Ex-Pope Benedict Took On The Gay Lobby And Won, Says Ex-Pope Benedict

Jim Burroway

July 1st, 2016

PopesRedShoesWe haven’t had a living ex-pope who became ex-pope of his own volition in more than 700 years, and we haven’t had an ex-pope’s post-poping memoirs in, like a kajillion. But we’ll have that soon. The Pope Formerly Known As Benedict XVI is due to publish his memoir, The Last Conversation, on September 9. The Italian newspaper, Corriere della Sera has the Italian newspaper rights for the book’s excerpts, and today ran a long article which, according to Reuters, discusses Benedict’s exploits against a “gay lobby” in the Vatican:

In the book, Benedict says that he came to know of the presence of a “gay lobby” made up of four or five people who were seeking to influence Vatican decisions. The article says Benedict says he managed to “break up this power group”.

…The Church has maintained its centuries-long opposition to homosexual acts.

But rights campaigners have long said many gay people work for the Vatican and Church sources have said they suspect that some have banded together to support each other’s careers and influence decisions in the bureaucracy.

Benedict, who now has the title “emeritus pope,” has always maintained that he made his choice to leave freely and Corriere says that in the book Benedict “again denies blackmail or pressure”.

His Prada shoes declined to comment for this story.

Ben in Oakland

July 1st, 2016

So the gay lobby in the church is more powerful than the pope?

Silly, silly. Silly.

A gay lobby in the church. Who knew? One cannot be a priest without a vocation, a literal calling from God, which is a gift from God. The church has its means to determine who has a true vocation and who does not. But somehow those all powerful gays, more powerful than God, more learned than the entire magisterium, and sneakier than “the devil and his angels, too” took over the church.

We made the church molest all of those kids, and we made the church cover it up, and then we made the Minneapolis diocese hide some millions to prevent payouts to victims of abuse. We also made the church oppose birth control, because we love seeing starving kids and the Zika injured. There is just no end to our perfidy, our power, and our influence.

Be afraid. Be very afraid. We’ll get you, my pretty, and your little pope, too.

Sir Andrew

July 1st, 2016

Um…”The Pope Formerly Known As Benedict XVI is due to public his memoir,…”

“Public his memoir”??

Only four or five gays in the gay lobby? I’m pretty sure I slept with eleven of them.


July 1st, 2016

Said the queen wearing a frilly dress, gaudy jewelry, silly hats and patent leather pumps.


July 1st, 2016

Maledict is a far more fitting name.

Ben in oakland

July 2nd, 2016

Persianally, I prefer Heezadict..


July 2nd, 2016

Ben and Lucrece:

Nah. He should be Pope Richard. So that we can straight out call him “Dick.”

Why beat around the bush?

Ben in oakland

July 2nd, 2016

I didn’t beet around the bush. And I certainly wouldn’t beat around his bush. You don’t know where it’s been,

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