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jacks or better

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 21, 2004

Restoring trust:

Bishop Wilton Gregory, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said the gay issue is just one of many that needs to be considered. "We do not wish to disparage or in any way to denigrate the very generous and faithful service of any of our priests who may be homosexually oriented but have been absolutely faithful to the promises they made," he said.

Suppose we were in a position to call Gregory's bluff in public and ask, "Name half a dozen priests and half a dozen bishops who are homosexually oriented and who exemplify this generous and faithful service, so we all know whom you're referring to and can discuss the merits of your assertion openly." Would he name the names for us? Of course not.

In a poker game with the same man, if he refused to show his cards on the grounds that "it wouldn't be opportune at the present time," how many consecutive hands would you have to lose before you became disenchanted?

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Mar. 21, 2004 8:42 AM ET USA

    In the "Old West" where all men carried pistols and gambled for real money,...not too many, I think.

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