I’m very proud of the fact that I was raised Catholic, I’m still a practicing Catholic, and I support the Catholic church. I liken it to my pride in being an American-born citizen. While I’m proud of these things, that does not make me blind to wrongdoing. I am extremely disgusted by the ongoing scandal of sexual abuse across Catholic churches worldwide. When I hear reports of clergy taking advantage of young boys, getting “treated,” then getting placed in another parish where the pedophilia continues, each time I scream, “Damn those mother fucking priests. Damn you Pope Benedict. Damn you to fucking hell.”
I truly believe that this continues to be a problem because the Catholic church is reluctant to change. Can the church get a clue? Really? I mean, get a fucking clue. Priests should be allowed to marry. Priests should be women. Priests can be gay. Priests should be whoever God created them to be and God surely did not create them to be pedophiles! It is not natural to abstain from sex. Priests can love and fully serve their parish community and still be married. Yes! What a concept. Pope Benedict, before you get assassinated, can you please do us a favor. Gather your ‘yes-men’ together for a very important Vatican conference and make some fucking changes! The sexual abuse has got to stop.