The Roman Catholic church should be ashamed of themselves!
Once again attempting to fend off and take zero responsibility for the actions of their preists, who have abused countless innocent children, the Vatican's second in command, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, had the audicity to claim that the horrific events that haven taken place are linked to homosexuality!
He said in a news conference in Chile yesterday:
"Many psychologists and psychiatrists have demonstrated that there is no relation between celibacy and pedophilia. But many others have demonstrated, I have been told recently, that there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia. That is true. That is the problem."
Even more effed up is the fact that Bertone was in Chile to respond to news that a priest, Father Jose Andres Aguierre, had been relocated after abusing and at least impregnating one of the multiple young girls in his church!!
Oh, good! Well at least we know he did that because of homosexuality, right??
Rolando Jimenez, the president of the Movement for Homosexual Integration and Liberation in Chile, says:
"Neither Bertone nor the Vatican has the moral authority to give lessons on sexuality. This is a perverse strategy by the Vatican to shirk its own ethical and legal responsibility by making a spurious and disgusting connection."
Agreed 100%!! The Church has no business whatsoever attempting to point the blame for their disgusting enabling of these men who have ruined the lives of countless children at anyone but themselves.
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