Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Who You Gonna Believe, Me Or Your Lyin' Eyes?
Helemt tip to my goomba-ette, DM

Priest 'only pretending to be gay'

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- A Vatican official suspended after being caught on hidden camera making advances to a young man said in an interview published Sunday that he is not gay and was only pretending to be gay as part of his work.

Stenico was suspended by the Vatican after he was caught on tape making sexual advances at a young man. In an interview with La Repubblica newspaper, Monsignor Tommaso Stenico said he frequented online gay chat rooms and met with gay men as part of his work as a psychoanalyst.

He said that he pretended to be gay in order to gather information about "those who damage the image of the Church with homosexual activity." Vatican teaching holds that homosexual activity is a sin.


"It's all false; it was a trap. I was a victim of my own attempts to contribute to cleaning up the Church with my psychoanalyst work," La Repubblica quoted Stenico as saying. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Saturday that the monsignor had been suspended pending a Vatican investigation.

Stenico is a top official in the Vatican's Congregation of the Clergy. The Vatican acted after officials recognized Stenico's office in the background of a television program on gay priests that was broadcast on Oct. 1 on La7, a private Italian TV network.

Stenico was secretly filmed making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful. In the Repubblica interview, Stenico said he had met with the young man and pretended to talk about homosexuality "to better understand this mysterious and faraway world which, by the fault of a few people -- among them some priests -- is doing so much harm to the Church."

He said he had never been gay and was heterosexual, but remained faithful to his vow of celibacy. Italy's Sky TG24 said Stenico had written a letter to his superiors with a similar defense. Calls to Stenico's home and Vatican office went unanswered Sunday.

For more information how this whole goat-rodeo came about, click here.

You know... I just might give the good Monsignor the benefit of the doubt, but I find it difficult to believe that his little O.J.-esque self-appointed sting operation wasn't known to anyone one at all up the chain of command?

But like I've said before, even a drowning man will clutch at a sword. Even the unbelievably arrogant ones.

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UPDATE!!!

As my buddy, DM so correctly points out, homosexuals and lesbians are the height of self-centerdness, selfishness and narcissism. These disturbed individuals are so in love with themselves, that they have to find a lover that is just like them in every detail. And those who aren't like them (us mouth-breathing, sloped forehead "breeders") are looked upon as a lesser life form.

5 Comments:

Blogger ignorant redneck said...

He might be pretending to be Catholic.

8:09 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

I may be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt. If one is committed to celibacy I don't care what's in his mind: that's for God alone.

I do however take issue with those using the Order of Melchizadek as a hiding to place to troll for recreational proctology and calling it "normal". I take even greater issue with those of vile affections and a reprobate mind forcing their perversions on us, mocking God's values and us who follow them and their liberal enablers, especially the ones in vestments. God will deal with them.

12:00 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

Vir,

It's worth dropping by Karins blog to read the rather lengthy post on MHR parish, and to pick up some of the threads in the clerical sodomite tapistry.

1:13 PM  
Blogger mig said...

Was he toe tapping in the bathroom nesxt to the 'honorable' Craig? Sure, innocent 'til proven giulty even if the giulty verdict was voted for before it was voted against.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

I taught six-year-olds who would come up with similar lies, only much faster than this guy did.

7:30 PM  

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