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A group helping homosexuals recover from drug and alcohol abuse has canceled a fundraiser on Catholic parish grounds in protest, after the church said it would no longer allow drag queens in such events.
The Castro County Club said it was disappointed in the new policy at Most Holy Redeemer Parish, located in the Castro district of San Francisco, a change that was handed down from the archdiocesan level. The famously liberal Bay area was rocked last month by Pope Benedict XVI’s appointment of Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, a staunch and outspoken defender of Catholic teaching on sexuality, to the Archdiocese of San Francisco. The archdiocese had previously been a source of scandal to conservative Catholics through its frequent engagement with the gay rights community.
The archdiocese has a history of scandal involving the local gay rights community.
In 2007, Archbishop George Niederauer apologized after he was filmed giving Holy Communion to the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” a group of men in flamboyant nun outfits whose mockery of Catholic culture NO Bishop should allow this desecration, much less participate. is a staple at local homosexual events. Most Holy Redeemer Parish has frequently stood at the center of the controversy, hosting “gay pride” masses and sending a contingent to the city’s obscene Pride Weekend and gay pride parade.