Catholic Church Says Celibate Gay Priests are Alright

Well, award a GLAAD award:

Vatican document expected to be made public soon says the Church will allow gay men who have lived chastely for three years to be candidates for the priesthood.

I will say this is a step of progress. To get back to the celibacy vow and the fact that one’s sexuality doesn’t matter if you are celibate anyway, right? Maybe a trajectory correction from homosexuals = pedophiles meme.

5 thoughts on “Catholic Church Says Celibate Gay Priests are Alright

  1. Jim

    But it’s ok for heterosexuals to have had sex up until the night before entering the priesthood? The Church needs to realize that the problem is not gay priest as boys and girls have been abused…the problem is expecting a man to deny his sexuality for a lifetime. The solution is opening up the priesthood to married individuals and to women.

  2. Michael

    [quote]The solution is opening up the priesthood to married individuals and to women.[/quote]

    Jim limiting the definition of sexuality to intercourse is very narrow. Your and my sexuality are expressed in a number of ways. I know many people who are living a chaste single life, by design or default. None of them have been arrested for molesting children. Married men molest children at a high rate. There is nothing in the pathology of a molester that indicates that single men molest at a higher rate than those who are married. The ability to have sex does not decrease the desire fo molest. Lastly, how Women Clergy fits into a conversation about men with homosexual tendencies is beyond me. It is just one of those liberal throw-aways.

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