Subject: Gay people in the history
of the Catholic Church
Few know that the Roman Catholic Church (RCC)
in the Middle Ages provided
sanctuary for those who wanted to avoid the plague.
Before that, the "nunneries"
were literally brothels. Recall Shakespeare's
"Hie thee to a nunnery!"
In other words, go get f**ked.
Down through history the RCC was also a sanctuary
for all those misfit boys and
girls who were hustled away by their embarrassed
families to become nuns and priests.
Some of these kids were homosexual, and the RCC
was the only safe place for them.
Well, "safe" is not exactly the right word because
they were exposed to pedophilic priests.
Perhaps this explains why pedophilia is so ingrained
in religion. Until recently,
I suspect that many families were relieved that
their misfit kids had a place to go
where they would not be an embarrassment and
would be accepted.
Today the Gay Liberation Movement has brought
us gay folks into visibility,
and slowly we are removing that "embarrassment",
thus making it unnecessary
for kids to end up in the clutches of criminals.
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