Former Vatican Guard Says He Received More Than 20 Offers for Sex from ‘Gay Lobby’

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A former member of the Swiss Guard, which provides the Pope's security, says he was solicited for sex more than 20 times during his service at the Vatican by cardinals, bishops, priests and other members of the so-called 'gay lobby', The Local reports:

The former guard told weekly newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag that he received up to 20 “unambiguous requests” from members of the clergy, including a dignitary close to Pope John Paul II.

His experience in the 110-man security force, he said, gave credence to reports that a “gay lobby” is active in the Vatican.

The former guard recalled being called in the middle of the night by a senior official who invited him into his room. In another case, he found a bottle of whisky in his room with a visiting card left by a bishop. A priest, he said, invited him to dinner, saying that the guard would serve afterwards as dessert. He also claimed that a high official fondled him.

The ex-guard said that he reported the cases to his superiors, complaining of harassment, but received no support for his allegations.

The Vatican has dismissed the claims, calling them "not credible".

Comments

  1. MaryM says

    Name and shame them.

    (Actually considering these catholic clergy were not child rapists like most catholic clergy are, then there is very little shame attached.)

  2. Malcolm says

    Very disturbing. If they can’t keep their vows to God and avoid sin, they should resign. Clergy should live holy lives committed to Christ, and aboid the very appearance of evil. The Church should investigate this claim
    To the fullest and respond in a biblical manner.

  3. Malcolm says

    Very disturbing. If they can’t keep their vows to God and avoid sin, they should resign. Clergy should live holy lives committed to Christ, and aboid the very appearance of evil. The Church should investigate this claim
    To the fullest and respond in a biblical manner.

  4. jjose712 says

    Sorry, but that’s not a gay lobby. A gay lobby is a lobby that fights for gay rights. That’s a bunch of represed homosexuals, and i’m pretty sure most of them even have very conservative postures in gay rights (conservatives even for other members of the church)

  5. bicuriousus says

    I went to a catholic high school. It would not be credible to me if the guard said he hadn’t been propositioned. In my experience catholic priests and brothers tend to be a pretty gay and horny bunch.

  6. Stefan says

    I suspect this was a mis-translation of the Vatican response. Journalist: “Did priests solicit sex from that cute Swiss Guard?” Vatican: “No. But that sounds incredible!”

  7. gregorybrown says

    @marym: an unhealthy number of Catholic priests have been revealed to be child rapists and sexual harassers of adult parishioners–that is hardly “most”. I think most conduct their pastoral duties responsibly.

  8. Ben in Oakland says

    Malcolm– in the biblical manner? Can we hope for the death penalty, then?

    Ankerich– not gay. homo hating homo’s. A world of difference.

  9. MuchMuchMunching says

    Sexual harassment on the job is still sexual harassment, no matter who is doing the harassment. It is not a joke. And even if it is between adults, it is still shameful and illegal.

    All of your derogatory remarks about the Vatican or Catholicism in general do nothing to mask your disdain for a man who was victimized at his place of employment.

    To put it in terms you might understand: your boss, a woman, tells you she wants to take you out for dinner and you’ll be the dessert.

    She takes no notice of your sexual orientation and she is indifferent to your complaints, even after she fondles you at work.

    Now do you get it?

  10. JackFknTwist says

    @ SEAN MALONEY :

    Are you visually challenged ?
    Those are the most fabulous uniforms ever designed……and by Michaelangelo, not Prada !

    And those Swiss Guards are among the elite catholic families of Switzerland !!! And they are incredibly handsome.
    Of course this story is credible !
    Nothing is surer !
    Now how many did play with their prelates ?

  11. Bill says

    @Sean Maloney : those uniforms remind me of the ones worn by the Wicked Witch of the West’s bodyguards.

    Calendar idea: pictures of those guards in sexy
    undewear.

    (if this is a duplicate, I had to repost because it seems to have been lost)

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