If this isn’t the stupidest question I have ever heard a newsie ask a bishop, it is near the top of the lift.
CNN’s Kyra Phillips asks:
Phillips: So, Bishop, times are changing. Views are changing. You’re changing your tactics even. Or your – I guess you say your strategy. So, why not get on board with the 43 percent of Catholics?
Bishop Malone: The 43 percent who –
Phillips: Who have no problem with gay marriage.
[This is the point at which, were I being interviewed, a viewer might actually see the animated cartoon question marks shooting out of my head.]
Bishop Malone: Well their thinking is outside the realm of Catholic teaching for 2,000 years. And those are the folks that we want to focus on so they’ll perhaps be able to have what I would call an intellectual conversion about a very key building-block of society, that is the nature of marriage as the union of one man, one woman.
(I am not making this up):
43%! Not 86% or even 50%!
(It would still be wrong even if dead people in Chicago made it 105%)
Biretta tip to Peters fils.