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OMG, this pissed me OFF!

Cardinal Bertone

momlogic's Vivian: According to a report in the New York Daily News, the Vatican's second- in-command blames homosexuality instead of celibacy for the child sex-abuse scandals that are rocking the Catholic Church.

In a news conference on Monday, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone said, "Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia," adding, "there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true .... That is the problem."

Chilean gay-rights advocates got right on the horn. "Neither Bertone nor the Vatican has the moral authority to give lessons on sexuality," said Rolando Jimenez, president of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation in Chile. "This is a perverse strategy by the Vatican to shirk its own ethical and legal responsibility by making a spurious and disgusting connection."

WORD.

Then you have a fool like Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League -- who took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to stick in his two cents. He called this brand of child abuse a "homosexual crisis" because "eighty percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse are male."

GRR ...!

And now, for the pro-gay take: "Even the pope, during his 2008 visit to the United States, said that this crisis is not about gays and lesbians," said Jim FitzGerald, executive director of Call to Action, a Catholic movement working for equality and justice in the Church and society.

WTF? Seriously, hand me a Tums. Damn right, it's a homosexual crisis: It's a crisis that the gay community STILL has to suffer through this kind of moronic, uneducated judgement by religious figureheads out to justify their own criminal behavior.

An a**hole, by any other name, would reek just the same. My gays are some of the most honorable, straightforward, ethical people on this planet, and would sooner perish than harm a hair on a child's head. Homosexuality has absolutely NOTHING to do with how these pedophiles exploit the faith placed in them -- by virtue of their position -- to prey on an innocent child.

Brit authors like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens want to bring charges against the pope for the scandal. Hey -- I'm all for the Catholic Church being held accountable for these crimes, but I'm not sure that arresting the wrong guy is the answer, either.

What do you guys think?


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8 comments so far | Post a comment now
Kristin April 13, 2010, 2:33 PM

They WOULD say something like that. For God’s sake… No homosexual person that *I* know would ever harm a child either!!

Vanessa S April 13, 2010, 2:44 PM

You have got to be kidding me…

Gina April 13, 2010, 4:50 PM

Yes, and it was also the reason for the Church to harbor Nazi. Seriously? It wouldn’thave anything to do with the fact that one could be a very active pedophile and instead of going to jail, the chuch just moves to a new buffet. I am officially a Buddist.

what April 13, 2010, 8:37 PM

Are you upset he told the truth, or are you upset what the truth is?

melvin polatnick April 13, 2010, 10:45 PM

Effeminate altar boys who can be substituted for girls are often sodomized by heterosexual priests who find it difficult to form a secretive relationship with an adult female. Effeminate boys mixed in with an adult prison population would also be abused. The French Foreign Legion was famous for sexually abusing their water boys. It is true that a few homosexuals priests share the guilt, but most have enough sexual contact with adults.

joe lawrence April 14, 2010, 5:10 AM

“Enough sexual contact with adults”? Celibacy is not the problem. I am aware of no study or valid argument connecting celibacy with pedophilia.

Most sexual abusers are men. Are we to conclude that being a man causes one to be a pedophile? Even if most abusers were celibate (which is certainly not true), we could not conclude that celibacy is the cause. Instead, celibacy is a beautiful vocation that is often misunderstood in the modern era of selfishness.

Here is a good article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-james-martin-sj/its-not-about-celibacy-bl_b_533037.html

suzanne May 19, 2010, 9:51 AM

Its the church to blame.
Its celibacy to blame.
Its homosexuality to blame.

How about we stop blaming these things and blame the right person, the paedolphile: sexuality, celibacy and the church have nothing to do with it. Besides if one was celibate, one would not have sex with anyone, adult, child, male, female.

More sexual assaults occur outside the church than in it. Fathers/Uncles/Brothers/Coaches/Teachers…. Do we then say having a brother and being an uncle is the cause of paedophilia.

As for the church being accountable, do we hold every school district/education minister accountable when it is a teacher. No we hold the individual accountable. Do schools districts transfer teacher, you better believe they do. Been there, seen it. Only took 25 years for the teacher responsible to finally be dragged into court. 25 years of transfers and cover ups.

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