Sunday, November 24, 2013

Photo of the Day and Gay Sex in the Vatican

Photo of the day is an amusing photo accompanying Vanity Fair's recent article, The Secret Lives of Vatican's Gay Cardinals, Monks and Other Clergy. Though everything is vague, nothing is specific , and no one is named, it has the "feel" of an authentic inside look. Little is shocking about it, most quite plausible, not much all that scandalous. However, a dark picture emerges of closeted men with no confidence they would be cared for or protected if they came out of the closet. As Pope Francis has said recently, no one has come up to him wearing a 'gay identity card' yet. No cabal or gay lobby, no power faction, but many hidden, secret lives, some deeply repressed and dangerous, others less so, some faithful to their vows, others promiscuous - scandalously so. One comes away from the picture wondering who causes more harm, the self loathing repressives supporting twisted doctrines or the corrupt hedonists soliciting young seminarians as prostitutes. Either way .....

Pope Francis is scheduled to meet Vladimir Putin. Geoff Farrow wonders if the wellbeing of LGBT people in Russia will be sold down the river for a sweet deal between Vatican and Russia or whether good Pope Francis will confront the infamous premier. See full article here.

Unfortunately, my computer crashed recently and photos posted on this iPad I'm using don't usually appear. But it's worth a try. Here is the witty article photo from Vanity Fair. It's wistful thinking of course. If only.......perhaps Gene Robinson would wear such a rainbow mitre.






2 comments:

Stan Theman said...

What's the attraction? Why live like this? Do these people like dressing up this much? Do they need an excuse why they're not married at 35 or dating a woman?
What a freak show!

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