This extract is taken from Slaying dragons II: The Rise of the Occult
“The effects of sodomy on the individual, in particular on a clergyman, are so much more devastating than many in the hierarchy seem to accept in our age. This sort of devastation, as Fr Athanasius [a pseudonym] explained, can indeed make priests disposed toward occult practices. He said, “Once someone compromises the conscience and habitually lives in sin, the devil’s suggestions become more constant and acceptable. But consider the interest the devil has in high value targets such as priests. Every mortal sin of a priest is a sacrilege. It makes sense that the Enemy will concentrate on them to bring about anti-priests, anti-liturgy, anti-Church. And today we’ve got a lot of possessed clergy thanks to their sodomitical ways, You’d be surprised.” When I further asked if he thought there were occultists in today’s hierarchy, he replied, “Absolutely!”
“The compromising of the conscience mentioned by the above exorcist is surely accomplished by the enemy through the moral and spiritual effects produced by the sin of sodomy. In The Book of Gomorrah, St. Peter Damien presented the evil effects brought about by the presence of this abominable vice within the priesthood in the eleventh century. From these, and in light of the comments by Fr. Athanasius, we can see how this could easily dispose those clergy today to embrace the occult, guilty as they are of the same abominations condemned by St. Peter Damien. St. Peter Damien said that sodomy “evicts the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart; it introduces the devil who incites to lust.” Further, “It casts into error [and] extinguishes the light of the mind … It defiles everything, stains everything, pollutes everything.” The damage done to the priest or Bishop involved in such behaviour is immense:
In fact, after this most poisonous serpent once sinks its fangs into the unhappy soul, (moral) sense is snatched away, memory is borne off, the sharpness of the mind is obscured. It becomes unmindful of God and even forgetful of itself. This plague undermines the foundation of faith, weakens the strength of hope, destroys the bond of charity; it takes away justice, subverts fortitude, banishes temperance, blunts the keenness of prudence.St. Peter Damien, “Book of Gomorrah”, p 63-4.
“Further, St. Peter Damien added, “This vice casts men from the choir of the ecclesiastical community and compels them to pray with the possessed and with those who work for the devils.” With all these negative effects articulated, the mind is quick to respond, “How can a man, given over to this vice, seek to govern the Church as a Bishop or priest, or lead souls to Christ, or protect the Mass, or raise up new holy priests, and avoid leading the people into error?” These men, St. Peter Damien declared, “Try with such desire to ensnare the people of God in the bonds of [their] own ruin,” and lamented, “What fruitfulness can still be found in the flocks when the shepherd is so deeply sunk in the belly of the devil?”
“Given the rampant acceptance of homosexuality in the clergy today, and the presence of these men even among the Bishops, as it was in St. Peter Damien’s day, these criticisms and laments need to be considered as we seek to understand the spiritual fallout which is the result of having these men as the spiritual leaders of the Church today.”