Irony: A technique of indicating an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
It may have been a while since the Vatican Gay Lobby was last in a gay bar, but that doesn’t seem to stop their choice in music. Announcing their support for Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of the Philippines, someone (probably not the VGL actually) set up this video supporting the Cardinal to the tune of “YMCA” by The Village People:
For those who may not know the song, which was a fixture of gay bars everywhere for a long, long time:
Cardinal Tagle has been getting a lot of popular support on the internet to replace Pope Benedict XVI, who retired from office after giving up his (Prada) ruby slippers and moving into a converted convent behind the Sistine Chapel with his long time confidant. No word if they painted it green or painted the bricks leading to his new residence yellow.
Fans of Tagle have flooded his Facebook page with 125,000 likes and messages of support, and Twitter has been abuzz with some saying “Listening to his lectures on Theology does not feel like he is giving a lecture at all, it feels like you are on recollection or retreat. He gives very insightful ideas worth pondering on. Thank you very much Cardinal Chito.” Chito being his nickname among his fans.
Another Twitter supporter, Elizabeth Mascarenas, stated “You are our pride and faithful leader. Love you Cardinal Tagle. God be with you always.” Tio Fred said on Twitter “He may be a DARK HORSE contender, but he is young and charismatic. The Vatican will be blessed to have him as the new Pope. Our prayers are with you, Cardinal Tagle.”
In a more serious note, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests or SNAP have also been keeping an eye on Cardinal Tagle. He is one of three prelates whom they feel are most promising with regards to the issues of clerical child sexual abuse.