priestEveryone's had that moment in life where, no matter how hard they try, they just can't talk their way out of it. You get caught talking crap about your boss -- by your boss. You get caught ditching school -- by your parents. You get caught with a memory stick full of gay porn -- when you're a priest in the middle of a PowerPoint presentation. Wait, what?

It's true. I wouldn't lie to you this close to Easter. A priest giving a presentation to parents (and one 8-year-old kid) before their children's First Communion had a moment just like this when he clicked on a folder on his computer and the screen filled up with images of dudes doing un-Communion like things. Like, you know, having sex and stuff. Aw-kward!

According to one parent, the priest was "visibly shaken and flustered." He quickly pulled the memory stick out of the computer and "gave no explanation or apology to the group, and bolted out of the room," leaving everyone "horrified and distracted." He then returned 20 minutes later, and according to the same parent, "continued with the meeting, and wrapped up by saying that the children get lots of money for their Holy Communion, and should consider giving some of it to the church." The end. 

Well, not really. The priest is now demanding an investigation (an investigation!) "so that what happened can be legitimately explained." He's claiming that other church officials used the stick, so, you know, one of them may have left a pile of gay porn on there ... and he didn't see it until the presentation. Oh, come on, like that's never happened to you?

In my opinion, the priest should drop the whole smoke and mirrors "investigation" nonsense and just get on with his (alleged) gay-porn loving life. It is here that he can be himself. It is here that everyone, save for the parents and one traumatized 8-year-old, can forget about this whole mess, leaving him to a life of peace and anonymity. Getting involved with a bogus investigation will only draw more attention to the situation. And I'm betting he -- and the Catholic Church -- definitely don't want that.

How cray is this?


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