Sunday, October 14, 2007

Suspended Vatican Priest Denies He's Gay

This guy's new denial sounds about as convincing as Larry Craig's "wide stance" BS line. They caught his ass and it's either try to deny it or be fired and lose a cushy lifestyle. Next, I suppose he'll claim that Jesus spoke to him and told him to make advances on the guy. Between this excuse and those put out by some of the GOP officials and Baptist pastors, they must all think the public is incredibly stupid. Here are some highlights of's coverage of this new fairy tale (

(Vatican City) A Vatican official suspended after being caught on hidden camera making advances to a young man said in an interview published Sunday that he is not gay and was only pretending to be gay as part of his work. In an interview with La Repubblica newspaper, Monsignor Tommaso Stenico said he frequented online gay chat rooms and met with gay men as part of his work as a psychoanalyst. He said that he pretended to be gay in order to gather information about "those who damage the image of the Church with homosexual activity."
The Vatican after acted Vatican officials recognized Stenico's office in the background of a television program on gay priests that was broadcast on Oct. 1 on La7, a private Italian TV network. Stenico was secretly filmed making advances to a young man and asserting that gay sex was not sinful. In the Repubblica interview, Stenico said he had met with the young man and pretended to talk about homosexuality "to better understand this mysterious and faraway world which, by the fault of a few people - among them some priests - is doing so much harm to the Church." He said he had never been gay and was heterosexual, but remained faithful to his vow of celibacy.

If you believe that line, call me and I will sell you some oceanfront property in Nevada. CNN also has a report here:

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