Andrew Sullivan: Many of the Cardinals Electing Next Pope Are Gay

March 10th, 2013 11:38 AM

Andrew Sullivan made a comment on Sunday's The Chris Matthews Show that's guaranteed to offend many people on both sides of the aisle.

In a discussion about whether the change in opinion concerning same-sex marriage among Catholic voters might impact who is selected as the next Pope, Sullivan said, "There are so many gays electing the next Pope that who knows whether that would happen" (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

In the middle of that statement, Matthews asked, "You mean the Cardinals?"

Sullivan replied, "Yes."

So many of the Cardinals electing the next Pope are gay?

I wonder how many practicing Catholics are going to be deeply offended by that remark.