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Gay panic in the Vatican?

Question for and about the mysterious 'gay lobby'

Pop Francis laments "the gays." Credit: Casa Rosada

Pope Francis recently lamented that "gay lobby" is at work in the Vatican, an apparent response to recent allegations in Italian media that high-ranking gay prelates in the church were being blackmailed.

New York Times columnist Frank Bruni writes he has many questions for and about this "gay lobby" but starts with: How can you be so spectacularly ineffective?