This actually probably made a lot of sense in Medieval Europe, as joining a religious order was the only way to avoid the expectation of marriage (to someone of the opposite gender). As such, they could remain part of the society without compromising their sexuality. (At least not more than their heterosexual counterparts.) by the same token, the Roman Catholic church is one of the few not dealing with homosexual ministers. Since no member of the clergy should be sexually active, (and the church doesn't care to whom you are attracted) a homosexual priest causes no problems. (IANTP) Didn't you ever think it was strange that priests were supposed to be sensitive and caring when other guys weren't?