The Pope is NOT Gay!

Angelo Quattrocchi     2010     192p     5 x 8

The Pope is Not Gay! is an irreverent history of homophobic and sexist obscurantism in the Holy Roman Church and an endoscopic examination of its greatest contemporary advocate, Pope Benedict XVI. In his inimitable style, anarchist Angelo Quattrocchi traces the evolution of Joseph Ratzinger’s life, beginning with the pope’s childhood in Nazi Germany, his membership of the Hitler youth in Bavaria and his conscription into the German anti-aircraft corps. His has been a startling career, a story that helps explain his development as a reactionary theologian and culminates in his carefully planned election to the papacy in 2005. Quattrocchi contrasts the Pope’s doctrinal rigidity on issues such as birth control, abortion, and homosexuality to his extravagant attire and his controversial relationship with his private secretary, Cardinal Georg Gänswein, who wakes him in the morning, eats all meals with him, buys his clothes and shoes and tucks him in at night.



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