Theologian David Berger was a correspondent professor for the Pontifical Academy of St Thomas Aquinas in the Vatican, where he said his academic work was watched and censored where it concerned homosexuality.
As a gay man himself, he said that living among the Catholic homophobia was a nightmare.
“It must be acknowledged that a large number of Catholic clerics and trainee priests in Europe and the United States are homosexually-inclined,” the Local quoted Berger as telling Der Spiegel “The worst homophobia in the Catholic Church comes from homophile priests, who are desperately fighting their own sexuality,” he said.
“Obviously, those who follow their urges are repudiated more fiercely when one is so painfully repressing that disposition oneself,” he added.
More proof t6hat those in the closet are the most homophoboic.