He's got to be kidding.
Is he implying that wearing a sign about pride in temptations in sexual attractions outside of the sacrament of marriage does not fatally wound grand marshalling the parade?
Let's take a look at crack pipe he's passing out as Catholic teaching:
He starts off with a piece of sound theology:
So, while actions are immoral, identity is not!
This is true. Sort of.
One can acknowledge the temptations they have and/or the falls in the past and identify with a classification of that struggle.
One can have the honesty to identify himself as being attracted to pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, polygamy, booze, drugs.
The rightly-ordered purpose for such recognition is to keep the constant vigil over what leads oneself (or others) into falling to the temptation.
When one puts a sign on oneself about taking pride in their temptation, the recognition of identity is being used to promote taking actions on those temptations.
If Cardinal Dolan wants to have a parade with the group COURAGE to clarify to those watching the parade that those wearing signs of identity to their personal sexual temptations are practicing the virtue of celibacy - he can knock himself out.
But that is not what is going on here and he knows it. His intellectual dishonesty astounds me.
He goes on to say:
In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.
Priests who are attracted to breaking their vow of celibacy are also God's children, deserving of dignity and respect and should never be treated with discrimination or injustice.
If a movement starts happening in the USCCB to take pride in it and Cardinal Dolan leads a parade, every lucid person who is watching it knows the implicit message about what actions he is condoning.
In fact, as the Catechism of the Catholic Church reminds us, people with same-sex attraction, friends with benefits, pornography, masturbation, habitual wife/husband cheater, breaking your vow of celibacy in the Sacrament of Ordination, polygamy, booze, drugs are God’s children, deserving dignity and respect, never to be treated with discrimination or injustice.
Grab your banner. The Pope Francis effect parades are commencing.
I hope they have the decency to make their symbol the golden calf.
Some of us will be skipping the celebration at the base of Mt. Sinai. We'll be sitting in front of the Sanctuary. We'll be right there in every parish and ministry, in every diocese, reminding you of the truth. When it's all over and the smoke rises once again out of Vatican City, we'll emerge from the cavern to assess the damage and start again.