The Lavender Mafia Unmasked

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by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th.  •  ChurchMilitant.com  •  January 24, 2019   

There are far more homosexual clergy than most realize

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The so-called Lavender Mafia, gay or gay-friendly clerics occupying positions of power with the Catholic Church, are rapidly losing their beneficial cloak of secrecy.

An article by Catholic political conservative Andrew Sullivan on Monday highlights the studies showing there are thousands of U.S. clerics who are homosexual.

"In the United States, however, where there are 37,000 priests, no independent study has found fewer than 15 percent to be gay, and some have found as many as 60  percent," wrote Sullivan. "The consensus in my own research over the past few months converged on around 30 to 40 percent among parish priests and considerably more than that — as many as 60 percent or higher — among religious orders like the Franciscans or the Jesuits."


In his article, Sullivan notes that the Catholic Church has explicitly banned the ordination of men to the priesthood but routinely ignores this directive. He's referring to a Vatican instruction approved by Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 that directed:

Deep-seated homosexual tendencies, which are found in a number of men and women, are also objectively disordered and, for those same people, often constitute a trial. … In the light of such teaching, this Dicastery, in accord with the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, believes it necessary to state clearly that the Church, while profoundly respecting the persons in question, cannot admit to the seminary or to holy orders those who practise homosexuality, present deep-seated homosexual tendencies or support the so-called "gay culture."

Such persons, in fact, find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women. One must in no way overlook the negative consequences that can derive from the ordination of persons with deep-seated homosexual tendencies.

Sullivan views the deliberate skirting of such directives and of related teaching on the intrinsic evil of homosexuality has led to a "cognitive dissonance," which has skewed the minds of the laity into accepting so-called same-sex marriage.
"The massive cognitive dissonance this requires is becoming harder to sustain," wrote Sullivan.
He adds, "This cultural and moral shift has not only changed the consciousness of most American Catholics (67 percent of whom support civil marriage for gay couples) and gay priests (many of whom are close to quitting) but also broken the silence that long shrouded the subject."
His solution, of course, is to junk Church teaching and embrace a homosexual clergy. He does, however, recognize the fact that a large number of clerics are homosexual. Sullivan is just one of the pro-homosexual writers to draw back the shroud of secrecy enjoyed by gay clerics.
Next month a bombshell book exposing the gay network in the Vatican will be released. The book, titled In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy, is written by pro-gay author Frédéric Marcel. It'll be out on Feb. 21, which is the first day of Rome's synod on sex abuse. The author promises that the book will name names of those clerics, who are part of the gay cabal in the Church and unmask the so-called Lavender Mafia, which many concerned Catholics say is running the Church.

Watch the panel discuss the outing of the gay cabal running the Church in The Download—The Lavender Mafia Unmasked.

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