The Boston Globe’s Michael Paulson reports that the Catholic Church is sending 117 examiners to check for gays in Catholic seminaries. The impetus for this examination is supposed to be the child abuse scandals.
Secret homosexuals weren’t the problem so much as known child molesters, but I guess every six hundred years the Church likes to have itself a little inquisition. The article intimates that gays might be banned from the Catholic clergy. By some estimates that would eliminate 50% of the already dwindling number of priests.
While 117 employees of the Catholic Church are hunting down gay priests, thousands are homeless because of Hurricane Katrina. How about they stop doing that and go and help people there? How about if they took that money for the witch hunt and built a special bus to evacuate elderly and disabled people in disasters? Some of those who died that way were in a nursing home run by Catholic nuns.
I can save you the trouble Benedict, there’s a whole lotta gays in the seminaries. Now, go do something real.
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