John M. Becker

Cardinal to Gay Ambassador: 'Take [Your] Pride Elsewhere'

Filed By John M. Becker | June 23, 2014 6:30 PM | comments

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Tags: ambassadors, diplomacy, Dominican Republic, James "Wally" Brewster, James Brewster, Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, Wally Brewster

nicholas-lopez-dominicanrepublic.jpgRoman Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, the powerful Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Primate of the Americas, is continuing his vindictive anti-gay crusade against James "Wally" Brewster, the United States' openly gay ambassador to the Caribbean nation.

Cardinal Rodríguez, who made headlines last year when he called Brewster a "faggot," is using the occasion of LGBT Pride Month to attack him again, this time telling him to "take his gay pride elsewhere."

Dominican Today reports:

Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodríguez on Thursday again railed against the openly gay U.S. Ambassador, asking James Brewster to "take his gay pride elsewhere," and reminded him that diplomacy is used to promote relations, moral values, trade agreements and mutual cooperation among the world's countries.

"Diplomacy is not for that sort of thing, an absolutely negative propaganda," the Archbishop of Santo Domingo told reporters who asked about a video released by the U.S. Embassy, where Brewster and his husband Bob Satawake promote the celebration of "Gay Pride Month" in June.

The cardinal spoke after heading a mass to mark Corpus Christi in San Antonio parish, in the Gazcue sector.

"I am totally against that, everybody knows it, my position is not new, not because this man with this kind of attitude has now arrived."

The video that's got Rodríguez's cassocks in a twist is below. It's actually quite inspiring, especially given all the attacks that Ambassador Brewster has had to deal with. Watch, after the jump.

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