The Catholic Church is being heavily criticized for its “sex scandal” in a 1400-page grand jury report, as it should be. I wait with bated breath for a similar report on public schools where there’s a similar cover-up,1 and this says nothing about the easy access of drugs, reports of rape, sexual liaisons in the classroom, counterfeiting,2 stabbings, and murder that are common. But that’s a topic for another day.
The #MeToo movement has exposed a great deal of sexual exploitation in the entertainment business that has its own cover-up problem going back decades.
It’s the Catholic church’s failure to act on the long-term sexual abuses and the massive cover-up that has disillusioned and enraged church members. No one likes a cover-up, especially religious devotees who believe the church is a means of salvation.
The Church must also come to grips with reality and admit to itself that some priests, like the population in general, like to have sex with people of the same sex and with young girls. In 2002, some church experts estimated that 20% to 50% of the then “45,000 U.S. priests are homosexual.”3 The priesthood is so dominated by homosexuals that Paul Wilkes, who studied 600 parishes for his book Excellent Catholic Parishes: A Guide to Best Places and Practices, makes this telling observation, “If we drove all the gay priests out of the priesthood, our Masses would be on videotape.”4 What a startling admission. The Church has made it easy for homosexuals to enter the chicken coop. The homosexual-dominated non-denominational Metropolitan Community Church (MCC) is a lesson in sexual political reality. “Two sociologists who studied MCC in its formative years found magazines with ads for sex next to devotional literature. One congregation member referred to its youth ministry as — the Chicken Coop’ because it attracted predatory older men, ‘chicken hawks.’”5 No one criticizes a homosexual church for preying on adolescents.
According to Cardinal Raymond Burke, “It was clear after the studies following the 2002 sexual abuse crisis that most of the acts of abuse were in fact homosexual acts committed with adolescent young men. There was a studied attempt to either overlook or to deny this. Now it seems clear in light of these recent terrible scandals that indeed there is a homosexual culture, not only among the clergy but even within the hierarchy, which needs to be purified at the root. It is of course a tendency that is disordered.”
Then there’s this from Roman Catholic Bishop Robert C. Morlino:
There has been a great deal of effort to keep separate acts which fall under the category of now-culturally-acceptable acts of homosexuality from the publically-deplorable acts of pedophilia. That is to say, until recently the problems of the Church have been painted purely as problems of pedophilia — this despite clear evidence to the contrary. It is time to be honest that the problems are both and they are more. To fall into the trap of parsing problems according to what society might find acceptable or unacceptable is ignoring the fact that the Church has never held ANY of it to be acceptable — neither the abuse of children, nor any use of one’s sexuality outside of the marital relationship, nor the sin of sodomy, nor the entering of clerics into intimate sexual relationships at all, nor the abuse and coercion by those with authority…. It is time to admit that there is a homosexual subculture within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church that is wreaking great devastation in the vineyard of the Lord.
I find it interesting that all the sexual abuse cases are done exclusively by pedophiles, seemingly a heterosexual malady. Are we to believe that not one case of sexual misconduct can be attributed to a single homosexual priest? There are anywhere from 8,000 to 22,000 homosexual priests. If the priesthood is made up of such a high percentage of homosexuals, then it stands to reason that at least a high percentage of the church’s so-called pedophile problem is really a homosexual problem. Since “homosexual rights” is today’s badge of enlightenment thinking, who in his right mind would point out that homosexuality is one of the Catholic Church’s numerous curses?
A Sexual Red Herring
The church’s unbiblical, illogical, and irrational policy that priests must not marry and thus remain celibate is being blamed for the sex scandal. Such an argument is off the mark. Has anyone noticed that the priests aren’t, in 95 percent of reported cases, having sex with teenage girls? The male priests are having sex with young male parishioners. The problem is not celibacy; it’s homosexuality. Homosexual men are becoming priests because that’s where young, impressionable, and vulnerable boys are found. These men enjoy having sex with boys in the same way that Willie Sutton enjoyed robbing banks. Most adult homosexuals were first lured into the homosexual lifestyle by men when they were boys. But who can say this in today’s ethically paranoid society?