"Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion." John Adams

Featured Posts

Creative Minority Reader

Priest Attacks Church at LGBT Festival

The Wild Goose festival is a gathering of liberal Christians to affirm each other in their liberalism. This year there were transgender workshops and a lecture from Catholic priest Fr. James Alison, who self identifies as gay, attacking the Catholic Church.

Juicy Ecumenism reports:

Alison was dismissive of Catholic opposition to homosexuality, comparing church leaders with Italian traffic cops: well-dressed figures who occasionally feel the need to emerge from their booths and direct traffic, causing more problems.

“They should be ignored,” Alison declared.

Catholic teaching about the “intrinsic evil” of homosexual acts was inconsistent, Alison argued, with the understanding that the attractions themselves were not sinful.

“Most Catholic bishops know being gay is a regularly occurring non-pathological variant condition,” Alison asserted, equating homosexuality with being left-handed. The evil, Alison maintained, is how the left hand is used, not the using of the left hand itself. Listing group rape and pagan orgies resulting in self-castration, Alison suggested that these were in fact what scripture warned against when forbidding homosexual practice.

The Brazil-based priest also waved off religious liberty concerns as bishops “rabbiting on” about fortnight for freedom. Catholicism, Alison suggested, issued rules for a Mediterranean culture with a relaxed view about church authority. American Catholics were in the unfortunate situation of hearing those rules amidst a “Protestant conscience” forcing them to obey.

Fielding questions from the audience, Alison sympathized with a married lesbian from the Archdiocese of Detroit who was struggling with “new, young conservative leadership.” Some Catholics, Alison assessed, were in the unfortunate situation of being in a diocese where “pharisaical” leadership had taken over.
Treating the Church's views on sexuality with such derision does terrible damage.

I don't know why it always seems to be the case that those who openly espouse teachings antithetical to the Church do not only ignore the Church but attack it. It's not enough for them to be surrounded by those willing to ignore the Church, they must tear at it and rip it down.


Your Ad Here


C. LaSalle said...

He should be laicized immediately! No not stop just do it.

The sooner the message gets out that if you don't like the rules you can hit the road the better life will be for the rest of us!

Okiepapist said...

The best part of this is that the hierarchy will do nothing about this guy, as they will be to busy looking for a traditional priest to sanction and denounce.

Richardson said...

This interview is interesting, especially the part where he says he has no Ordinary, belongs to no religious order, is incardinated nowhere, and has decided his vow of celibacy is null and void. http://www.jamesalison.co.uk/texts/eng67.html

Post a Comment