- Apr 6, 2008
- The people's republic of Eugene
They are responding within the confines of their own dogma. Their stand on homosexuality is that it is a sinful behavior, not a condition that people are born with. Therefore, they want the priests to confess, do their penance, and never sin (do homosexual deeds), again. They remain oblivious that such offenders have a life long affinity for their same-sex pedophilia. Such people are usually, if not always, repeat offenders until stopped by incarceration.
The Catholic Church's priority is perpetuating the entity that is the church not service to, or the well being of its parishioners. In short, the "Holy Church" is more important than the people.
I agree the church thinks the church is more important than the people, one reason I never did become a nun
They have ex communicated others for far less things, I supose the person did not repent or at least say the words and that might be the difference here. But the police still should have arrested them.