During last month’s Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 and DOMA, the Archdiocese of San Francisco deicide to get cute and changed their Facebook avatar to a division symbol with a scriptural reference beneath. It was meant to mock the HRC’s red campaign, which is sort of ironic given recent events, thank you Karin Quimby.
Nonetheless, Marriage equality advocates responded with outrage, and rightfully so. After all, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been outspoken – to put it mildly – in his opposition to same-sex marriage. He was among those who spoke at NOM’s March For Marriage rally on March 26.
By the way, everyone does know about Cordileone being arrested for drunk driving in August, 2012, allegedly with an unnamed male companion who fled the scene?
Anyway, as per KQED, it seems that the Archdiocese of San Francisco has a “social media” expert named Edison Tapalla, and they write it was Edison who designed the avatar, and ignited the controversy.
Let’s meet Edison, shall we?
This is Edison Tapalla, Social Media Content Manager for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Now far be it for me to start any rumors about the gay, but my gaydar exploded.
Edison ought to be ashamed for working for an organization that demonizes gays, but then again, misery loves company.