Archbishop Timothy Michael Dolan has lost whatever credibility he might have remaining. Surely there was a day when priests and rabbis didn’t have talking points. Dolan seems to be getting his from Robert George, Ms. Srivastav     or some other imbecile at National Organization for Marriage (they have plenty).

The reason that marriage equality exists in New York is because the legislature realized that equal and nondiscriminatory protection under the law and the separation of church and state are important values.

Frankly, if Mr. Dolan wants to be a politician then his organization should pay taxes!

If you listen to the (softball) interview, below, you would think that the tax exempt Church, with its massive influence and trillions of dollars in income, is a victim. Play me a violin. Dolan says that he wants our civil rights to be subject to the whims of the electorate in a referendum. While localities have ballot initiatives, essentially, there are no referenda in New York State. New York State persists in upholding the novel idea of a representative form of government.

Then he seems to blame politicians who presumably assured him that marriage equality would not pass. It failed in a Democratic controlled state Senate. Why would it pass in a Republican controlled body? Dolan and politicians underestimated the influence of Bloomberg and Cuomo     particularly when they were to be on the right side of history.

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By David Cary Hart

Retired CEO. Formerly a W.E. Deming-trained quality-management consultant. Now just a cranky Jewish queer. Gay cis. He/Him/His.