The resignation of the Pope, has brought to light (yet again) charges of sex crimes against minors in the Catholic Church. The Pope, by staying inside the Vaticans walls is protected from the law, thus avoiding having to go to trial for his crimes.
You have to be fucking kidding me.
But wait. It gets
better. The front runner in the search for the next pope Cardinal Peter Turkson says that the problem isn’t that the church is filled with men who are pedophiles no, the problem is the church is filled with homosexuals! The church has a gay problem. Because you see, liking the same sex CLEARLY means that you only like little boys. Never mind what statistics and science say.
Turkson is from the continent of Africa, a continent FILLED with a Big Gulp serving size of hate for gay people. In fact Turkson claims that the problem of homosexuality doesn’t exist where he resides! Being gay is a regional thing you guys!
“African traditional systems kind of protect or have protected its population against this tendency,” he said. “Because in several communities, in several cultures in Africa homosexuality or for that matter any affair between two sexes of the same kind are not countenanced in our society.”
Summary: We have no problem killing those we suspect to be gay in Africa oh and in many of our poorer countries the men of the clergy have more money then any of their congregation therefore they can get away with a shit ton more because you know local law enforcement is basically in their pocket.
While I would usually be all for a black leader rising to power in a place where he is overwhelmingly outnumbered by white men Turkson you need to turn the fuck around.
The Catholic Church does not want you to believe that the problem here, is the fact that hundreds of men, on glorified power trips no less are not permitted to have sex. The Church will continue to use homosexuality as a scapegoat instead of coming to terms with the very REAL fact that many of its members have been lead into believing sex with children is ok – it isn’t much o a stretch to conclude that many of these men were probably abused as young children themselves. They are perpetuating a cycle that they grew up with and continue as they age.
Your sexuality has nothing to do with who you choose to sleep with; if you are a lesbian, you don’t automatically want to fuck all women. If you are a gay man you are not conditioned to like children. Pedophilia and homosexuality are not branches on the same fucking tree. The fact that you are gay does not make you a pedophile AND if that was somehow the case wouldn’t lesbian nuns also be guilty of the same crimes?
Wait hold on what’s that you say American Psychological Association?: “Homosexual men are not more likely to sexually abuse children than heterosexual men are.”
Science? Is that you?
So the Catholic Church would like you to simultaneously believe: that all men who abuse children are gay, one of their Cardinals is directly telling you that the European section of the church has too many gay members, yet not only does Pope Benedict really, really, REALLY dislike like gay people he also laughs at the thought that they could exist within the church.
Hmmm. So. I’m confused. Sounds like you guys are confused. Maybe you should all settle on the same story?
On the most basic level of simple understanding, have we not watched enough episodes of SVU or Dateline to realize that there is no correlation between being gay and being a sex offender? No but really. If you have the capacity to rape it isn’t because you do or do not have a wife, it has to do with you being a sick individual. In the church’s case, it has to do with you being a sick individual who also knows that you are protected. You can live out your perverse, sickening life knowing that you literally won’t have to answer to anyone. The abuse of power is so monumental that it is sickening.
The amount of hold the Catholic Church has on society is also tremendously sickening. If these revelations had come about in the Muslim faith do you not see the uproar it would cause? To think that race and class do not have anything to do with this is beyond naive. It is also disgusting. The church will continue to perpetuate false, ACTIVELY FALSE statements about homosexuality to protect not just their religion BUT clearly what has been accepted by the clergy as means of sexual fulfillment.
Whether or not the church would like to continuously use homosexuality as the answer to why this is happening it is still fucking happening. Meaning something has to change. For the rest of the world when we do something wrong we have to face consequences. We have to come to terms with what we have done and own our faults or lapses in judgement we have to apologize and grow. Sometimes we have to go to jail, or rehab, against our will in order to eventually be accepted back into society. Why do we have to be held responsible, yet men who are supposed to be holy, men who are supposed to be the closest thing we have to God on Earth, why do they get a free pass?