts to overturn it.

California bishop appointed chairman for Marriage Defense Committee [CNA]

It's astounding how much longevity so many people are wringing out of these anti-equality careers. Don't get us wrong -- We're certainly glad they're all gigging in this tough job market. Though if they could find a way to file a tax return that didn't unfairly force us to wear a scapegoat costume? Well, that'd be cool too.

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