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Wednesday 30 November 2005

"Can you can ever be just a little bit gay?"

This is part of the sub-heading of a rather amusing article in the Guardian today about the recent announcement of an explicit policy relating to gays becoming (remaining?) priests in the Catholic Church. One of the better quotes from this somewhat irreverant take on what is, for the Vatican, evidently a very serious subject, which seems to encapsulate the Holy See's bizarrely-skewed moral (not to mention logical) compass:

Or, to put it another way, homosexuality is very much like smoking - a few years off the fags, and you're all nice and pure again.

- I wrote a little while back about leaks of what would be in this policy document, but when it was published it seemed to be so similar to the earlier leaks that I hardly thought it worth commenting upon again. The Guardian article places it in its proper context - akin to that of a rather 'dotty' elderly relative.

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