- Jun 22, 2021
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- Potomac, Maryland 20854
Ok, from an argument point of view that makes sense. This is the deal: A gay man up until the mid to late 20th century lived in the closet. Those that were out suffered consequences. Catholic gay men joined the priesthood because it provided a cover in front of society.It *is* about reasoning.
The number of gay men who became priests is a tiny tiny fraction of the number of gay men/women who were harmed by the Catholic Church directly or indirectly. Why can't you acknowledge this? Sure, the Catholic Church didn't harm those gay men who became priests. But they harmed many orders of magnitude more who didn't.
OK, that was a much better argument.Some Jews joined the Nazi Party and rose high in the ranks and were not harmed. This is fact. But to claim the Nazi Party protected Jews because of this fact would be ridiculous.
If you want an acknowledgement, sure. The Catholic Church protected some gay people who joined the clergy. Again, that number pales in comparison to those they harmed.