Homosexual Activism in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Part III: Most Holy Reedemer

Most Holy Redeemer and Local Politicians


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"And so it is with great pleasure that I introduce to you today our supervisor and a great advocate of gay and lesbian rights in this city and county, Supervisor Bevan Dufty, who is going to kick off pride week for us. "
-Fr. Steve Meriwether, Most Holy Redeemer June 19, 2005 (full transcript here)


The government of the City and County of San Francisco get along quite well with Most Holy Redeemer (and Catholic Charities, and USF):

On November 8, 1999 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors offered Resolution 992060, commending Most Holy Redeemer and Fr. Zachary Shore for their public opposition to the Catholic Church's support for the Knight Amendment (which recognized marriage in California as being exclusively between one man and one woman).

On January 7, 2002, the Board of Supervisors passed Resolution 020015, declaring January 13, 2002 "Most Holy Redeemer Parish Day" in San Francisco.

On June 19, 2005, Supervisor Bevan Dufty's gave a speech at a mass at Most Holy Redeemer as they kicked off "Pride Week 2005." For a transcript of the Supervisors remarks, plus some interesting remarks of Fathers Meriwether & Pimental, click here.

California Assemblyman Mark Leno is a frequent visitor to s/m leather events at MHR's Ellard Hall. To see these events click here and scroll down towards the bottom of the page.

Of course it's not only Most Holy Redeemer.

When an organization gets more than 60% of it's operating revenue in the form of government contracts, as Catholic Charities CYO did in 2006-07, you'd better believe politicians will call the tune. That doesn't mean Catholic Charities disagrees with the tune. It does mean that pressure from the outside,coupled with strategically placed decision makers on the inside, produces results like domestic partners benefits and homosexual and transgender adoptions.

For an examination of how local politicians worked with Catholic Charities in the implementation of the "Domestic Partners Compromise" of 1997, click here.

For our report on the nearly identical 2006 "Adoptions Compromise" of 2006-7, click here.

For Supervisor Dufty's role in brokering the "compromise" between Catholic Charities and Family Buildes by Adoption, click here.

Here's openly gay Supervisor Dufty right at home at a Catholic Charities fundraiser.

Our local political establishment gets on a little less well with the Catholic Church.

On March 21, 2006 the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed Resolution 168-06, which called the Catholic Church "hateful and discriminatory" for objecting to adoptive children being placed in homosexual households.

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