Friday, April 02, 2010
The Pope, the Jews, and the Gays
I see the Vatican's latest attempt to portray Pope Benny and his Catholic hierarchy as victims rather than enablers has backfired disastrously.
"They're sitting in the papal palace, they're experiencing a little discomfort, and they're going to compare themselves to being rounded up or lined up and sent in cattle cars to Auschwitz?
I mean really. How could they? When the Pope was in the Hitler Youth, and the Catholic Church persecuted Jews for CENTURIES.
And do these hideous old men in dresses really think they can get away with crimes like this one?
Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.
Oh boy. I wish I could enjoy what's happening to Pope Benny and his acomplices. But to be honest I can't. I feel sorry for decent Catholics. And the whole story is too sordid and horrible.
I just wish the media coverage would include a mention of Pope Benny's war on gay people. And the way him and his bishops made an oppressed minority appear like the biggest problem in the world.
Because that should have acted as a warning. A warning that these hideous old men were perverting their own religion, and had lost their moral compass.
Now that's obvious. And we should be horrified.
But if homophobia wasn't so popular, more people would have seen it coming...