Catholic League President Bill Donohue has a message for Pope Francis I after the acknowledgment that there is a clique of gay priests within the Catholic Church. In not quite these words, Donohue said “we have found a gay, may we burn him.” (Sorry, a bit of Monty Python humor there).
What Donohue really wants is the Inquisition to track down the “nest of homosexual priests” and make sure they get rooted out and expelled from the Church.
Donohue was asked by Newsmax host Steve Malzberg about the gay clique influencing the Vatican. Donohue stated “Look, it’s no secret. You’ve got a nest of priests. You have them in the United States, you have them in seminaries, you have them parishes — more so in the past than certainly than today.”
He went on to say that “A gay lobby means you got a nest of homosexual priests who are covering for each other. Are they in the Vatican? I don’t know. I wouldn’t be surprised if we still have them. We certainly have less of a problem today in 2013 than we had 10, 20 and 30 years ago, but we shouldn’t have any of these people acting on their own with their own agenda.”
He went on to say that the Church “did have a problem with the sexual abuse of minors, [but] “we don’t have that problem today [because] it’s very hard now for a practicing homosexual to get into the seminary, which is the way it should be.” He also said “To the extent that there still is a gay lobby — and there is no doubt that there is one — still in the Catholic Church, it needs to be rooted out.”
Donohue has always maintained that the reason for the child molestation problem within the Catholic Church was gay priests, even though this is not true. There are as many, if not more, child molestation cases within the Church that involved priests molesting girls as there are cases where priests molested boys. Unfortunately, the reports tend to favor the reporting of boys instead of girls. Additionally, pedophile priests often has more access to boys than they did girls, but in places like the Magdalene Laundries, schools and other locations where girls were available, priests molested girls quite often.
But that’s never stopped Donohue from pursuing his anti-gay agenda.