Like most controversial announcements these days, the news comes just in time to coincide with the release of the Pope’s new book-length interview, “Light of the World,’ out Tuesday. The info, sure to be labeled “shocking” (the most over-used word in journalism), was released by none other than the The Vatican’s newspaper, which published the enticing excerpts on Saturday.
Calling it ‘a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way of living sexuality,’ Benedict used the example of what seems to be gay male prostitutes, okaying rubbers it when “contraception is not an issue.” This because in such a situation condoms are used only with the ‘intention of reducing the risk of infection.’ Unfortunately, wrapping it up is still taboo for married couples and people unfortunate enough to live in AIDs infested countries. They’ll have to raw dog it.
But that’s not all the juicy Pope news: the rest of the book is said to be loaded with controversial comments too. For example, according to the Associated Press “the pope also confirms that gay men, even if chaste, cannot be priests and says they should not reveal their sexual orientation if they have already been ordained.”
Of course, for those that disqualifies, a slightly safer career as a prostitute is always an option…
How ironic one that a male prostitute is now allowed to use contraception, but how vile it is to acknowledge one is gay, let alone a male prostitute.