Dear Catholic Church,
Please consider this my official resignation. I am done with you.
I’ve long disagreed with your views on a lot of issues, not the least of which are your silly rules regarding the priesthood (boys only, no marriage allowed). But this, this was absolutely the last straw.
No gay priests, you say? Good luck with that.
Argh. I find this offensive on many levels…but I’ll stick with what I find most offensive based on what I thought was the Church’s position on homosexuality. Homosexuality, they say, is not a sin unless it is acted upon. Since ALL priests are supposed to be celibate, how is a homosexual priest a problem? If it is a problem (and clearly it is for them), they’re either negating that idea that it is the action, and not the tendency toward it that is the sin, or saying that it’s impossible for a homosexual person to remain celibate. I have a problem with both.
Or perhaps they’re still trying to crawl out from under that rubble of the sex abuse scandal, thus (again) equating homosexuality with pedophilia. And we all know what I think about that.
Not that I think this will work, anyway…because it just means that seminaries will maintain a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Because really, how would you prove it? Will they keep people out on suspicion of homosexuality? I can’t wait to see them crying about the vocations crisis they have if this happens.