Tuesday, March 09, 2010

The Choir Singing Showtunes In Latin Should Have Been A Clue

So we're slooshing around the intertoobz rather absentmindedly looking for random nakedity when what to our wandering eyes should appear but Vatican hit by gay sex scandal.

Gotta be the shoes thinks us. 

The Vatican was today rocked by a sex scandal reaching into Pope Benedict's household after a chorister was sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.
We bet we know what the gentleman was waiting for! Badda Boom, Bing. Thank you. We're here all week. Tip your waitress.

Angelo Balducci, a Gentleman of His Holiness, was caught by police on a wiretap allegedly negotiating with Thomas Chinedu Ehiem, a 29-year-old Vatican chorister, over the specific physical details of men he wanted brought to him.
A gentleman of his...ahem...holiness? That's too easy, even for us. But if w were to stoop to such a puerile, tasteless, sophomoric level it would have to be something along the lines of giving glory to his holiness because, you know, glory and holi...well, let's just move on.

The Gentlemen of His Holiness, or Papal Gentlemen, the ceremonial ushers of the papal household. In the words of a 1968 ordinance, they are expected to "distinguish themselves for the good of souls and the glory of the name of the Lord".
 Oh. Guess we weren't that far off after all.
The explosive claims about Balducci's private life have caused grave embarrassment to the Vatican, which has yet to publicly comment on the affair.

Have yet to comment? Hey, come on your popiness, sure it's a little mano-a-mano action, but at least it ain't kids.  You're moving in the right direction, which, for a church run by a guy who wears a dress in public should be cause for celebration.

While Catholicism does not condemn homosexuality outright, its teaching is that homosexual acts "are intrinsically disordered."
Well, somebody doesn't like Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Balducci is also a senior adviser to the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, the department that oversees the Roman Catholic church's worldwide missionary activities.
 "Missionary activities." So that's what the kids are calling it these days.

There were conflicting accounts of how the Vatican might respond. According to one source, there was no provision for the dismissal of a Gentleman of His Holiness.
Hmmm...Sort of once you're in, you're in. If you get our drift. In a manner of speaking as it were. Metaphorical and stuff like that.

1 comment:

scripto said...

" Glory Holiness?"

Are you all angling for an Excommunication?