The Pope is considering banning gay men from becoming priests and removing priests who are gay from service. Interesting on so many levels, really. My thoughts:
- I wonder when they’re going to remove all the lesbian nuns.
- The pedophile scandals will continue, because the priests molesting kids aren’t gay, and the gay priests aren’t molesting kids.
- With the gay priests gone, they may as well fold up the church and go home, because no one else is joining the priesthood except the pedophiles.
- I feel terrible for the retired priest from my mom’s parish, Father James Bates, who is gay, openly celibate, and an active part of the gay community. He is a great guy who served devotedly his whole life, kept his vows, but still acknowledged who he is. I sat and talked to him one night at a gay bar downtown about the church and its treatment of gay people. What the church is doing is both shortsighted and disrespectful of wonderful people like Father Jim.
Sounds like the church has it all worked out. Good luck with that one, guys. I’m so glad I left.