New York City council speaker Christine Quinn is backing the Catholic
Church in its efforts to honor Mother Teresa at the Empire State
Building on her 100th birthday.
Quinn, a lesbian who typically finds herself fighting the Catholic Church's conservative dogma, supported the Catholic League's efforts to have the iconic Empire State Building illuminated with blue and white lights on what would have been Mother Teresa's 100th birthday, on August 26.
The skyscraper's owners will not give permission to light the building for this occasion, but they did to honor the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and the Yankees' World Series victory, according to Fox News in New York.
The initial request to light the building was submitted in February but was not rejected until this month. Members of the Catholic League threaten a mass protest August 26 in front of the building if their request is not honored.