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Vatican: Gay Men Shouldn’t Be Priests


For the record, The Vatican still doesn’t think those of us with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or people who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” should be priests.

A new statement reiterates the ban on gay priests that’s been in place since 2005, stating that those who “practice homosexuality” will not be welcomed into the priesthood .

The document was published Thursday:

The Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture.’

“Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women.

“One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.”

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  • 1EqualityUSA

    This nefarious organization has spent nearly four billion in pedophilia lawsuits; no credibility.

  • ErikO

    LOL it’s way too late for this announcement. They should say that pedos should not be priest instead.

  • Josh447

    obviously they simply don’t need any more gay priests since they are all gay already. I’m thinking he is more posing that they need to fill the bishops and Cardinals ranks quickly to obtain new stats for their next round of organised global child abuse.

  • jess_lopez

    Then there will be no priests left. LOL

  • Josh447

    Please Pope Francis, explain “deep-seated”,in inches if you don’t mind.

  • dgsea06

    Well, I figure if I keep “practicing” I’ll get it right one of these days.
    Practice makes Perfect, y’know.

  • Kieran

    Let’s face it, if all the Catholic priests with homosexual orientations were to suddenly disappear, the Catholic Church would be in big, BIG trouble. It would be a catastrophe for the church. The pope should make that clear.

  • He BGB

    Gay men actually understand men and women better than straight men if that’s his argument. And it says gay men will never be priests guess that means women gay or straight are light years away from even being,considered. Gay men are considered worse than lesbians in society because why would a man with a penis want to act weak like a woman is their thinking?

  • OzJosh

    LOL. We “profoundly respect” you. But we don’t support your and reject your “so-called” culture. Hypocritical c***s.

  • dean089

    Gee, where are all the people who said Francis was going to change everything?

  • brandlover

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! A tad late, I think! Not all experts agree, but the generally accepted statistic is that 80 percent of us current Catholic Priests are gay. We’re already well inside the organization, and this includes a large percentage of priests who actually work IN THE VATICAN! The largest gay bar in Rome is called “Il Vaticano,” “The Vatican.” At 10:00 PM, on any given Wednesday night, you will see in there a large number of priests who you saw working at the Papal Audience that morning. Of course, they’re dressed differently! LMAO! The Catholic Church could do so much more good if She’d just can the hypocrisy, accept people as they are, and divest Herself of all these Medieval hangups over human sexuality.

  • Transiteer

    Priests can ONLY be MALE, and go without sex for a LIFETIME. Newsflash – there are hoards of single male priests doing each other and parishioners, and they’ve been doing it for centuries! New rule in 2005 nowithstanding, this statement is ludicrous. It does show what an antiquated, hateful, ignorant Institution this place still is, and why people should leave. It was invented by the Ancient Romans – new religion – with the Flavian Imperial Family at the head of it, to insure there were no more pesky jewish uprisings (there weren’t), that the Empire’s population were compliant (they were) and that they paid their taxes (they did). The entire thing is a major con job, still working today for those that just can’t think it through and see it for what it is. There is nothing wrong with you for being gay. You were born that way. Just like being born left-handed. If this patriarchal and vicious Institution had any compassion (as it professes)it wouldn’t have persecuted people for centuries inflicting such hurt and pain and death on untold millions. F**k this place.

  • dwes09

    I agree that Gay men should not be priests…until the church changes its views of homosexuality and gets rid of the requirement for celibacy. No other Christian sect requires celibacy of their clerics, and many of the more advanced allow LGBT people as priests and recognize our marriages. Gay Catholic priests are kind of like gay republicans; deeply flawed and intent limiting themselves to be accepted by those who find them distasteful at best.

    And since Jesus was a Jew, hard to believe he wasn’t married and was a virgin!

  • GayEGO

    Of course not, only closet queens should be priests! :>)

  • GayEGO

    @dwes09: Jesus will never tell…….others just guessed that he was a virgin, but they did not open the closet door!

  • jdboston617

    Although its completely hypocritical and a grotesque stance- I agree. However, it’s not that I agree with the Pope’s judgmental beliefs in any way. It’s rather I want gay people to reject Catholicism or any religion/dogma that demonizes us or judges us in any way.
    Priests are supposed to be bridges from god to humanity. They have failed since the dawn of Christianity. They continue to fail. Good riddance. Society has moved beyond the book. We’ve elevated our beliefs beyond most “religious” ideologies and that’s a good thing.

  • Eiswirth

    If gay men can’t/shouldn’t be priests (apparently it’s OK for the child molestors, who are not gay, to be ordained) then at least 40 percent of our current flock would have to resign. And since the idiots won’t allow women, who do the real work of the church, to become priests, well, you get the picture.

  • highestbidder

    @Transiteer: Flavian Imperial Family? Did you learn about that at your last UfO or Bigfoot conference?

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