There’s nothing more infuriating than the fuckwittery of religious radicals — whether it’s my born-again ‘frienemy’, Mormons hijacking us in the street, or the latest diatribe spewing out of the Vatican.
When the Pope’s right-hand-man, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, touted that homosexuality — not clerical celibacy — was responsible for sex crimes within the Catholic clergy, this vile, ignorant slur was met with a big fat FAIL around the world. As someone quipped recently: “Blame the Jews and the gays, where have I heard that before? Oh yeah, Germany 1933”.
Typical of misguided religious fanatics. Always shifting blame to deflect scrutiny. Then there’s the hypocrisy, the deception, the judgmental ignorance. The damage to humanity, in spite of everything they’re supposed to stand for. What happened to loving thy neighbour? You want salvation? Here’s a tip — try being a decent person.
This latest BS is not only morally bankrupt, it’s factually flawed. And divisive. Pedophilia has nothing to do with sexual orientation. If anything, child abusers are more likely to be married men without preference for the gender of their victims. It’s a psychosexual disorder.
And what message is the glassy-eyed cardinal sending queer youth? This claptrap is bound to filter down into churches and communities, further alienating GLBTI kids.
Surely the priority here is prosecuting the perps, not spruiking more homophobic hoopla. Some clergy may be closeted gay men, but to claim homosexuality is responsible for their crimes is as naff as suggesting pedophilia is linked to heterosexuality, global warming, or the price of sardines.
I don’t think Jesus would have been down with that.
Babble away, bigots. I don’t have an issue with my sexuality. You do. The cardinal may be an ill-informed fossil, but fools in positions of power are dangerous. More than your average God-botherer. My born-again frienemy might have people duped that they’ve seen the light. And if others are blinded by the duplicity, I guess I’m the only real victim for now.
Maniacal, religious bigots with a public voice, however — now they’re the real worry.

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