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Blame the Altar Boys – They WANTED It!!

Timothy Kincaid

December 28th, 2007

alter.jpgThis one comes in a bit of a circuitous route (via PageOneQ‘s reference to a translation site) so I can’t swear to its accuracy.

However, the Catholic Bishop of the Canary Island of Tenerife seems to think gay folks are bad for society.

“Homosexuality harms society, and we will pay for it,” he said, adding that most homosexuals lived out their sexual leanings as if they were addicts.

No big surprise. The Church under the current Pope seems to be constantly looking for ever more outrageous things to say.

But Bishop Bernardo Alvarez has an all new take on what I assume is his response to the scandals surrounding priests molestating children and the Church covering it up. Usually it’s simply “defend the Church, blame the homosexuals that snuck into the Church.” Alvarez’ position is even more ignoble.

The bishop further stated that there are minors who desired sexual abuse and even sought it out. “If one isn’t careful, they could even provoke it,” Alvarez said. “Sexuality is more complicated than one suspects.”

So now it’s not just the Church that is innocent, it’s also the molesting priests. The ones to blame are those oversexed Lolitas, male or female, that provoked the priests.

Sure there are sexually provocative youth. No question. There are even precocious minors that are sexually active younger than thirteen, Spain’s age of consent. But isn’t it the adult’s job to set appropriate boundaries?

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Jason
December 28th, 2007 | LINK

“Homosexuality harms society, and we will pay for it,” he said, adding that most homosexuals lived out their sexual leanings as if they were addicts.”

And how exactly would he know?

Never ceases to amaze me how we are essentially “the devil incarnate” yet somehow these folks seem to know every square inch of our sex lives.

Where exactly is this bishop getting his info? Probably from the usual false sources.

Mike Airhart
December 28th, 2007 | LINK

Sorry to nitpick, but I think you are referring to the island of:

Tenerife

According to 365gay.com, the bishop blames homosexuality on child sexual abuse — but he also blames youths for abuse, saying that many minors recruit adults.

Timothy Kincaid
December 28th, 2007 | LINK

Mike,

Yes, I did use the German spelling. I has been corrected.

As for blaming homosexuality on child sexual abuse, I think you are confusing the Bishop with the protestant minister, Zapata. I love 365gay.com, but they are not always scupulously accurate in their reporting.

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