Robert Mickens, once a writer for The Tablet (aka The Bitter Pill aka RU-486) until he openly wrote that he wished that Benedict XVI should die, now writes for – who else – the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).
Mickens posted a panegyric about suffering closeted “gay” (I hate the distortion of that word) priests whom he places in so many gradations that you’d think they were choirs of angels.
How horribly they are treated! What an injustice it is that the Church says homosexuals shouldn’t be admitted to seminaries! Ratzinger was a real meanie! If not this Pope, who? If not now, when?
He also outs himself.
Mickens’ piece has a lot of yak yak, but it mainly struck me as frustrated, desperate.
It is hard for me to imagine what it is like to suffer from same-sex attraction. I know, however, from common sense and from a quarter century of hearing confessions that it is a terrible burden for those with that affliction. So I’ll simply cut to the chase with the most compassionate response I can think of:
Moderation queue is ON.