Saturday, February 23, 2013
Maybe he is or maybe he isn't. Only he knows for sure. But it looks like some high-ranking members of the Catholic Church are gay, the Pope found out about it and the numerous cover-ups and general machinations, and is now stepping down. Two main things: 1) Secret societies are probably always going to end up terrible in some way, because people who love both secrecy and power are probably going to do some bad stuff. 2) Being gay and having gay sex does not belong to the category of bad stuff, so the Church should take a minute to think about the damage they do by making people feel guilty just for being human beings. The Pope is a human being and might be gay. That can happen, and odds are pretty good it has happened at some point in the Church's history. Because people are people and that's it.