November 25, 2005

Vatican paper on gays slammed as hypocritical


November 24 2005 at 02:37AM

Vatican City - A new Vatican document on homosexuality in the Catholic priesthood has touched off a storm of criticism from those who say the church is missing the point and using gays as scapegoats for its sex scandals.

The document, which says the church can admit those who have clearly overcome homosexual tendencies for at least three years, is due to be released officially next week.

But it said practising homosexuals and those with "deep-seated" gay tendencies and those who support a gay culture should be barred, a stand which was welcomed by conservatives both in the Catholic Church and in other religions.

Posted by kshaw at November 25, 2005 06:58 AM