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The latest attempt by the Pope at window dressing on the Catholic Church’s attitude toward gays is far too little, far too late.
After centuries of denial, the leader of the Catholic Church has finally acknowledged the existence of gays among the flock.
It has been an open secret for generations that the church was home to many gay men. For most of the world the, decades-old pedophilia scandal involving the Catholic clergy exposed the sordid repression of gays in the most secretive, misogynist institution on the planet.
Now, the new pope seems to have received some “wisdom.”
Unfortunately, this is not a moment for rejoicing.
His comments were all about image. There was no substance.
What is he planning to do to stop the hatred and bigotry within his own organization and amongst his millions of followers?
That is a mystery.
What about a plea for forgiveness for the centuries of intolerance, ignorance and fostering hatred toward a group of human beings just because of whom they love?
And an apology for all the lives ruined?
Not much will change.
But the history of the institution he leads has already been written. And it is not a pretty story.
I blogged about this in more detail this morning:Pope on gays: too little, too late.