Is it me or does the Catholic Church have no business doing any criticizing of the LGBT community? Here are some headlines I found today:
The BBC reports today that during the past decade, “the Holy Office received details of 3,000 Catholic priests reported by their Bishops to Rome for sexual misconduct or, even worse, crimes.”
The Vatican minimizes the importance by saying that only 10 percent of these cases, or 300 priests, involve pediophelia.
Three priests being investigated.
This scandal involves abuse of as many as 15,000 children, according to an AP report.
From various German Catholic schools and an all-boys choir once led by the pope’s brother, 170 former students from have come forward.
Abuse of boys ages 10 to 14 goes back decades and involves priests, although the chior is not offically affiliated with the church.
That’s just from today’s news.
Yet, when Mexico City began allowing same-sex couples to marry last week, where did the biggest criticism come from? The Catholic Church.
When Washington, D.C. insisted that agencies funded by the government treat all couples married in that city equally, where did the loudest protests come from? The Catholic Church.
As Vera Carp said, “Glass houses.”
For more news about religion and how if affects the LGBT community, see tomorrow’s Spirituality section of the Dallas Voice.