Andrew Sullivan may be best known for his forensic uterine expertise, but that’s no reason he can’t branch out once in a while.
Earlier this month, Sullivan ghoulishly gay-baited late NYC Mayor Ed Koch. Today, he’s setting his sights on outgoing Pope Benedict XVI. You see, when the pope steps down tomorrow, his secretary, Monsignor Georg Gänswein, will reportedly live with him in a monastery within the Vatican. And for Sullivan, that’s indisputable proof of a torrid gay affair:
So Benedict’s handsome male companion will continue to live with him, while working for the other Pope during the day. Are we supposed to think that’s, well, a normal arrangement?
This man – clearly in some kind of love with Ratzinger (and vice-versa) will now be working for the new Pope as secretary in the day and spending the nights with the Pope Emeritus. This is not the Vatican. It’s Melrose Place.
“Melrose Place”? You know Sully’s pleased as punch about that line. And really, what other reason could the outgoing pope possibly have to want his trusted secretary nearby?
Isn’t Sullivan supposed to be a proponent of gay rights? If so, why is he speculating on the pope’s sexuality? His creepy fixation with the pope’s private life is just the latest example of his readiness to brandish homosexuality as a cudgel if it serves his twisted agenda. In this case, he’s targeting the Catholic Church — and it’s truly disgusting.