On Thursday, October 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Salvatore Cordileone will be installed as the ninth archbishop of the good saint’s namesake city. Cordileone, one of the most dynamic young bishops of the universal Church, will be installed at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption.
The appointment of Cordileone, a powerful defender of marriage, the family, the right to life, and of the Magisterium has thrilled traditional Catholics. But not all San Franciscans are sharing the joy. A motley group of anti-Catholics plan to protest the event.
Opponents include members of what’s left of the Occupy movement, a group called “End Pornography and Patriarchy,” and pro-pornography homosexualists. Leading the charge is a man who goes by the pseudonym of “Sister Zsa Zsa Glamour” of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The “Sisters” are probably best known for their annual “Hunky Jesus Contest” a mockery of the passion and crucifixion of Jesus Christ held annually on Easter Sunday in San Francisco’s Dolores Park.
On September 26, Mark Schreiber wrote an article in the San Francisco Examiner about the planned protests. The article was subsequently picked up by the SF Weekly and KQED News. Mr. Schrieber began “In the realm of local activism, next week’s planned protests against the installation of San Francisco’s new archbishop could reach biblical proportions. The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence — a group of gay-rights activists whose members satirically wear the garb of Roman Catholic nuns — is furious about the recent naming of Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone to lead San Francisco’s 91-parish archdiocese. The Sisters are targeting Cordileone mostly for his central role in advocacy and fundraising for Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage statewide in 2008.”
The only protestor quoted in Schreiber’s article was “Glamour”: “’Traditional demonstrations with signs don’t work anymore,’” said Sister Zsa Zsa Glamour, who declined to provide a real name. ‘We’re still deciding on how best to respond to his installation.’” Either Mr. Schreiber did not want to reveal “Glamour’s” identity, or he is a not-too-competent reporter. “Glamour’s” real name is not at all difficult to find. He is Mark Kliem. “Glamour” himself reveals it on his website:
“Every year Mark Adams of VidioView.com publishes a list of “Most Interesting Person In The Wonderful World of Gay Porn.” This year, Sister Zsa Zsa (that’s me) made the list! The list of Most Interesting is compiled from suggestions from other people in the industry, and here’s what it said: ‘My colleague Onan The Vulgarian offers this: I’d like to say thank-you to Mark Kliem, aka Sister Zsa Zsa Glamour, for his Epistle to the Porn Industry…’”
Given the tone of Schreiber’s article it is easy to see why “Glamour”/Kleim’s real identity was not revealed. Kleim is a producer of homosexualist pornography. He is the owner of Lavender Lounge Studios. His mission statement says, in part “I employ a simple formula for making videos at Lavender Lounge extra smoking hot: the models choose their own partner. When a model approaches me to do a video for Lavender Lounge, I ask him to pick a guy he really wants to…. I have been working in the adult industry since 1996 and I am very excited to bring you new series of videos that is the best work of my career. Mark Kliem, Producer and Owner of Lavender Lounge Studios.”
Side note: The September 28 commemorative welcoming edition of Catholic San Francisco, the newspaper of the archdiocese of San Francisco ran to 40 pages. In addition to Catholics, welcoming ads were taken out by the Church of Latter Day Saints, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, and pro-life hero Walter Hoye.