Friday, November 4, 2011
Catholic Paper Claims Devil Controls Homosexual Attraction but Apparently Not Child Molestation
The publisher was questioned about the highly publicized cases of sexual abuse against children within the Church, and asked why that behavior was not also addressed as influenced by the devil.
The author explained, “We are taught in the Bible to love children. For instance, in Mark 10:13, we are told, ‘Now they were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them.’ It also says, ‘And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.’ The Bible, to some extent, is meant to be interpreted. Accordingly, some priests make the case that laying their hands upon children is a path to divinity. One can’t say definitively that they’re incorrect. Even the name ‘pedophile’ means ‘loving children.’ But there’s nothing in that book about the Lord’s tolerance for same sex diddling and sodomy. Not one mention of it. So, we must assume it’s the work of the devil, since God refuses to acknowledge it.”
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