In a pending lawsuit, a suspended chaplain alleges that he was harassed by Catholic Church leaders after trying to help victims abused sexually by the clergy because the Church was trying to keep a lid on it. The suit also alleges that the cover-up stems from the fact that high-ranking Catholic leaders, including Cardinal Edward Egan, Albany bishop Howard Hubbard, and Newark archbishop John Myers, are “actively” homosexual and are (with good reason) afraid of being found out.
From the Voice: “…what Hoatson claims is that, as leaders of a church requiring celibacy and condemning homosexuality, actively gay bishops are too afraid of being exposed themselves to turn in pedophile priests. The bishops’ closeted homosexuality, as the lawsuit states, “has compromised defendants’ ability to supervise and control predators, and has served as a reason for the retaliation.”
Outing Cardinal Egan [village voice]
‘Village Voice’: Lawsuit Says New York’s Cardinal Is Gay [gawker]
The Outing of the Century? [payor]