And if the lavender mafia causes you to sin...
Based on today's Gospel reading, what would be the most logical way for a bishop to deal with reports that a homosexual network had set up in the diocesan seminary?
- Assume the reports are false. If they come from laymen, tell them they're being uncharitable. If they come from seminarians, get those young men out of the system.
- Promote the men who are said to be members of the network. That way, everyone will know you aren't going to be intimidated by rumors.
- Issue a statement affirming Church teachings on human sexuality.
- Install a new rector. Tell him to be discreet. Tell everyone to be discreet.
- Tell people who complain that you're taking action, but it's essential to keep things quiet for the good of the Church.
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