THERE is much wailing and gnashing of teeth in Roman Catholic circles in the US over the recent revelation that a Catholic priest, Father Anthony (aka Vincent Capretta), is a drag queen who performs as Big Mama Capretta.
Not only that, the gay priest, from Columbus, Ohio, has a single that is currently No 25 on Billboard’s Club Play dance chart called “Big Mama’s House.”
It’s Big Mama, y’all! And I am no longer afraid to come out of the closet as a gay Catholic priest! â€¦ I am enjoying my life being who I am and who God intended me to be! Now let’s dance, y’all!
Thank you everyone for buying, playing and charting â€˜Big Mama’s House’. I am living proof that a person can do anything they set their mind to. We have to love and enjoy ourselves in this world.
Catholic Online is beside itself with rage – and insists that Capretta is not a “real” Catholic priest.
The media â€¦ is not reporting that the man, Vincent Capretta who also calls himself ‘Father Anthony’, is actually part of an Independent Old Catholic Church – not the Roman Catholic Church.
Capretta said that he ‘came out of the closet’ in honor of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month proclaimed by President Obama.
To set the record straight, Capretta is actually listed as rector of the Community of Charity, an Independent Old Catholic Church that describes itself as all-inclusive. That definition includes ‘sexual orientation’ in this group. He is not a part of the Roman Catholic Church and his church is not in communion with the See of Rome. The man, Vincent Capretta, is not a Roman Catholic. He is a member of the schismatic Old Catholic Church.
The term ‘Old Catholic Church’ actually describes a grouping of autonomous bishops and jurisdictions that began to form in the mid-19th century. They rejected Papal authority and numerous Catholic doctrines, depending upon the group. Several of the groups have become strong supporters and participants in what is now called the â€˜LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) movement.
Most of these groups tend to embrace a more â€˜liberal’, often heretical, view of Christianity. Their clergy can normally be male or female and married or celibate. Some, such as the group which Vincent Capretta belongs to, not only endorse active homosexual practices and the homosexual lifestyle but ordain practicing homosexuals.
Gay Blogs and entertainment sites on the web are gloating with headlines such as, â€˜Priest Comes Out as Drag Queen with Hit Single’ and â€˜Priest Looks Like a Lady’, again portraying the man as a Roman Catholic priest.
The news of this ‘Drag Queen-Priest’ has also produced a new torrent of negative comments toward the Catholic Church by the activist gay community. In addition, a backlash by Christians, both Catholics and Protestants, has been felt, as people remain unaware that this person is not really a Roman Catholic priest.
Faithful Catholics need to help set the record straight. Vincent Capretta may be a famous drag queen, he may have a hit single and he may even have ordination in an independent Old Catholic line; but, he is most certainly NOT a Roman Catholic priest. Rather, he is being used by those within a portion of the activist homosexual community to harm the Catholic Church and promote their agenda of cultural revolution.
Hat tip: Sister Talitha