February 13th, 2007 by Bob Bly
Just got a direct mail package selling subscriptions to Out magazine, which seems to be for gays.
One of the headlines reads: “Is the Pope Gay?”
My first reaction: this is really inappropriate and offensive.
I mean, unless they have an investigative report proving that the Pope is gay, it’s totally speculation … and maybe libel.
Even if they do have such a report (the mailing wasn’t clear about this issue) … why do this to a beloved religious leader?
It’s just sensationalism.
But on the other hand: there are gay priests who are coming out.
There is nothing wrong with being gay.
If the Pope is gay, then he’s gay … right? Why hide it?
So after my initial disgust, now I’m not sure whether Out should be using this headline to sell subscriptions.
What’s your opinion?
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