So is the Vatican’s #2 saying that the Pope is gay?

The Vatican’s number two, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, just informed the world that the child rape scandal enveloping the Catholic church is all due to gay people. He went on to allege something that was debunked almost forty years ago, that homosexuality and pedophilia are linked. You have to love how AP handled that little chestnut:

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican’s secretary of state, made the comments during a news conference Monday in Chile, where one of the church’s highest-profile pedophile cases involves a priest having sex with young girls.


Of course, in the developed world (that’s a jab at the Vatican, not Chile), everyone knows that sexual orientation has nothing to do with rape, child or otherwise. It’s stunning that the number two in the Vatican would either outright lie to the world, or be so uneducated and ignorant as to be spreading forty-year old blood lies about an entire class of human beings (so much for infallibility). Almost reminds you of the way the Vatican has treated Jews over the years (not very well). You’d think the people leading one of the world’s biggest religions wouldn’t be neanderthals. Then again, you’d also think that they weren’t chid rapists, and aiding and abetting the rape of children. So what’s a lie to men who condone the rape of children.

But getting back to Cardinal Bertone. If he thinks the Catholic church’s child rape scandal is being caused by gays, and we now know that the Pope played a significant role in aiding and abetting the rape of those children, then is Cardinal Bertone suggesting that the Pope himself is gay?

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