Michael Voris is a far-far-far-right Catholic extremist here in Michigan who is prone to saying some truly appalling things. He runs the Church Militant site and put up a video complaining that altar girls make boys not like the liturgy and that the whole priestly rape thing is because Catholic women raised “feminized boys.”
Co-host Michael Voris begins the segment by talking about mothers who want their daughters to participate in the church and thus want their daughters to be altar girls along with altar boys. “You know, what young guy, what’s the connection there for any young male who’s 13, 14, 15? He wants nothing to do with that,” he explained. “There’s nothing appealing whatsoever about the faith to a 12, 14-year-old kid and you can see it. They’re sittin’ there on their text-phones slouched back in their gym shorts at mass when they show up.”
Panelist Matthew Pearson connects the problems to the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church which he attributes to boys raised by single mothers who lack strong father figures. “Because all these feminized kids without fathers yearn to go somewhere where they maybe find a father figure,” he began. “They were feminine. They became gay and they all went to the same place. They all went to the seminary looking for the father and they found predator fathers who then coerced them into, ya know, and that’s where we have this gay sex scandal that’s just ravaged the church for now 40, 50 years.”
Adults go to the seminary. Little kids get raped. The scandal isn’t about gay sex, it’s about child rape. Bigots like these do not make such a distinction.