New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan sat down with NBC News’ David Gregory for a taping of Sunday’s Meet the Press where he reportedly confessed that the Catholic Church has been “out-marketed” on the issue of gay marriage. He lamented that opponents of the church’s position on same-sex marriage have been able to caricature the church as being “anti-gay.”
“Regardless of the church teachings, do you think this is evolving in such a way that it’s ultimately going to be legal everywhere?” Gregory asked Dolan.
“I think I’d be a Pollyanna to say that there doesn’t seem to be kind of a stampede to do this,” Dolan said of the country’s increasing acceptance of gay marriage. “I regret that.”
When asked why the Church’s position on marriage is increasingly being rejected by the American public, Dolan said that they have been unable to compete with pro-gay marriage messaging.
“Well, I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed sometimes,” Dolan confessed. “We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay.”
“When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle,” he added.
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