The real cause of the Scandal was “homophobia”

The real cause of the Scandal was “homophobia”

Apparently some homosexual activists have gone from denying that the Scandal was primarily about gay men abusing young adult males and now admit that it was about homosexuality, but that the real problem is the repression of homosexual expression in the Catholic Church. That’s right, the real cause is not homosexuality, but “homophobia.”

David France, the openly homosexual author of “Our Fathers”, tells the gay magazine The Advocate: “[W]e now know from talking to these priests [who molested teenagers]: they’re gay … And if they were gay men, we should ask ourselves why that was happening. What caused it? … What I argue is that these guys represent homosexuality in pure and total repression. … This is what successful repression looks like: men so alienated from their own sense of self that their sexual expressions come out in explosive ways.”

In other words, the solution to the Scandal is not chastity, but the rejection of chastity. So on top of ending priestly celibacy, we have to allow gay marriage or something.

You know, people say the Catholic Church is obsessed with sex, but really it’s the other people who make sex sound like such an all-powerful force that if you resist it and don’t engage in it regularly, it will twist you into a monster and make you do unspeakable things. St. Paul was right: “For you were called for freedom, brothers. But do not use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh; rather, serve one another through love.” And also, “Live by the Spirit and you will certainly not gratify the desire of the flesh. For the flesh has desires against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you may not do what you want.” (Gal 5:13-18) St. Paul speaks of mastery, while France and those who think like him speak of slavery.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli