Sadly, the Archbishop of NY doesn't quite get what is going on in this world, nor does the hierarchy of the Church. Or, they get it, but wish to deny the reality of what is going on in this world. A maturation of this day and age in accepting the presence of LGBTQ people.
There was this telling quote by Maureen Dowd in her NYT.com essay on this issue of gays in the Church:
The church refuses to acknowledge the hypocrisy at its heart: that it became a haven for gay priests even though it declares homosexual sex a sin, and even though it lobbies to stop gays from marrying.
In the same blog, Dolan snidely dismissed the notion that gay marriage is a civil right. “We acknowledge that not every desire, urge, want, or chic cause is automatically a ‘right,’ ” he wrote.
“And, what about other rights, like that of a child to be raised in a family with a mom and a dad?”
And how about the right of a child not to be molested by the parish priest?
Dolan acts like getting married (when done by gays) is a self-indulgent act of hedonism when it’s really a leap of faith and a promise of fidelity.
Click here for more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/19/opinion/19dowd.html?ref=opinion
Archbishop Dolan need to understand that just as straight people are "hard wired" by God to be straight (natural law, anyone?), so God has "hard wired" others to be LGBTQ...or a combination thereof.
BTW: I noticed that there were a healthy number of gay couples posting their marriage announcement in the nyt this Sunday.
To quote Bob Dylan, "Times they are a' changin'"
So is the world.
God (thankfully) is the one doing the changing.