Bulgarian Ambassador To The Vatican Banned Over Gay Storyline In Novel

In a development that could be ripped from a cheesy novel, representatives from the Holy Seat say they won’t receive Bulgarian ambassador to the Vatican Kiril Maritchkov Jr. because of a gay-sex scene featured in a novel he wrote.

Maritchkov, 37,  penned The Fugitive Road seven years ago. The book, about an immigrant’s quest for survival in Italy, includes a passage in which a character is paid to have sex with another man. The book was a huge success for Maritchkov, who is straight and married (and the son of a rock star). But the Vatican is having none of it:  A Vatican administrator wrote to the Pope to say, “Maritchkov is not welcome.”

Well, the Holy Rollers can take heart in the fact that recent studies show almost half of Bulgarians wouldn’t accept an LGBT friend or a child.


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  • MikeE

    dude, it’s “Holy See” not *seat.

  • Richard Ford

    The Catholic church used various strategies to retain gay sex-abusing priests among their midst, and those clergymen were real people, not characters in a book.
    Now, a heterosexual diplomat writes a gay sex scene into a work of fiction, and that makes him unworthy of setting foot on hallowed ground.
    Incredibly, the Catholic hierarchy is succeeding in showing itself to be even more hypocritical, paranoid, and contemptible than it was already known to be.

  • The Real Mike in Asheville

    @MikeE: And, Queerty, just in case you only half-heartedly believe MikeE, it is, indeed, Holy See, and while definitely not Seat, also, not Sea.

  • What the f**k

    But if you are a mafia kingpin and you”donate” enough money to the Vatican they’ll allow you to be buried in their crypts alongside those considered martyrs.The catholic church is EVIL.

  • JAW

    I agree with both Mikes… perhaps Queerty SEE’s Diplomacy as a joke… all ambassadors need approval… many do not get approval.

    As Bad as the RCC can be, they have a right to veto representatives from other countries… nothing wrong with this.

  • Chris

    If you are going to take it uppin yourself o report actual news at least get it somewhat correct, again I repeat HIRE AN EDiTOR, preferably someone who knows the difference between a holy seat, and the Holy See.

  • chuck

    But the Vatican recognizes regimes that murder/rape/and torture their citizens. El Papa has this fixation on LGBT matters…hmmmm?

  • Jaroslaw

    Some of the greatest people who were eventually made Saints were at odds with the Church when they were living. That said, this does seem to be carrying things to the extreme even for the RCC.

  • jack

    I think that by now most people realize that a solid majority of Catholic priests are closeted homosexuals. Just check them out to see how unhealthy life in the closet is.

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