Butch it up, sister

Andrew Sullivan on jokes and gossip in Italy aimed at the Pope and aides, mostly around an ‘are they closeted’ theme.

When you’re a Pope who declares that even closeted, chaste gay men cannot be priests, it’s pushing your luck to clothe yourself in Prada, bedeck your Pope-mobile with luxurious Natuzzi Italian white leather, and surround yourself with assistants who look like they strayed from the pages of “L’Uomo Vogue.”

Butch it up, sister. Or the jokes will only get louder.

Sullivan is a conservative gay Christian who is trying to redeem the meaning of genuine conservatism by taking it back from the neocons and theocrats who have despoiled and warped it. He’s also one of the best writers in blogdom.