So, an LGBT group will march in New York in 194 days. An archbishop seems fine with it. The word is still out in Boston, where similar groups cannot march. Is Cardinal Dolan trying to get a “who-am-I-to-judge” leg up on Cardinal O’Malley?
I didn’t know that Guinness withdrew a sponsorship over recent controversies. At first, Bill O’Donohue suggested a switch to Coors Lite or something:
That prompted conservative activist Bill Donohue of the New York-based Catholic League, a vocal opponent of gay rights, to launch a boycott of the brewer. “They have really made a serious mistake, Guinness, in trying to stick it to Roman Catholics,” Donohue said.
On Wednesday, Donohue struck a different tone: “One would hope that all the new entries will conduct themselves in a manner that honors St. Patrick, lest another round of controversy emerges,” he said.
Maybe people are genuinely tired of controversy. Maybe people just want to wear green, enjoy a parade, and drink some fine Irish beer–no matter who made it.
Cue the complaints another culturewar battle has been closed down.