Monday, November 14, 2005

Fall gays--I mean guys

After months of leaks, an Italian newspaper, Il Giornale of Milan, is reporting that the Vatican will finally release a document on ordaining gay men on Nov. 29. It seems that only those with "deep-seated" homosexual tendencies, along with those who support the "so-called gay culture," will be excluded. Those who have "resolved" their same-sex attractions could be admitted as long as it's been three years since the "resolution."

Does that mean you can be ordained if you become straight? Or just lie about it?

All this will amount to, though, is another slap in the face for gay and lesbian Catholics and clergy. Evidently baptism is insufficient to wash away the effects of the "instrinsic disorder" of homosexuality.

How many times do psychologists have to say it: There is no direct connection between homosexuality and sex abuse. Period. Most abusers are heterosexual men.

Perhaps cooler, more intelligent and informed heads will prevail before Nov. 29. I hope so, anyway. I'll take a gay priest who is aware and integrated over one who has "resolved" his sexuality, whatever that means.


At 6:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really don't think they (the Vatican / hierarchy) want to keep gay men out of the seminary. Rather they just want to keep them closeted -- and therefore, unhealthy.


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