A new cartoon uses humor to shed light on the latest controversy pitting the church against homosexuality.
“Vatican Crackdown” by Steve Sack shows a grouchy Pope warning a nun, “I’m very upset with you for not speaking out against homosexuality.”
In the next panel, Jesus appears beside the nun. “Same goes for your friend,” the Pope hisses.
So true! Jesus said nothing against homosexuality in the Bible. It’s a maddeningly inconvenient truth for conservatives like the Pope.
Vatican officials are cracking down on U.S. nuns for supporting LGBT rights, women’s ordination and healthcare reform. The Vatican recently issued a harsh report criticizing the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, which represents the majority of the 57,000 Roman Catholic nuns in the United States.
Thanks, Steve, for permission to share your cartoon here! Thanks, Trudie, for alerting me to this cartoon!
Vatican Crackdown On Nuns Over Social Justice Issues, Women Ordination (Huffington Post)