(This post also appears in my Gazette blog)
I must confess that Pope Francis’s ‘revelation’ that, yes, there is a gay lobby in the Vatican has left me yawning. He says the Cardinals will work on fixing it . . . yah, right. Like that will happen, eh? Anyway, does anyone, besides him, really care if sex-starved consenting priests pleasure each other? . . . Yawn . . . I would prefer they had sex with each other than commit crimes against kids. I wish the pope would address that issue.
Meanwhile, after reading so many boring news reports about the pope’s comments, I came across a report on the Queerty site that brought a smile to my face. Here’s a brief excerpt; read the full report by clicking on this link:
The scandal-plagued Vatican has had its fairy share of gay drama, more recently than usual; from the Pope’s Clooney-esque sexetary he’s purportedly living with to Cardinal O’Brien’s secret boyfriend and unwanted overtures to four male priests. Then of course there was the whole gay prostitute ring in 2010 and hidden camera video of priests having sex in bathhouses.
We’ll be damned (more than usual) if this gay lobby doesn’t sound like the only fun part of the Vatican. It’s no wonder everyone’s dragging their robes on this “reformation.”
At least somebody is having fun with this “news” story.
I think it’s probably within the Pope’s power to allow Catholic clergy to marry. But sex out of marriage and – gasp – gay sex? I think we’ll need more than one Pope to get through all that lot! But you’re right, if it was only some small insignificant sect, but it’s not – it’s still a world-wide power that has access to people when they are at they’re most vulnerable.
Good points, Paul.
The distinctions between protestant, catholic, roman catholic, presbyterian, etc eludes me. Its still the same religions to me. I get that the catholic pope is supposedly divine.
But when these exposures of humanity within the church is known, it confirms what we already know- Religion or not, these are still human beings and human beings have needs, religion or no. Using religion to mask those needs only further limits their understanding of their needs, like an immature newborn not taught to walk, talk, or read to fulfill the need to be social, think constructively and critically. This will then lead to frustration and might lead to aggression? The sexual acts in the church just shows how the need to be intimate has given way to homosexual activity.
wheter of initial homosexual disposition or not, we need an individual understanding of ourselves by exploring what we want or have a need to know. Not without thinking it through first. Many a person fail at the throughly thinking it through bit, but I believe if we approach anything as who we are, as our true self, true nature, we can come out of it getting what we want and constructing a rewarding, loving, and fulfilling life for ourselves.