November 28, 2005

GOUGE AWAY: Vatican gives another example of bigotry against gay people

The Ball State Daily News

Jonathan Titchenal
November 28, 2005

It’s official. According to the Vatican, your priest will be straight, will act straight and will not support gay-related things in any way — or else.

According to a Tuesday Associated Press article, the Vatican is set to issue a document which states that the Roman Catholic Church, “while deeply respecting the people in question, cannot admit to the seminary and the sacred orders those who practice homosexuality, present deeply rooted homosexual tendencies or support so-called gay culture.”

Let me repeat that. Not only can you not be a priest if you are gay, you aren’t allowed to join the club if you even act gay or support anything in any way related to gay things.

The document went on to say: “Those people find themselves, in fact, in a situation that presents a grave obstacle to a correct relationship with men and women. One cannot ignore the negative consequences that can stem from the ordination of people with deeply rooted homosexual tendencies.”

Where, exactly, is the “deeply respecting” in this?

Posted by kshaw at November 28, 2005 11:57 AM