Edwin O’Brien, the Archbishop of Baltimore who will soon be Cardinal, denounced the effort to secure marriage equality in Maryland. His speech from Jan. 25, shown on the Catholic Review website (http://www.catholicreview.org/) ridicules the notion that opposing the bill amounts to discrimination.
O’Brien injected race into his comments.
“Racial discrimination is discrimination because of the pigment of the skin and it can’t be tolerated,” he said. “But marriage goes far deeper than the pigment of the skin. It goes to the very roots of our culture. And we are in it — for keeps.”
He predicted that the coalition that opposes the measure will succeed in derailing the marriage bill.