Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Man in a Dress


You may recall my tirade about Ayaan Hirsi Ali's proposed script for "Submission 2" about the Muslim intolerance for homosexuals. At the time, I was rather annoyed that she singled out Mohammedeans for gay bashing.

Well, the Vatican has just announced that it will ban gays from the priesthood. The exact terms are those "who are actively homosexual, have deep-seated homosexual tendencies, or support the so-called 'gay culture.'" If you wish to read more about it, here's a good article from the New York Times. The text in the original Italian can be found here.

So Ayaan, will we see the Pope in any future versions of "Submission"?

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At 10:01 AM, Anonymous Niels said...

I don't think you can compare the vatican arguments with homo-intollerant muslims. Vatican priests have the celebacy rule. If a priest is gay or hetero is not important for theire function as a priest. A priest who choses to be one should focus on spiritual welbeing.

At 11:38 AM, Blogger Jonathan Groubert said...

And that is the escape clause the Vatican seems to have created. They have a "don't ask don't tell policy" whereby if you are gay, but don't practice or condone the gay lifestyle, it's not a problem.
However, this is similar to many Middle Eastern lands where gay behavior is relatively commonplace, but totally unspoken.
My point is, if Dutch MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali wishes to criticize homophobia, that's fine. But then she should do so evenhandedly.


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