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Thu Sep 20, 2018, 10:19 AM

Good News: RCC Leadership knows the cause of the abuse--it's the gay priests!

Some of the pope's adversaries in the church, such as Cardinal Raymond Burke, have another explanation: Gay priests are to blame, they say. Most abuse incidents, Burke told an interviewer last month, consist of "homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men."

"It seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals," Burke said, "that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root."

Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, Wisconsin, writing to Catholics in his diocese last month, noted that the recent incidents of clergy abuse involved "deviant sexual almost exclusively homosexual acts by clerics."

"It is time to admit," Morlino wrote, "that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord." . . . "I would say that homosexuality is at the root of this," Morlino answered.


Full Article from NPR

Add to the growing list of why the RCC needs to just stop and go away.

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Reply Good News: RCC Leadership knows the cause of the abuse--it's the gay priests! (Original post)
Cuthbert Allgood Sep 2018 OP
MineralMan Sep 2018 #1
Cuthbert Allgood Sep 2018 #4
MineralMan Sep 2018 #5
edhopper Sep 2018 #2
Act_of_Reparation Sep 2018 #3
Voltaire2 Sep 2018 #6

Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 12:27 PM

1. Homosexuality does not cause child sexual abuse.

That is not to say that setting up a patriarchal, male-only structure that requires celibacy isn't attractive to gay men. But that has nothing to do with child sexual abuse. It's more a structural issue among the clergy, really.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 03:20 PM

4. I know gay priests that don't abuse kids.

It's just stunning that anyone supports this organization anymore. Stunning.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 03:23 PM

5. Stunning, I agree.

Of course, I don't know why anyone bothers with religion at all, though, so my opinion probably doesn't matter much to those who do.

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 01:37 PM

2. Wow, that's new

the RCC demonizing homosexuality....NOT!

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 02:59 PM

3. Just a few years ago they were blaming the victims for seducing their rapists.

So... uh... that's progress?

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Response to Cuthbert Allgood (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2018, 04:08 PM

6. It is a criminal cartel.

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