As anyone knows, the Catholic Church, has been dumping on gay people for centuries, but more since gay rights really began in the 1970s and especially now under the former Cardinal Joe Ratzinger aka Pope Benedict . By the way, please don’t bother writing that it is the behaviour, not the person they condemn. That is like saying I have nothing against Catholics, it is just the practice of Catholicism I condemn.
If I want a course in sophistry I will take one elsewhere.
Lately, the Catholic Church has launched broadsides against the growing movement for marriage or civil union rights for gay couples. The same church that does not recognize civil marriage does not want gay couples to have a marriage they do not recognize! Go figure! The present Pope has been putting pressure on European legislators to oppose any such laws. In the US, the former Pope John Paul in the 1990s sent a letter to all Bishops saying that discrimination against gays and lesbians could be justified in employment and housing.
There is a growing desire among many gays to strike back at them the next time they attack us by “outing” gay Catholic priests.
As gay people are aware, there is a very large number of Catholic Priests who are gay and have an active sex life in secret. I do not claim it is the majority of them, and for goodness’ sake please do not ask me for a cite: that sort of thing can hardly be quantified or studied objectively. But in every diocese we see priestly hypocrites who serve their homophobic organization by day and chase around the baths and gay bars by night.
Personally, as a gay man who has been happilly married to the same guy for over 30 years, I do not frequent baths and bars, but it is a known fact in the gay community which ones are the priests in civies (or walking around in towels).
When I went on vacation to Key West a couple of years ago, there were SIX different guys at the gay resort I stayed at who admitted to me they were priests. What was really cute was watching these collaborators sneak off to Sunday Mass at “Mary Queen of the Sea” (no jokes about the name) after cruising the clubs and bars of Key West the night before. Then, when their vacation ended, they all went back to their parishes in St. Louis, New York, etc. to support the Mother Church and the Pope in their preaching of Eternal Truth and Proven Morality. What bloody frauds!
In this day and age of cell phone photography, it would not be difficult for a small and organized group of gay people to catch these collaborators “in the act”. Then, the next time Ratzinger and his friends attack, you “out” a few of his priests in Europe and America. Maybe “out” several a day in retaliation.
I would never “out” a person just because they were gay. I normally respect a right to privacy. But closet gay hypocrites like, say, Roy Cohn in the 50s, who was a hatchet man for McCarthy, or J. Edgar Hoover, who persecuted gays, are really the kind who have it coming. Catholic priests who serve one of the world’s leading homophobic organizations and then creep around feeling our asses by night after kicking us in the teeth by day are precisely the kind who deserve outing.
What do people think of this idea?