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Friday, July 23, 2010

Newsflash: There are Gay Priests

Apparently one of the Italian newspapers decided to try and catch a few Gay priests. The resulting article was linked across the planet, including where I found it at the Drudgereport.

You can see a reference to it HERE.

Anyone want to accuse Matt Drudge of being a tool of the secular, elitist, atheistic, anti-Catholic media conspiracy? If you do, I'll give you the number of a good neurologist, as you need your head examined. È pazzo!

Now for the record...

...I don't think there are many Gay priests.

...I don't really care if there are Gay priests.

...The vast, vast majority of priests do not engage in questionable sexual behavior (which for a priest would be any sexual behavior)

...I've yet to see a statistic that proves that Gay priests more prone to molestation than heterosexual-inclined priests.

I've already come to terms with the fact that priests are human, and as a result are subject to all the frailties of human behavior. Believe it or not that makes the good ones all the more special, and I say this as someone who is not going to be named "Catholic of the Year" any time soon. The media...be it far left for far right...want to focus on salacious behavior because that sells ad space and generates website hits.

"Undercover reporter films priests aiding the sick and needy"

...isn't a headline that will generate may hits for right-wing reporter Matt Drudge.

So yes, there are Gay priests. And there are bloggers who are prone to typos. To both I say a hearty Non m’importa.

3 comments:

JD Curtis said...

Have you ever perused this link Steve? It contains alot of well documented and footnoted information.

Stephen Albert said...

JD...I'm actually familiar with the report, but thanks for sharing never the less.

I think this particular story says an awful lot more about the media in general than it does the clergy.

JD Curtis said...

Agreed.