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After initial denials, Catholic Cardinal Keith O’Brien admits to having sex with priests.
David refers to information from colleague, John Beckers (www.johnmbecker.com) who reports that Cardinal O’Brien is the senior Catholic prelate in all of Britain, head of the Catholic church in Scotland, and the sole cardinal authorized to vote in the conclave to choose a new pope, admitted to sex with three priests and one former priest and has resigned from his position.
Initially O’Brien denied the allegations; as more information was released, he finally confessed:
“I will now spend the rest of my life in retirement. I will play no further part in the public life of the Catholic church in Scotland.”
David makes the point that not only is this another case of a Catholic priest lying about sexual acts, but, as John Becker reports, O’Brien is a known and very high-profile homophobe who’s spoken out publicly against LBGT rights on a global scale… making hypocrisy yet another “sin” within this story.