Catholic Church too Busy Protecting Pedophiles to Fight Gay Marriage

New York may be the next state to embrace marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

In the Empire State, opponents of gay marriage are disorganized and poorly funded. The New York Times details several reasons why America's self-appointed moral scolds aren't mounting much of a fight on this one, among which is this delicious bit:

The state’s Roman Catholic bishops have been somewhat distracted, too, having focused their lobbying energies this session on defeating a bill that would extend the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to bring civil claims, and have appeared unprepared for the battle over marriage.

Hey, there are only so many hours in the day.


Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet.