Thursday, September 15, 2005

WWJD? Ostracize!!!

Investigators appointed by the Vatican have been instructed to review each of the 229 Roman Catholic seminaries in the United States for "evidence of homosexuality" and for faculty members who dissentfrom church teaching, according to a document prepared to guide the process. (NY Times 9/15)
Like the Catholic Church hasn't enough trouble recruiting Americans for its own churches - now, you can't have "strong homosexual inclinations" or suffer potential banishment for the seminary. I can only hope Pope Benedict XVI is assigning some cardinals to come up with a list of things to be aware and consider. That should be as interesting as the Reagan administration determining what is pornography.

My prediction -- half the room would be all too accurate with a list, commenting "Or so I have heard in a confessional." The other half would have trouble identifying Liberace, banning only men with mustaches in black leather chaps with no pants.

Sadly, this is another example of the demonization of homosexuals. They are not "recruiting," and they are no more interested in little boys than are "breeder" males interested in little girls.


Otto Man said...

I'm starting to think the Vatican is actively trying to destroy the Catholic Church in America.

Step 1: Let the pedophilia scandal spread unabated, and respond to it in a way that makes millions lose faith in the church's leadership.

Step 2: Become partisan hacks in the 2004 election, telling liberal Catholics that they're not good Catholics for being pro-choice, while ignoring things conservative Catholics favor (death penalty, war, tax cuts for the rich) when that's in contrast to the Church's teachings.

Step 3: Now that the faithful no longer respect the church leadership or each other, go after the priests. Root out the gays and thereby reduce the numbers of priests even more, making things even worse at the local level.

Step 4: Pope Benedict marries Britney Spears.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

And I thought I was doing fine by repressing my homosexual urges.

Studiodave said...

I wonder if watching Queer Eye for the Straight Guy makes you have "gay tendencies." Well-groomed, neat, polite, in shape - thank God I don't watch, much. In my boxers. In the dark.

Otto Man said...

Think unsexy thoughts, think unsexy thoughts....