October 04, 2005

Raiding the Catholic closet

The Daily of the University of Washington

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Live on pay-per-view, the Roman Catholic Church will duke it out with (gasp!) The gays! Ladies and gentlemen, let's hear it one more time for the hypocrisy of religion.

Late last month The New York Times reported that Pope Benedict XVI plans to sign a document barring homosexuals from the Catholic priesthood. The issue of homosexuality in the church has been a hot topic for years, but this document evidently aims to end that debate by placing a rigid ban on ordaining any additional homosexual priests, even if they are celibate.

Understandably, the Vatican wants to clean up its image after that whole child molestation freak show. And although the gay man does make an ideal scapegoat, the church has clearly nailed the wrong opponent.

Posted by kshaw at October 4, 2005 08:11 AM