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Viganò Attacks Again: Even More Obsessively Focused on Homosexuality, as U.S. Catholic Continues to Brand Itself as Homophobic Hate Machine

Posted on the 20 October 2018 by William Lindsey @wdlindsy
Pope accuser strikes back, blames "scourge of homosexuality" for abuse
This — this hateful crusade against a minority community, hate dressed up as God — is how the U.S. Catholic church has chosen to identify itself in the public eye. /1— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) October 20, 2018

Joshua McElwee, "Viganò: Vatican rebuke proved truth of McCarrick cover-up":
Viganò, who served as the Vatican's ambassador to the U.S. from 2011 to 2016, launches as well an extended diatribe against alleged homosexuality in the Catholic priesthood, calling it "the principle [sic] cause" of the clergy abuse crisis. 
In his latest document, Viganò says Ouellet offered a "dramatic silence" on "the role of homosexuality in the corruption of the priesthood and of the hierarchy." 
"This very grave crisis cannot be confronted and resolved correctly as long as we do not call things by their true names," states Viganò. "It is not an exaggeration to say that homosexuality has become a scourge in the clergy and that it can be annihilated only with spiritual weapons." 
Several scientific studies have concluded that there is no link between homosexuality and clergy abuse. The 2011 John Jay Report, for example, cited instead a perversion of power and authority. The study was a deep investigation of the causes and context of clergy sex abuse and was commissioned by the U.S. bishops.

It has done this through the active intent of its bishops for several decades now, and through the silent complicity of its lay intellectuals in its academies and journalistic spheres, as they have let the hate be ratcheted up, with cruel consequences for one queer person /2— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) October 20, 2018

after another associated with the Catholic church. /3— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) October 20, 2018

The silence of the lay intellectuals, who have every reason to know better, in the face of that cruelty is astonishing, & is a significant contributing factor to the choice of 6 in 10 white Catholics to elect the moral monstrosity now in the White House — /4— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) October 20, 2018

— a dreadful indictment of the American Catholic church. /5— 𝚆𝚒𝚕𝚕𝚒𝚊𝚖 𝙳. 𝙻𝚒𝚗𝚍𝚜𝚎𝚢 (@wdlindsy) October 20, 2018

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