POPE IS COOL-- SAYS NO GAY PRIESTS-- LATE NIGHT COMIC SETH MEYERS ATTACKS!
Jenny Hagel, a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers who is both gay and Catholic, issued a strong denunciation of Pope Francis' homophobia last night.
In response to the pope reiterating Catholic doctrine that says gay priests must be celibate (or be kicked out of the priesthood), an idea that suggests there's something intrinsically wrong with gay people, Hagel called out anyone who still sees the pope as a good guy.
"The press dubbed him "Cool Pope." But here's the thing: This guy's not cool. This guy's homophobic& We should all care about this because the pope is a world leader who's giving people permission to be prejudiced. I'm gay and I'm Catholic, and when I came out, some people in my family told me that I was going to Hell. They got that idea at Church. The same Church that thinks it's a good idea for 300 people to drink out of the same cup.