Thursday, April 15, 2010

Papa Don't Preach...

"Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and paedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and paedophilia. That is true. That is the problem." And these are the EXACT words said by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state.



To be honest (not in a harsh way), we all know that this is completely BULL SH*T! Paedophilia is a bloody CRIME and gayness is a sexuality enjoyed between consenting adults! I don't even know why I'm mad about his comment, but I am!

Seriously, it's SO obvious that the church is trying to cover up the bad things and embrace the 'good things'. Sounds shady to me, seeing it'd be a lot better if they could admit their wrongdoings and bring those sick priests into justice, but it seems to me they don't even know the difference between right and wrong.

8 comments:

Jeremiah Andrews said...

The church is looking for a scape goat and the gays are gonna get it between the eyes. They won't own up to fault, so let's pin it on someone else. Bastards....

And God Wept ...

Jeremy

Titeuf said...

It shouldn't have shocked me either, knowing that the Vatican is not the most progressive institution within the Catholic Church.
Even though, stating there is a link between paedophilia & being gay, has insulted me in the most direct way.
Luckily, I live in Belgium where the Church doesn't have a great influence, so this ridiculous statement will not have big effect.

However, I am thinking of countries where the church has enormous influence, and where this statement will DEFINITELY have an effect on thousands of gays. This will give their society one more reason not to accept gays, because the top of the Vatican has said so...

I find it a criminal statement, as is the position on "condoms", moreover since this is a statement you do not do "out of the blue". This is "panic football" as we call it...

I recently saw on facebook a group that had a perfect solution for world hunger: sell the Vatican & feed the hungry... It is even a deed of mercy!

Simon said...

Men who dress in frocks, surround themselves with ostentatious wealth, impose 'celibacy'on their priesthood and preach to others about how to live their lives, while refusing to review their views re the condom and safer sex issues for the worlds poor are probably best avoided. They are in a mess having hidden this enclave of kiddy fiddlers (quite possibly since the 13th century celibacy edict) and the rest of the world is finally waking up to this 'Christian' institution....

Anonymous said...

here we go...
more delusioal dishonesty...
here in the US our experets say the opposite, that except for a small lunatic fringe of deeply disturbed self proclaimed and self promoting sickos, child sexual abuse and man-boy love is a hetero mental disorder.

humans tend to hate that which they fear the most...one wonders why the vatican now needs to conveniently shift the blame to homos. if that is truly the case, they better start trembling in their boots over all the gay cardinals, archbishops, bishops, abbots, monks, nuns, priests, deacons and religious brothers and sisters in their mindst, either enduring the madness of the church leaders or hiding their gaity in the shadows and folds of the church. all these gay folk are a eritable army hidden within the Church's own establishment.

unfortunately the chuch has been lieing to itself and the world for millenia about its clergy and their sexual wanderings and diviances...this has finely hoaned their own mega-culture of denial, dissimulation, disinformation and cover up. It speaks pooly of them as vendors of the Divine Truth...it is a blasphemey against their God.

my fear is it will take an eternity for them to come clean and be honest with God, themselves and everyone else. meanwhile they are poised to heap more abuse and suffering on an already overly exploited, persecuted and targeted minority.

may God forgive is all and help us all!

PAX DOMINI SIT SEMPER VOBISCUM!!!

p

Craig said...

There has been a recent study that suggests that pedophilia is one result of emotionally immature men who have been deprived of a healthy socio-sexual development that comes as we mature physically and emotionally by testing ourselves in healthy relationships. Many Catholic clergy were sequestered at an early age, 14 or younger. I remember being invited to consider a “Vocation” or “calling” in the 8th grade. I recognized I was too immature to make that kind of choice at that age. I have many friends who are Catholic Priests and most of them are gay. None of them are a pedophile. The gay priest friends had a healthy sexual outlet in one another and where not tempted to move out of an appropriate adult relationship. Sex with parishioners is never healthy, sex with children is always destructive to all concerned.

Eric Whitney said...

I suppose it shouldn't come as a surprise, but it's still pretty shocking the homo-pedophile link still lives on in these guys' minds.

those conservative catholics will believe anything, demonize anyone. i was in barcelona a few years ago, and wound up in a conversation with a mucky muck of opus dei about Catalunya's recent vote of autonomy from spain he told me it was a deal between the socialists and the homosexuals, and that God wouldn't let it stand. this from a cosmopolitan guy who is also a highly regarded businessman.

luckily for the catholics, their nuns are showing some balls; maybe they'll make a dent.

Anonymous said...

o cmon there are alot more perverted, both straight and gay, priests out there. but they are not making any move about it. biggest hypocracy and cover up they do for along time already.

Darryl said...

Having "come up" within the Catholic parochial school system, I have always believed that the church takes such a false and horrible stance because "How else can it fill the ranks of a 'celibate' priesthood except by instilling self hatred into a select sexually immature few individuals in order to carry on such an inane and disproved tradition?".... I share the outrage! ... my partner and I are not religious due to such idiocy!

Darryl in Atlanta