More obedience; it’s a good thing

More obedience; it’s a good thing

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Domenico Bettinelli
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  • Ok, question: why is it that I keep seeing homosexuality equated with pedophilia? They are not the same. They overlap, but they are not the same. You can have a person who is one and not the other.

    Yes parishioners need to be careful that their kids understand the difference between proper Church teaching and that which is against mother church. Yes parents need to be careful with their kids and the people around them.

    People don’t need to be especially careful with their kids around these priests because they are gay, they need to be careful because you can’t tell, straight or gay, whether these men are gong to . People need to be careful around all people, kin, friend, or not because of the molestation problem.

  • “People donour parish whose son wants to become a priest.  They won’t let him, because they are afraid.  They have to be.  What a tragedy.

    De-homosexualize the priesthood.

  • “Ok, question: why is it that I keep seeing homosexuality equated with pedophilia? They are not the same. They overlap, but they are not the same. You can have a person who is one and not the other. “

    Here’s your answer, Theresa.  The reason you see them equated is that the vast, vast majority of molestation in this scandal were brought about by homosexual priest preying on teenage boys.  This was not a pedophilia scandal, it was a pederasty scandal.  But since the media cannot call it that (you know, the truth), they decide to call it pedophilia – so the two get confused.  But this scandal was almost all about homosexuality, and homosexual priests preying on sexually mature teenage boys.  Allow homosexual men into the priesthood, and a significant number of them will prey on teenage boys.

  • Johnb is right.  Homosexuality is a serious psycho-sexual disorder.  It is NOT normal for a man to lust after the rear-end of another man.  Homsexuals are to be loved by Christians, as is everyone else.  But true love means 1) helping them resist sinful sexual acts; 2) heping them find treatment for that which ails them; 3) letting them know that God loves them, even though they are saddled with deviant desires.  And should children be raised to believe that homosexual acts are normal or good?  Absolutely not.  Should homosexual priests be allowed access to our sons?  Absolutely not.

  • I agree that homosexualithy is a disorder which needs to be taken seriously and dealt with accordingly. I am not concerned with whether or not such statements are politically correct.

    1) The news I have gotten on the scandals did not mention the age of the victims, so when they repeatedly used the word ‘pedophile’ I assumed younger children were the targets, not teenagers. Perhaps I didn’t look far enough.  Therefore the distinction I was making doesn’t apply, since my understanding of the situation was wrong.

    2)What really concerns me then,  is that some of the rhetoric I am seeing sounds incredibly hateful. Perhaps I am reading people wrong, but it bothers me. I agree that the situation needs to be taken care of, we are all frustrated by this, and frustrated about the way it’s been handled.

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