You're shameless, Sink.
I really thought you above this kind of thing, at least after the agenda of the author has been revealed.
Swallow your pride and admit your article is a gay agenda driven hit piece to which Groeschel has to obligation no respond, OK?
Its too easy to see through this, now that the other pieces of the puzzle are revealed.
posted on 03/02/2003 3:04:39 PM PST
Correction: to which Groeschel has NO obligation TO respond
posted on 03/02/2003 3:05:53 PM PST
To: Polycarp; sinkspur; american colleen; B Knotts; Siobhan; Dajjal
I like this article about as much as a dose of haemorrhoids (sp?), but I think sink has a point here.
The only reason that gay agitprops and the rest are able to attack the Church so liberally at this present time is that grave perversions have taken hold in the priesthood and I am certain that the scandals will take their toll of many more "good" men before this is sorted.
While the number of sex-offenders may be relatively small, the numbers involved in the collusion and cover-up have been massive, and in some respects this is the far greater perversion. I can't remember if it was Leo XIII or St Pius X who warned of the consequences for the Church when "good" men stand back and do nothing.
The see-no-evil, speak-no-evil, hear-no-evil culture of clericalism that liberal and conservative clergy alike are immersed in, has allowed no end of depravity to take place while the priests and the Levites have passed by on the other side.
The greater instinctive loyalty among the conservative clergy, as well as fear of ostracism, will have allowed many of them to be sucked in, at least to the point of erring on the side of generosity.
Psychology is at best an inexact science, if indeed it is really a science at all, and its quite likely that Groeschel has screwed up a few times. He has admitted as much in the above post by Colleen, and why not? - he is not infallible after all.
He would come out of it with more integrity if he just admitted to making some bad mistakes in these instances, or challenge the reporters to give some proof if they are lying.
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