This might help the Pope with threats to humanity

The Pope thinks that gay marriage is a threat to humanity. Yet his church and he remains silent about his priests buggering boys.

Perhaps this will help him.

 


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  • Pope Benedict never mentions “gay marriage” explicitly in his speech.  That’s been extrapolated by journalists and seized upon by the NZ media as one of the few things the Pope says that’s considered worth reporting.

    Furthermore, the abuse of boys by male priest is a homosexual phenomena.  Something that has been looked at intensely, condemned over and over again (the Pope calls men who do this, “filth”), and policies have been put in place to weed out potential priests with homosexual tendencies in order that those who become priests can live chaste lives without having overwhelming urges that seem to over come them.   Not every one can become a eunuch for the Kingdom.

    • James

      Lucia overlooks the little matter of paedophilia being about sexual attraction to pre pubescent children of EITHER sex. That a pedo may seem to have committed offences against one gender only is usually due to not having equal access to both so he takes what’s availible.

      • Paul Rain

        So all the school teachers that exclusively rape one sex were at single-sex schools? Um.. doesn’t hold up in the light of real life evidence.

      • James (and others),

        Most sexual abuse committed by priests (80%) has been against post-pubescent boys.  The problem has not been paedophilia as everyone likes to make out, but pederasty – older men targeting teenagers.

    • Alex

      “Furthermore, the abuse of boys by male priest is a homosexual
      phenomena.  Something that has been looked at intensely, condemned over
      and over again (the Pope calls men who do this, “filth”), and policies
      have been put in place to weed out potential priests with homosexual
      tendencies in order that those who become priests can live chaste lives
      without having overwhelming urges that seem to over come them.   Not
      every one can become a eunuch for the Kingdom.”

      What a crock of shit!

      Paedophilia has nothing to do with homosexuality; same sex attraction has nothing to do with it.  The defining characteristic is sexual attraction by adults to children — be those children the same or different sex as the abuser.  In some ways, paedophilia is a separate orientation (of course in saying that, I’m not legitimising it).  Once again, there is this sickening attempt to make it look like homosexuality and paedophilia are interchangeable.   

      As typical with Catholic apologists, you deliberately omit that it hasn’t only been altar boys abused; young girls have been too.  So it is also a “heterosexual” phenomena as well by your own “logic”. So also by your logic the Church should be removing priests with heterosexual tendencies.

      Your post reflects what I and so many hate about the Catholic Church and its deluded defenders: the sheer dishonesty, failure to accept responsibility and attempt to finger an already marginalised community (ie GLBT people) as the devil in our amidst.  And meanwhile the abuse victims will still suffer.

      The cause of the sex abuse problem is twofold: (1) that the Church is corrupt, closed power crazed sect and (2) it doesn’t allow its priests to live balanced lives and express their sexuality in a healthy way. 

      It’s posts like this that remind me why my Protestant ancestors so loathed Roman Catholics.

  • ZenTiger

    The Pope did not specifically say that Gay Marriage was a threat to humanity, that is the sole implication the media chose to take.  His comment was actually much more expansive, but specifically talked about condemning sex selection of the baby and embryonic stem cell research

    The family unit is fundamental
    for the educational process and for the development both of individuals and
    States; hence there is a need for policies which promote the family and aid
    social cohesion and dialogue. It is in the family that we become open to the
    world and to life and, as I pointed out during
    my visit to Croatia, “openness to
    life is a sign of openness to the future”.[3]
    In this context of openness to life, I note with satisfaction the recent
    sentence of the Court of Justice of the European Union forbidding patenting
    processes relative to human embryonic stem cells, as well as the resolution of
    the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe condemning prenatal
    selection on the basis of sex.

  • Dr Wang

    I haven’t seen that “Priest Off” clip for ages – an oldie, but a goodie!

  • nasska

    Brilliant!  Finally some good news for the altar boys who put their arses on the line for the Vatican.

  • ChrisP

    Oh I love it how Slater points his finger at the Catholics and ignores the abuse in his own SDA Church. Credibility = ZERO

    • nasska

      The SDA have a bit of history in child sex abuse but when it comes to boy bothering the Catholic clergy take the biscuit.

      They are leaders in their field……the SDA would have to indulge in mass sodomy in the street to beat them.

      • Paul Rain

        Well, at least they’re not school teachers.

    • Alex

      So what about SDA abuse! Is WO personally responsible?  Is he the head of SDA? Is he blaming homosexuals for it?  Just what is your point? 

  • Alex

    Roman Catholic by any chance? 

    • nasska

      Yeah…right!

  • ZenTiger

    Alex, I think most lay Catholics in the Church are not trying to minimise the harm caused by priests who abused children and teens, nor the people that covered this up.  We are aware of changes made, and of millions in reparations made and understand that still is not enough.

    The main motivation you see here is defending the vast majority of priests (over 95%) that are good people, who are devoted and work hard.  I’ve meet many of these types and they do not deserve to be tarred with the same brush as a pedophile or a pederast.

    Personally, I think the death sentence would be suitable for some of the guilty.  Equally, I am not happy that the ones turned over to the secular authorities far too often received minimal sentences from those authorities (I’m thinking particularly in the 60s and 70s).  We should all collectively be outraged such crimes were treated so lightly by the courts back then.

    • Alex

      And over 95% of homosexuals are not paedophiles or pederasts, and are getting mighty sick of seen as such by the Bishop of Rome and people like Maria Luca. 

      Do unto others….

  • Steve and Monique.

    No matter which church has the most problems with buggering boys.They all should be held accountable.and not hide behind their faith.Put the buggers where they deserve.Have a couple ideas,but none are legal.

  • Anonymous

    It’s quite disingenuous to say that the Pope was not referring to gay marriage or gay partnerships. No matter how he couches his language or dances around the exact phrase ‘gay marriage’, it’s pretty obvious to anybody what he is talking about. Everybody, that is, who doesn’t have their fingers stuck in their ears and chanting “la la la can’t hear you!”

    Personally, I think the Pope is a cunt. But that’s just my opinion.

  • Monique

    A few of these posts from various religions proves one thing to me, still the churches don’t care about the victims – whether they be pre or post-pubescent,or from any religion, how dare any sadistic sanctimonious piece of filth rob someone of their childhood and think they can do seven hale Mary’s or confess to their sin but it can never be used as evidence because of the whole religion/law bullshit. If these nutters were as emphatic about protecting children and judged themselves as harshly as they do others, the world would be a safer place.  I don’t have a problem with religion as such as the concept seems nice but it seems that alot of people don’t have the nouse to practice it without getting their own bigotted beliefs clouding it.

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