16 July 2006

John Rechy Quote, from BENEATH THE SKIN ("Holy Drag!")

"Even greater hypocrisy is revealed daily now,w ith accounts of rampant child molestation, about the men who uphold strictures for others, men who continue to stigmatize homosexuals in an attempt to exorcise their own desires. During the 2004 presidential campaign, a number of priests apparently took time out from molesting children in order to decry as sinful a vote for candidates who suppported a woman's right to abortion."

1 comment:

V said...

OK, this reminds me of something I read in the beginning of Inga Muscio's wonderful new book, AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A BLUE-EYED DEVIL, this being a quote from Miguel D'Escoto, a former Nicaraguan foreign minister: "It would be a serious mistake to conclude that the current behavior of the United States represents something temporary that will change when George Bush Jr. leaves the presidency. Never in its history has the United States taken a backward step in its drive towards universal domination and never has it corrected its behavior, going from bad to worse from the point of view of the rights of the rest of humanity." And here, a quote from the Marvelous Ms. Muscio: "While I gaily concede that some folks have the luxury of elders who offer living renditions of history, and some have enough money and/or community resources to be educated within a completely different paradigm than the one presently lording it over the U.S. public education system, and some go to a college or university where history is very much alive and well, and some read a lot, all in all, what people of the U.S. learn from the public education system is lightly veiled white male supremacist racist propaganda." Neither of which pertain to priests, but hey, these priests are, for the most part, white male supremacists....