Catholic priest says Caitlyn Jenner is just a ‘man dressed up as a whore.’

Catholic priest says Caitlyn Jenner is just a ‘man dressed up as a whore.’ June 2, 2015

I want to reiterate what Hemant Mehta said writing on this same subject. I love writing here at Patheos, but, as Mehta says, we do share our platform with many different religious groups. While not all are bad, and many have taught me a lot about their beliefs and their tolerance and acceptance of other groups, some of downright vile.

There often seems no more hateful a place on the internet than the Catholic channel of the Patheos network. Case in point, the blog of Catholic priest Fr. Dwight Longenecker, who wrote one of the most hateful responses to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover in which she revealed her new identity as a transgender women.

 

It has been difficult not to have one’s nose pushed into a particular image this week.

It is that of a former Olympic athlete dolled up as a woman on the cover of the appropriately named Vanity Fair.

Here’s a guy who is on TV and is caught up in a huge publicity machine to sell himself and now to sell his sexual confusion and medical and cosmetic transformation into a female. When I see that Vanity Fair cover I don’t see an attractive woman.

I see a man dressed up as a whore… which of course is just what you would expect to find in the original Vanity Fair where every human delight is up for sale.

To borrow from Mehta again, no one forced him to look at this cover. He chose to. I see many covers of magazines I pay little to no attention to. So he chose to look and investigate this cover.

Now, if you have read anything Longenecker has ever written, you expect this kind of hateful ignorance and bigotry. Yet, this seems downright evil, even for him. He is insulting a women who has been through a lot in her personal life and has finally been able to be free as who she wants to be and to have an evil prick tell you that you’re just a man dressed up as a whore? I’m disgusted.

Longenecker, of course, feels the need to make sure you know he is in no way attracted to Caitlyn because as we all know, as a Catholic priest, Caitlyn Jenner is about 60 years too old for him to find attractive.

I see a lot of hateful stuff every day from the Catholic bloggers and comment rarely, but Longenecker has repeatedly gone too far and just as Mehta has done, I felt the need to address this level of hateful ignorance coming out of the network I write for.

 


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