Pope's banning gay clergy
I think we all knew this was coming.
Pope Approves Gay Priest Ban:
(Rome) Pope Benedict XVI has reportedly approved a recommendation that gays be barred from the priesthood.
In a report from Rome the conservative Catholic publication Catholic World News says that bishops will be directed to exclude gays from seminaries.
The recommendation is contained in a document prepared by the Congregation for Catholic Education and Seminaries - the body that oversees all Catholic seminaries.
It was delivered to Pope Benedict earlier this month (story) but was not made public because the Vatican did not want it to conflict with the papal visit to Cologne.
There's no doubt about it: the Catholic Church is going to go through some major changes in the upcoming years.
Here's an interesting bit:
CNW reports that the document says that gay men should not be admitted to seminaries even if they are celibate, "because their condition suggests a serious personality disorder which detracts from their ability to serve as ministers."
Priests who have already been ordained "if they suffer from homosexual impulses, are strongly urged to renew their dedication to chastity, and a manner of life appropriate to the priesthood."
You know, I've got a better idea. How about YOU pull your dress-wearing ass out of the middle ages and try practicing some actual, I don't know, lessons that Jesus taught.
Or would you, Ratzie, rather sit up in your little corner of the world, wearing that dress and hat ensemble while you make up rules about us - people who have actully been in love with other people and held relationships with those people.
There's a reason less and less of us young people are affiliating ourselves with your Church.
And one of those reasons is that you are a self-obsessed asshole preaching a religion that should have been reconsidered in the 14th century.