Chicago, Ill., Mar 10, 2004 / 22:00 pm
A Chicago man is circulating a petition asking Cardinal Francis George to excommunicate Mayor Richard Daley for his public show of support for same-sex marriage.
Raymond Wardingley, reportedly a perennial political candidate and professional clown, made the request to the cardinal in a letter Monday, reported Newsday yesterday.
Wardinley has argued that if the mayor or any other Catholic breaks Church law, they should not be allowed to be in the Church.
A spokesperson said the cardinal met with Daley in private last week but would not comment publicly beyond a statement that same-sex marriage is not possible according to Church teaching.