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WATCH: Priest Raps “Yes To You,” No To Gay

In a video that allegedly presents the Church as “a refuge of love for all of humanity,” Father Claude Dusty Burns, a.k.a. “Pontifex,” lays down some not-so-fresh verses about how homosexuality is a choice. Though the Church might say no to gay marriage, it says “yes to you.”

As long as “you” keep it in your pants.

A spoken-word piece, “Yes to You” is produced by Courage, a Catholic ministry that teaches that individuals “dealing with same-sex attractions” need to “experience the freedom of interior chastity and in that freedom find the steps necessary to living a fully Christian life in communion with God and others.” (That’s in contrast to Dignity, the LGBT-affirming Catholic group, FYI)

MC Pontifex raps:

“In a culture that glorifies sex and puts pleasure before all else / Is God the source of your identity or is it your sexual self? / And how do we identify and not accept a lie / Because sexual desire is just one piece of the pie / Identity is a choice, a lifestyle is something you embrace / Same-sex attraction doesn’t define you and can be set in place/ A movement with semantics aimed to change and sway/ There needs to be clarification when using the word ‘gay’ / Does it mean one has attractions, or they choose to act them out? / Truth says there’s a difference between the two that needs to be brought about.”

Catchy, right?

We guess it’s okay to teach acceptance if it means denying an innate part of yourself. Then again, a priest may not be the best person to talk to about “same-sex attractions.” At times like these, we like to defer to that other Bible, Clueless. To quote Taj,Why should I listen to you, anyway? You’re a virgin who can’t droive?”

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    • Aidan8

      Even giving this guy the greatest benefit of the doubt as to his intentions, I still see this as slick propaganda. It’s just another version of “hate the sin, love the sinner” nonsense.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 10:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi

      I think this cartoon makes a very good point about Catholics

      Sep 27, 2012 at 10:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dvlaries

      Suggestion for his next number: “The Altar Boy Who Got Away.”

      Sep 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody

      “experience the freedom of interior chastity”… what the fuck does that even mean? It’s a semantically null sentence, to quote Sheldon Cooper. Total gibberish, as is most catholic doctrine.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 2:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MartinDK

      Having often defended religion and christian ideas here I have to say that this guy sucks. Attcking gay sexuality specifically because it is gay is indefensible and simply wrong. Tempering sexuality and balancing it with the other things a full life requires would be commendable. This is just false.
      Remember that people who say things very publicly often say those things to convince themselves more than others, or to convince others that they themselves are believers in their own message. A true believer need not reiterate his beliefs over and over again because he is already convinced.

      Sep 27, 2012 at 4:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • corpsman

      I am so glad i am atheist and can think for myself. Sounds like this guy is uncomfortable with his own sexuality. Sorry for him! Misguided fool.

      Sep 29, 2012 at 1:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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