Monday, November 22, 2010

File this under D for "DUH!": German Expert Says Many Catholc Priests are Gay

The Irish Times reported over the weekend that widespread homophobia in the Catholic Church is due to the large number of self-loathing gays in the clergy. This striking revelation comes from German theologian and ex-priest David Berger, who was once a publisher for for a Catholic magazine.

The article says:
David Berger, an expert on St Thomas Aquinas and former publisher of a Catholic magazine, has called for Rome to own up to the gay priests in its midst and alter its attitudes and teaching on homosexuality.

“It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined,” Mr Berger told Der Spiegel magazine.

“The worst homophobia in the Catholic Church comes from homophile priests, who are desperately fighting their own sexuality,” he said. “Obviously, those who follow their urges are repudiated more fiercely when one is so painfully repressing that disposition oneself.”
For those of you born after the Great Depression, "homophile" is an old-timey word for "homosexual", which is an old-timey word for "out and proud gay or lesbian person". Berger says that as a teen he was drawn to conservative Catholic orthodoxy in an attempt to hide his own same-sex attraction. He is writing a book about his experiences as a closeted priest in hopes that the church will take a closer look at itself and change its position on the gays.  

Here's the part where I go on a rant.

As a recovering Catholic, I can tell you what every little gay Catholic boy knows: every devout Catholic mother wants her son to be a priest. Those moms put an incredible amount of pressure on their gay sons to join the priesthood. They view their boys' lack of interest in girls as a sign from God that Junior is a perfect fit for the whole celibacy thing.

My Irish-Catholic grandmother hit the jackpot twice by having a son who became a pedophile priest and a daughter who became a nun. Her other kids referred to them as "Pride" and "Joy".  She had a chapel in her home where her F'ed-up gay son the priest said mass every morning before breakfast when he was home on vacation. She knew she had a front row seat reserved in heaven and never missed an opportunity to rub it in her friends' faces.

When the Catholic church ~ or any church ~ pushes an anti-gay agenda and brainwashes gay kids to believe horrible lies about themselves because of something they have no control over, and that their only salvation is to become part of that despicable institution, church leaders shouldn't be surprised to find out that they have a lot of psychologically damaged gays and lesbians in their midst!

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1 comment:

  1. Rome...the blatantly jewel-lined Vatican...will never,ever own-up to all the self-loathing gays in their midst.It is contrary to their holy self-exaltation, and to their control over millions of sheep who blindly contribute billions to the church in hopes of enterring the pearly gates. I believe it is abhorently harmful,paradoxical,hypocritical etc etc. It is up to the sheep to put their wallets away,their glasses on,and read and educate themselves.


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