|This had to be the least comfortable|
conversation in the history of the world.
You know, because who knows more about marriage and gay people than 253 elderly, celibate priests? Am I right?
|The answer, of course, is everyone else on Earth.|
|"Let us all rise and sing|
hymn 235: Poker Face."
Well, it turns out a lot of them were prepared to suck quite a bit up. The draft with the language about gays maybe not being so bad after all got 50% of the vote, but needed a 2/3rd's majority to pass. The fact that half the priests in the room were willing to join the 21st century is itself kind of a miracle.
|The Bishops finally agreed to:|
"Gay people, um, exist."
|Blessed Pope Paul VI, soon-to-be |
Patron Saint of the Rhythm Method
Hey, uh, speaking of miracles, the Pope ended the conference with the beatification of Pope Paul VI, which is sort of a step on the road to sainthood. In nerd terms, he leveled up. The important thing is that Pope Paul VI was the guy who clarified the official Catholic stance on birth control, you know, the position that says that nothing, not even a condom, should stand in the way of God's plan, or say the rampant spread of STD's. Um, way to go guys. Way to go.