Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Vatican Blames Catholic Priest Scandal on Homosexuality

The Vatican has determined why so many priests and bishops abuse children.  It is not due to the fact that the Catholic Church holds its priests to an outdated and unnecessary standard. Nor is it due to the fact that the strict religous views of the Church often turn natural behaviors into sins. No, it is the gays' fault.

That is right. The Vatican has officially blamed the entire child abuse scandal on homosexuality. Homosexuality is a sin, all homosexuals are also child molesters, it is a sickness, and that is why their poor priests and bishops abuse children.

I hope anyone reading this is also scratching their head and saying "huh?"  This makes absolutely no sense at all. Homosexuality is a naturally occuring condition. It has been documented in the wild. It was considered the norm in many ancient cultures. And per every 100, there is not a greater rate of homosexual child molesters than hetersexual ones.

The Vatican is just joining the "not me" culture and trying to blame somebody else for their problems. Maybe if they lifted the outdated ban on marriage for clergy members, people who have those types of tendancies wouldn't be as eager to join. Or, maybe if they realized that homosexuality is natural and not a sin, those within the faith who are homossexual wouldn't feel like they were outcasts, and wouldn't try to hide themselves behind the priesthood.

Although I don't think the Church will have that kind of foresight anytime soon, I always hope that the day will someday come. In the meantime, I would really like to hear your thoughts on the subject.


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  2. Se la vie, tis the way life is, I'm not too naive to know that. Still sad though.

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