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HomoQuotable - Michelanglo Signorile

"By saying that 'it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time,' Francis is slamming people like Maggie Gallagher, former president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), who has made it her life work to constantly talk about gay marriage -- touting her Catholic beliefs -- and stop marriage equality by pitting groups against one another. Francis is slapping at blowhards like Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who, if he didn't talk about gay marriage and abortion all the time, would not be invited onto TV talk shows to discuss much of anything. [snip] And in saying 'I have never been a right-winger' in the same interview in which he's criticizing the church for being too 'obsessed' with gay marriage and abortion, Francis is hitting at those Catholic leaders who use gay rights and abortion to wield political power, putting them on notice. Again, his comments don't change the church's doctrine, but they do a lot to change its focus. That can only be seen as a huge shift." - Michelangelo Signorile, writing for the Huffington Post.

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