First, a little back story ….
In 2010 Archbishop John Nienstedt, one of the Catholic Church’s most vocal anti-LGBT opponents, ordered that communion would be denied to openly gay students because, well, gay; at the same time his archdiocese — in a blatant disregard for a little thing we have in this country called Separation of Church and State — sent out 400,000 DVDs to Minnesota voters urging that they support anti-LGBT candidate for governor, Tom Emmer.
In January 2012, Archbishop John Nienstedt ordered all of Minnesota's priests to keep their mouths shut if they opposed the coming referendum on same-sex marriage. And later that same year he wrote a letter to a mother, who’d asked what she might do about her gay son, and told her that if she didn’t reject her child she would be doomed to Hell. It was that story that spawned the LGBT advocacy work of former Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe. [See my post HERE]
In September 2012, Archbishop John Nienstedt announced that Satan loves sodomy, and then he was accused of hiding a pedophile priest who is now in prison.
In December 2013, Nienstedt was accused of touching a boy’s buttocks while posing for a confirmation photo. He denied the allegation and took a leave while the county prosecutor investigated; no charges were filed and Nienstedt returned to his post in March.
So, that’s a little bit of Archbishop John Nienstedt; here’s more …
This week it was revealed that Archbishop John Nienstedt is being investigated for being, gulp, a big old boa-wearing, show-tune-singing, Liza-loving, P-town-going, man-f**king queer.
Indeed; the biggest homophobes are closeted homosexuals. ALLEGEDLY.
The investigation is being conducted by a Minneapolis law firm hired by the archdiocese after church officials received more than one allegation against Nienstedt. Of course, Nienstedt has utterly denounced the allegations as “absolutely and entirely false” and says it was he who authorized the internal investigation in order to clear his name. He has dismissed the charges as a “personal attack against me due to my unwavering stance on issues consistent with church teaching, such as opposition to so-called same-sex marriage.”
Yeah, this, too, is all The Gay’s fault.
“The allegations do not involve minors or lay members of the faithful, and they do not implicate any kind of illegal or criminal behavior. The allegations involve events alleged to have occurred at least a decade ago, before I began serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.” — Archbishop Nienstedt
So, he’s saying he didn’t have sex with children or parishioners, but he doesn’t deny that he might have been schtupped, or been the schtuppee, with fellow members of the clergy and, anyway, it was all before he became Archbishop, so even if it’s true, whatever; or something.
It was during the investigation into Nienstedt’s ALLEGED hiding of pedophile priests that suspicions about his sexual relationships with other men came to light. And there are ALLEDGLY ten sworn statements from men who say that they had sexual relations with Nienstedt during his time as a priest in the Detroit Archdiocese, and there are also allegations that Nienstedt retaliated against men who refused his sexual advances or questioned his conduct.
And now lawyers are looking into whether Archbishop John Nienstedt had a sexual relationship with the Reverend Curtis Wehmeyer, a priest with a history of sexually molesting children in his parish, and whom Nienstedt named to head two different parishes. Nienstedt maintains that his relationship with Wehmeyer was “professional” and “pastoral” and preceded the reports of Wehmeyer’s abuse.
So, if they did the deed, it was before he knew the man was a pedophile. I can’t help but notice he never really denies the allegations, though he does seem to suggest that it’s coming from the LGBT community for his stance on The Gays; or that these are all things that happened, ALLEGEDLY happened, before he became Archbishop.
“Let us pray that the truth will come out as a result of the investigation.” — Archbishop Nienstedt
Yes, let us pray on that. Let us pray that the truth comes out, and you come out, and atone for all the sins you’ve tossed at our community. I think God would rather have you be an honest man, an honest gay man, that a lying, pedophile hiding, damnation spouting asshat.
But that’s just me.