Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Ewe Questions Her Shepherds

It is my understanding that many of you are gay and even regularly, actively engage in homosexual activities, albeit clandestinely. Those of you who do this would be living a lie. Yet you welcome closet homosexual clergy living duplicitous lives at table and even permit them to consecrate the host. However, homosexuals who honestly portray their sexual orientation you do not welcome. Why are you threatened welcoming to the table people who have the courage to present themselves authentically but are not threatened welcoming to the table people whose lives are a tangled web of lies and hypocrisy?

– Excerpted from "Some Thoughts on the Upcoming Synod on the Family"
Questions from a Ewe
September 27, 2014

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Gay Men in the Vatican Are Giving the Rest of Us A Bad Name
Homosexuality and the Priesthood
Officially Homophobic, Intensely Homoerotic
A Fact That Should Be Neither Surprising Nor Derogatory
Vatican Stance on Gay Priests Signals Urgent Need for Renewal and Reform
Keeping All the Queens Under One Roof
Oh, Give It a Rest, Papa!
What the Vatican Can Learn from the X-Men

Related Off-site Links:
Love, Marriage and the Vatican: Americans' Attitudes about Marriage and the Catholic Church – Paul Herrnson and Kathleen Weldon (The Huffington Post, September 29, 2014).
Next Month's Extraordinary Synod on the Family in Rome is "Dangerously Homogenous" – John O'Loughlin Kennedy (The Irish Times, September 23, 2014).
How LGBT-Friendly Are the Appointees to the Synod on Marriage and Family? – Francis DeBernardo (Bondings 2.0, September 11, 2014).
The Makeup of Synod of Bishops on the Family is Disappointing – Thomas Reese (National Catholic Reporter, September 10, 2014).

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