Sunday, November 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined. . . . The worst homophobia in the Catholic Church comes from homophile priests, who are desperately fighting their own sexuality. Obviously, those who follow their urges are repudiated more fiercely when one is so painfully repressing that disposition oneself.

– David Berger
Quoted in the article, "Former Catholic Theologian
Says Much of the Clergy is Gay

The Local
November 21, 2010

See also the related Wild Reed posts:
Let's Face It: The Catholic Church is a Gay Institution
A Fact That Should Be Neither Surprising Nor Derogatory
Daniel Maguire: Heterosexism, Not Homosexuality, is the Problem
Quote of the Day – June 1, 2010
Now We Know
Donohue's "Blame the Gays" Tactic Refuted by John Jay Study Researcher
Report: Homosexuality No Factor in Abusive Priests
"Spiritual Paternity"
More on "Spiritual Paternity"
Homosexuality and the Priesthood
Bless Me, Father

1 comment:

Mareczku said...

I don't think I agree with the statement that the worst homophobia comes from homophile priests. In my opinion, the worst homophobia comes from straight priests that have a strong dislike for homosexuality and gay people and don't like it because so many priests are gay. They would like the gay priests out. However, I think that a lot of gay priests are afraid to speak up and fear discrimination and hatred so they have to play the game. In my opinion it is a case of "Don't ask, don't tell" writ large. To me saying that the worst homophobes are gay people is an insult to gay people and another put down. Not that we don't get enough put downs already.