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Wednesday, March 22, 2006

SF to Vatican: Butt the Fuck Out

Posted by on March 22 at 8:32 AM

More good news:

San Francisco elected officials, who have tangled with the Catholic Church before, issued a blistering statement Tuesday that calls on the Vatican to overturn its edict that children waiting to be adopted should not be placed with gays and lesbians.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a nonbinding resolution that takes aim at a statement issued two weeks ago by Cardinal-elect William Levada, the former archbishop for San Francisco who now serves as second-in-command at the Vatican. Levada said Catholic agencies “should not place children for adoption in homosexual households.”

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors… challenged local church officials to defy the Vatican.

“It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city’s existing and established customs and traditions, such as the right of same-sex couples to adopt and care for children in need,” the resolution stated.

Hat tip: Rex Wockner.