What was the Catholic church's initial reaction to rampant child abuse in its ranks? I believe that would be "decades of lies and obfuscation". Now they are taking a new tack. According to reports, Pope Benedict and the Vatican will be releasing a document banning homosexuals from the clergy.
Celibate or not, if you are gay, they don't want you. What was that crap again about "love the sinner, hate the sin"? I've always hated that shit anyway, but when they don't even bother to adhere to their own ridiculous propaganda, it drives me insane. P.S. What the hell does all this have to do with pedophilia anyway? Check the statistics and then let's talk about straight vs. gay in those ranks. I hope this report is true. It'll just hasten the extinction of this religion. They don't have enough priests now. They will not only recruit fewer priests, but also lose quite a few, I would hope, over this hypocrisy. They'll also be encouraging more lies and deception, another proud chapter in an illustrious history of it.
Homosexuals, even those who are celibate, will be barred from becoming Roman
Catholic priests, a church official
said Wednesday, under stricter rules soon to be released on one of the most
sensitive issues facing the church.
I was raised Catholic.