Now Archbishop O’Malley’s doing it

Now Archbishop O’Malley’s doing it

I have received an advance copy of Boston Archbishop Sean O’Malley’s statement to come out tomorrow on same-sex marriages beginning on Monday. He does what the liberals have already done by lending credence to the idea that we’re on the verge of an anti-gay pogrom:

At the same time, I remind all Catholics that our sadness at what has happened should not lead us into anger against or vilification of any group of people, especially our homosexual brothers and sisters. 

I understand his point and it could be a bit of pre-emptive strike so that if something were to happen they can’t blame the Church for it (which they would anyway). But I think it cedes the point and creates a climate of suspicion in the first place.