As we’re all well aware, the Catholic Church is seemingly plagued with a longstanding tradition of priests touching little boys. This isn’t exactly news to the rest of us, but it was not until recently when Pope Francis acknowledged the problem by meeting with people who have been sexually abused by his army of holy men and promised change that there was any hope for the Catholic church to ever be more than an easy source for pedophile prey in the form of altar boys and private schoolchildren. But did you know that it’s actually the children who are at fault for Father McBadTouch taking liberties with their bodies?
Earlier this week, a priest bravely spoke out about the real problem plaguing the Catholic Church: insatiable youngsters who are just dying to have an aging man in a dress, put parts of himself inside them. In an interview with Italian TV station La7, Rev. Gino Flaim explained that priests are the victims of “love-seeking children.” According to Flaim, priests simply “give up” as children throw themselves at them and are being demonized for their weakness when confronted by the temptation of underage flesh:
I’ve been to lots of schools, and I know children. Unfortunately there are children who seek affection because they don’t receive it at home and I understand that some priests can give up. Pedophilia is a sin, and like all sins has to be accepted.
Asked if he believed that children were partly responsible for their abuse, he responded, “In many ways, yes.”
But you know what is an unforgivable sin? F*cking homosexuality. According to Gawker, Flaimcalled consensual sex between two men a “disease,” and something he just can’t “understand,” unlike pedophilia.
The diocese of Trento in Northern Italy suspended the priest following his remarks, clarifying that his statements ran counter “to the sentiments of the entire church community.”
Watch the remarks below. They’re not in English, but here they are:
Featured Image via La7