POPE BENEDICT COMES OUT AS GAY

 gay-pope-benedict-300

Pope Benedict Comes Out as Gay

“Benedict XVI announced today that he has resigned his papacy because he is gay and “could no longer live a lie.”

In a statement released to Italian news media the 85-year-old departing pontiff says he is relieved to be coming out after eight decades in the closet and urged the Catholic Church and other faiths to accept homosexuality as a natural part of God’s creation.

“Like many gay Catholics, I have been forced for too long to choose between my faith and my identity,” the statement reads. “My profound love for my beloved church compelled me to lie to myself and to my fellow believers about a basic component of my humanity.

“I deeply regret that deception. I have not been honest with the Church, and for that reason I decided that I could not continue my role as leader of the world’s one billion Catholics.

“Now that I have been liberated of this secret, I wish to express my belief that homosexuals are equal in the eyes of God. I beseech the Catholic Church to reconsider its ban on gay clergy and become a leading force in the struggle for gay rights.”

Gay the Pray Away

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation on Feb. 11, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to resign his post. His stated reason was to retire before the ravages of old age left him unable to complete his duties.

Yet rumors have been swirling in Rome since the announcement that the decision instead had something to do with homosexuality at the Church’s highest levels.

There have been newspaper reports of a secret “gay conclave” within the Vatican that visited local prostitutes and was thereafter blackmailed.

But there has been no indication that the scandal touched the pope himself, and today’s news has come as a surprise to most following the story.

Benedict resigns his papacy today, and will technically cease his duties as pope at 8 p.m. Central European Time. It had been anticipated that he would continue on as a “Pope Emeritus,” but given the Church’s ban on homosexuality his future role is now unclear.

Say it Ain’t So Joe

Reaction to the Pope’s statement has ranged from shock to excitement to despair. Some conservative figures in the Catholic Church have even expressed outrage at the move, suggesting Benedict should have remained in the closet.

“Look everyone knows that the only people who sign up for a lifetime of living in all-male dormitories with no possibility of marriage are gay men,” says Phyllis Gates, a conservative Catholic blogger. “But why did he have to actually say it? Denial was working so well for us.”

However for Rick Santorum, one of America’s most prominent anti-gay Catholic politicians, denial is still alive and well.

“I don’t believe him,” Santorum says from his home in Washington, D.C. “Homosexual activists have clearly compromised Pope Benedict through blackmail or brainwashing or some sort of queer subterfuge.

“He’s not gay. He can’t be gay. That’s just not possible. He’s just pretending for some reason. And it’s my job to figure out what that reason is.”

Pride and Joy

While Santorum is looking for evidence of a gay conspiracy, however, LGBT activists are celebrating the Pope’s pro-gay rights message.

“It’s heartening to see a leading person in the Catholic Church finally take a stand for equality,” says Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign. ”The church has hitherto been one of the most powerful anti-gay rights organizations in the world.

“Although it’s a shame that he was forced out because of his orientation, we’re all hoping that Pope Benedict’s words of tolerance will resonate with people of faith around the world.”

Gay Catholic blogger Andrew Sullivan, who speculated yesterday about a homosexual relationship between Pope Benedict and his personal aide, was phlegmatic towards the news.

“I wish I could take some credit, but honestly anyone could have predicted this. No women, fabulous hats, and Prada shoes? This is the gayest institution in the world.”

This article is complements of the Daily Currant

Celebrity Platter

Posts

14 comments
ElizabethDekneef
ElizabethDekneef

REALLY WOW THE TRUTH ALWAYS COMES TO THE LIGHT YES INDEED ~

Truth
Truth

People are far too gullible! This is a fake story. The Pope is not gay and did not write any confessions or release anything about being gay. Whomever wrote this is a very mean person with a lot of life and time to waste and should be sued for defamation!

LauraEllenFunner
LauraEllenFunner

As far as trying to get the church/churches to accept it all I can say is you can't force yourself into a place and with people clearly stating they don't want you around no matter who you are, because I know personally I don't like being somewhere that I am not wanted. The church and The Bible are not going to change to suit you. You either try to walk the walk when you go to church or clearly don't go, but the church and The Bible are not there for you to make a mockery.

I am not against gay people what I am against is gay people thinking they can change The Bible, change the church's beliefs, and trying to impose their lifestyle on the church. It is not going to happen. They need to quit trying to force their way into a group of people that clearly doesn't want that in their church. Why do people want to insist on being somewhere they are not wanted. That is just stupid.

JohnJacob
JohnJacob

@LauraEllenFunner 

The people do not want them there. There is no proof that God does not want them there. Homosexuals should be able to take comfort in an omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent being if they so choose. It's the small-minded people who attend church but do not practice the tenants of love, tolerance, and understanding preached within the Bible that make it so that many homosexuals feel as though they have to make that choice between their God and their identity. You say they shouldn't go where they're not wanted, but letting the pettiness of man stand between you and your higher power seems like an even bigger problem, I would think.

Furthermore, the Bible is a set of guidelines at best; it is not law. It is fairly obvious by now that we pick and choose lines from the Bible for convenience's sake. Leviticus 18:22 is the verse that people state, but two verses before that, it states that we should kill adulterers. We should not use the Bible just to persecute one group of people; I believe that God is plenty capable of judging who should be in church and who shouldn't. 

Lastly, keep in mind the era from which the Bible, transcribed by 16th Century prophets, came from. This is a time in which anything printed that the monarchy and church did not agree with was labelled heresy and destroyed. As hard as it may be to accept, we cannot assume that the Bible did not suffer from the prejudices of the times and therefore may not be as unchanging and hallowed as we'd like to believe. It was men with their own view of God that shaped the religion of today, the same men who found it perfectly acceptable to murder people suspected of witchcraft and enslave Africans on the basis that they were Godless barbarians. With a little objectivity and open-mindness, we should be able to reach a peaceable consensus instead of just shutting homosexuals out.

LauraEllenFunner
LauraEllenFunner

A.Y.F.S.? Great so damn happy for him and his multi-decade long revelation but did he even consider how much time and money was put into the consideration of him being The Pope??? All those people who spent time and money to gather for a very spiritual event. This means something to these people. It is a representation of their FAITH and he mocked it by putting everyone through all of that. Whose fault is it that he was living a lie? Don't blame the church, blame yourself Pope!!!! Take responsibility.....quit blaming the pressure of the church that made you HIDE!!!"

RhondaFomby
RhondaFomby like.author.displayName 1 Like

Does it matter?  He took a vow of celibacy so what difference does it make?

Tucey
Tucey

@RhondaFomby Exactly, it's not like he's going to go out and screw or has be screwing men while in leadership. He's just saying he's gay and tired of hiding it. I don't think I could have ever hid it like that, it would have eaten away at me.

TravisJackson
TravisJackson like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

For anyone to assume that these humans are not sexually active or even desire sex is just plain ignorant. Of course he has been having sexual relations. Why do folks believe that just because you are part of a certain faith or believe that you are not prone to normal activities.

rparker1024
rparker1024

 @The observater Are you fucking kidding me? Being gay does not mean you have been possessed. If you are so worried about gay people then stop having sex because only God knows that straight people can make gay babies.

The observater
The observater

@TravisJackson  I am now convinced more then ever The devil is gradually taken over the control of the world. The gay institutions have enjoyed a freedom of no precedance while the rest of the world is seated all hands crossed. If anything antigay is said be ready to pay the consequences... Anyway, being gay remain a possession by an evil spirit who takes over the control of the body just like he's taken over the entire world gradually. It's everywhere, specially in places where the world mental is been controlled. We all are subjected to it. No one is exempt not even the pope. Only the real righteous will be spared. watch out, stay in line with the comandements of God. Stay connected to your God through fasting and prayers. All of these were predicted. May the light of Jesus Father continues the brighten on all of you because the Devil is a lier then and still is a lier now.

TravisJackson
TravisJackson like.author.displayName 1 Like

We can only presume those things to be accurate or we can presume he was screwing multiple partners and will continue to do so. The point is he is human gay straight whatever the case. I wish people would stop connecting religion with sexuality.

Tucey
Tucey

@TravisJackson  I was not meaning to say he wasn't sexually active. I was trying to say he's not been screwing around and such. It was in secret and he probably had a few partners but I don't think he had dozens of partners. It's not like he's going to go screw the world, he's probably very respectful of himself and has had a life partner.