"homosexual Catholics" with a kind of wacky double-speak usually doled out by politicians who know they're wrong but refuse to come clean and say it. Here's an excerpt:
Cardinal Roger Mahony, head of the archdiocese of Los Angeles, must be fearing some kind of backlash over his quietly active role in the passage of Proposition 8. This weekend, in The Tidings, an archdiocese newsletter, Mahony and the bishops of L.A. try to console
continues without change," Mahony and the bishops write. "If we had ever thought that the intent of
this proposition was to harm you or anyone in the State of California,
we would not have supported it. We are personally grateful for the
witness and service of so many dedicated and generous homosexual
Catholics. We pledge our commitment to safeguard your dignity."
If there was a year-end list for the most cockamamie, intellectually dishonest letter from a Los Angeles public official for 2008, Mahony's contends for the number one slot.