Saturday, March 9, 2013

Is former Catholic pope gay?

Wisdom Quarterly; Kevin Uhrich, "Don't Expect Miracles" (
Gay? But I hate gays. I belong to a homophobic church. What gay? Sure, I've long protected the molestation of Catholic boys and men first as cardinal then as pope (
Is Joe Ratzinger, formerly "Pope Benedict," a closeted and hypocritical homosexual? Or is he an extremely conservative advocate of an extremely regressive religious organization that enables and empowers homosexual child molesters and predators?

Traditionally an awe-inspiring, days-long, jewel-and-gold-encrusted spectacle..., the selection of a new Roman Catholic pope that is currently under way in Rome can only be viewed by the modern-day faithful on this side of the world with disappointment, sorrow, and outrage. 
Catholic iconography resembling glorious Nazi militaristic order, artifacts, and imagery with heavenly hosts (
That’s largely because, while believing in virgin births and other “mysteries” of faith may be required for all Catholics, turning a blind eye toward cold, hard facts is quite another thing entirely.
And if anything were apparent this week as the world’s attention turned to the 115 cardinals gathered in Vatican City to pick the next pontiff, it’s that the all-male leadership of the anti-child, anti-woman, and anti-gay Catholic Church is in a state of extreme denial, unprepared to face the very real possibility that this archaic religious institution will soon be rendered irrelevant if things don’t change.
Pope vampire cape (
With the simply stunning news about the “retirement” of former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, himself rumored to be gay and living in the adopted guise of the rigidly dogmatic Pope Benedict XVI over these past eight years, came some glimmer of hope that the church would start softening its positions against women serving as priests [maybe], the use of contraception [why not?], abortion [never], and gay lifestyles [already done].
Finally, many hoped, the blessed sisters would be recognized for their years of devotion and rewarded with priesthood for all their hard work, gays would be welcomed (openly as they are in most Protestant denominations), and priests might even be allowed to marry and experience true “fatherhood.”
Unfortunately, however, open discussion of these topics and goals has yet to occur. Not one of these cardinals to date -- including Los Angeles' own former Cardinal Roger Mahony -- has raised his voice to challenge these ancient prohibitions that are doing little more than contributing daily to the loss of Church members. 
Roger Mahony (
Mahony and his fellows all appear content to simply continue with the extremely conservative policies handed down by Pope John Paul II -- an anti-communist who opposed women clergy and allowing gays into the fold, as well as Marxism-based Liberation Theology popular throughout Central and South America -- and then dutifully carried out by Ratzinger.
The do-nothing Ratzinger’s “retirement” (the first such move by a pope in nearly 600 years) was as unusual as it remains suspicious, with people in a number of archdioceses around the world still suffering from the physical and psychological wounds caused by sexually abusive priests, all-too-common claims that only seem to grow in number as time goes on [and must be sanctioned, perhaps even promoted, by the Vatican hierarchy].
Mahony, except for his... stands on immigration and capital punishment, has over the years wholeheartedly backed church policy right down the line. 
Presently, however, the cardinal finds himself stripped of all official duties with the Archdiocese of L.A. following revelations that he [criminally] covered up... for sex-offending priests. Nonetheless, Mahony still has a vote for pope, which he plans to cast, leaving all the scandal and controversy behind him in L.A. for the time being. More

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