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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, October 10, 2005

Vatican: Gay priests are OK!

Things are interesting under the helm of Papa Ratzi: The Vatican will allow Gay men to become priests. Sure, it's not like many of them weren't gay anyway, but now it will be official. There are , of course, some conditions: The Vatican will allow gay men into the priesthood if they can show they have been celibate for at least three years, a report in leading Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera said on Friday. But the Vatican will ban men "who publicly manifest their homosexuality" or show an "attraction" to homosexual culture "even if it is only intellectually," Corriere added. It said the views were contained in a highly secret, 16-page document which is expected to be released next month.The document is an "instruction" by the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education and covers one of the most sensitive issues in the Roman Catholic Church. The Corriere report said: "Candidates who show a homosexual tendency will not be allowed into the priesthood unless they can demonstrate that they have been able to remain chaste for at least three years." Ok, so you can be gay, but you can't act like it or talk about it or even say it's ok if you wanna be a priest. It's like the Vatican own "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, only with a slight dose of extra self-hate involved. Fabolous.


At 10/10/2005 07:18:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

How exactly do you demonstrate that you have been chaste?

At 10/10/2005 07:18:00 AM, Anonymous Andrew J. Brehm said...

"The Vatican will allow gay men into the priesthood if they can show they have been celibate for at least three years."

If this is a problem, the Catholic Church should REALLY look into these seminaries.

At 10/10/2005 09:27:00 AM, Blogger Egyptian Person said...

When will they allow condoms?

At 10/10/2005 09:38:00 AM, Blogger The Sandmonkey said...

Good question EP. Good question.


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