The Vatican Still Maintains That Gay Men Shouldn’t Be Priests

The Vatican Still Maintains That Gay Men Shouldn’t Be Priests

For the record, the Vatican still doesn’t think those of us with “deep-seated homosexual tendencies” or people who “support the so-called ‘gay culture’” should not be priests.

A new statement reiterates the ban on gay priests that’s been in place since 2005, stating that those who “practice homosexuality” will not be welcomed into the priesthood.

The document was published Thursday:

“The Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called ‘gay culture.’

“Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women.

“One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.”

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20 Comments

  1. Mandy
    December 11, 06:33 Reply

    So all intending priests will just coman just confess their homosexuality, eh? Becos the closet is no longer an option, abi?

  2. Absalom
    December 11, 07:08 Reply

    “…present deep-seated homosexual tendencies…”

    Does this mean if you are effeminate, they might want to interrogate you a bit more to be sure whether to let you in the gates or not? Hmmmm…

  3. Khaleesi
    December 11, 07:49 Reply

    “Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women.”

    This is so utterly insulting,condemnatory & condescending all at the same time. Mtchwwww who get their time anyway?

  4. Bryce
    December 11, 08:21 Reply

    The Vatican also maintains married men shouldn’t be priests.
    And that their priests shouldn’t have sex.

    What’s the use of this story,abeg?.

    • Absalom
      December 11, 08:35 Reply

      Uh, celibacy and marriage are choices, but sexuality ain’t. ?

      • Bryce
        December 11, 08:59 Reply

        Yeah,sexuality ain’t but you missed this part:
        “The Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practice homosexuality,”.
        It can be argued,from their point of view,the “practice of homosexuality” is a choice,same as celibacy.
        There are lots of gay Catholic priests,this I know.It’s just not officially encouraged.
        What I really want to know is why it’s so important for a post here.

        • Francis
          December 11, 09:31 Reply

          Because it’s news and some peeps are interested in the gist. Just read the ones you like and ignore the rest that affect your sensibilities negatively.

          • Bryce
            December 11, 14:06 Reply

            No sir,it’s not news.
            That has always been the position of the catholic church for two millennia now.The church officially don’t allow anything sex among members of its priesthood.
            How that became news this century is what’s confusing me.Perhaps you can shed some light

            • Francis
              December 11, 14:11 Reply

              It’s news cause it reminds awon hopeful gay Catholics that their church ain’t evolving just yet….at least not this 2016.

              P.S: I got the vibe you wanted to start some PP vs Religious people yarns. My bad

              • Bryce
                December 11, 14:58 Reply

                Vibes,over the internet,can be way off the mark.
                Apology accepted.

                There may be some truth to the “PP v Religious people” narrative, but that was not my intention.I don’t dabble in that.

          • Bryce
            December 11, 14:10 Reply

            “ignore the rest that affect your sensibilities negatively”.
            You assume my sensibilities are in any way affected.SMH
            Assumption being the basest form of knowledge, I suppose that’s all you have to lean on

    • ambivalentone
      December 11, 08:37 Reply

      kakakakakakaka. I fear it is too late…at least for them here in Nigeria

  5. .•*Sugaar.•*
    December 11, 13:23 Reply

    Ha ha ha
    Hmmm human being sef!
    Why is it so different for Catholic, a priest can’t marry… after all, God uses both the married and unmarried to propagate His words… and God still listens and Work with anyone He wants…

    • Chuck
      December 11, 19:04 Reply

      The Catholic Church was the first, Original church. The medieval Church decided on clergy Celibacy as a result of monastic reform in the 10th 11th and 12th centuries. It’s a way to deny the body to focus on the spiritual, and prevent clergy from struggling for marriage and position in the earthly kingdom etc.

  6. omiete
    December 11, 18:49 Reply

    I deeply feel like whether you’re gay or straight shouldn’t be an issue because afterall. Priests take a vow of celibacy

  7. Amon
    December 11, 23:53 Reply

    What exactly is “deep homosexual tendencies” ?

    The “gay culture” of drugs, wild parties and sexual promiscuous living as flaunted in the west is a “NO” for me as well as some other gay men. So i can understand that part. But what is “deep gay culture” ?

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