Catholic Cardinal Calls Gay Potential US Ambassador "Faggot"
Leaders in the Catholic Church have turned the volume up on their raw anti-gay bigotry in recent months. Perhaps one of the best examples of the all-out Catholic war against the LGBT minority comes via the Dominican Republic, where a cardinal has referred to one of President Obama's ambassador nominees as a "faggot."
Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez referred to Brewster as a “maricón” — which is usually translated as “faggot” — during a press conference. At his side, Monseñor Pablo Cedano promised the nominee such an unpleasant stay in the country that he will have to return home.
“I hope he does not arrive in the country because I know if he comes he is going to suffer and will have to leave,” Cedano said. He called it “a lack of respect” that Obama “sent … a person of this kind as an ambassador,” adding, “[W]e don’t despise the person.”