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What is unnatural, unchristian, unholy, unloving and unnecessary in the Christian lifestyle?

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Being a part of the perpetual celibate eunuch lifestyle of a religious leader L.O.L.

God didn’t design celibacy to be a permanent state of being for any Christian. Celibacy starts in childhood (pre-puberty sexual awareness) and extends into your adult life. From the start of puberty until marriage all humans feel they are emotionally and physically tempted, tormented and traumatized by their sexual awareness and desires.

When the Bible was written, most of humanity lived in rural communities and got married in their late teens and early 20′s and had many children. From the start of puberty until a person got married, used to be a shorter time span as opposed to the 21st Century. The most pleasurable experience that the human body enjoys is sexual intimacy. Celibacy is a time that Christians develop self-control and show that they are spiritually and emotionally mature and ready for marriage. Celibacy protects Christians from bad relationships, S.T.D.’s, unwanted pregnancies and helps an individual not choose a mate based on physical lust and passion.

The Bible says that “God will judge the fornicator” and this warning is also to motivate Christians to commit to another Christian and get married, and have a companion, sex and children. Marriage is a higher calling than permanent celibacy simply because Satan uses our God given sex drive to destroy our lives and the lives of others by tempting us to not obey God and get married.

If the vow of permanent celibacy had not been taken by those Catholic Clergy over the past 2,000 years, there would be billions of more Christians alive in this 21st Century. Think about it, Satan didn’t want Godly Priest and Godly Nuns to marry and each have three or four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren etc.; for they know God’s word and would have shared their faith with their biological family tree members to thousands of generations.

A child who chooses permanent celibacy brings disgrace to, shows disrespect for and creates or brings shame on their parents and grandparents. Throughout history, it has been considered a families curse if you terminate your family tree by you choosing to be permanently celibate. Just ask Abraham, Isaac and Jacob if permanent celibacy is a sin against the body and promotes lust and limits the ministry of God. Think about it, if your grandfather had of chosen permanent celibacy, you wouldn’t exist! God’s blessings would have stopped with him!

The Roman Catholic Church is blessed financially if Priest and Nuns take a permanent vow of celibacy. Think about it, a married Priest who has a wife and 3 children will need between 2 and 3 times more money to sustain his family’s needs. The Catholic Church is probably the richest Church or institution on the planet. The vow of celibacy greatly made the Church extremely wealthy (even with the law suits).

The Priest and Nuns taking a permanent vow of poverty also greatly protected the Roman Catholic Church’s finances (the bottom line—”Show me the money” (the Pope might say). Think about it, to pattern you leadership function on Communist Socialism is a very good way to keep everyone equal, necessitates childlessness, and protects church investments and expansions. Socialism of the Christian masses didn’t work for Annanias and Sapphira (Acts 5:) and it doesn’t work in the 21 Century Church.

The work of the Christian ministry would be greatly enhanced if the Pope hadn’t been motivated to promote permanent  celibacy in the priesthood. The Priest and Nuns extol the virtue of celibacy because they are told that time with a mate and children, and grandchildren would severely limit the ministry of Jesus Christ. Celibate Christians aborting future generations through “Self pleasure” and not having intercourse, eliminated billions of Christians from our present world, who would have been involved in the ministry of God’s Word.

The celibate Priest long for a mate, sex and children and God knows that they are expending far too much mental energy suppressing their God given sex drive and they are not really being honest or embracing their sexuality. God tells us that He gives us a way to escape temptation. Marriage is the Christians way to flee from youthful lust and desires. We are told in the Bible that a married man and woman for a “short time” are to avoid sexual pleasure and to devote themselves to prayer and fasting. But they are warned to resume their sexual pleasure so that they won’t defraud their mate and cause them to commit adultery or be sexually frustrated.

After a married couple hasn’t had sex for a number of days, they might be praying and fasting but their emotional energy and interest is divided between sexual thoughts and desires and studying God’s Word. Since they can’t fool God and pretend they are “Really” focusing on Him, God says, “My dear children go enjoy sex and satisfy your physical needs and then you will be free to come back and think about me”. The Priest and Nuns need a mate, otherwise they will continue to lie to themselves and God and pretend they are not serving two masters, sexual thoughts & actions and God.

Permanent celibacy in the Catholic Church hides the fact that Priest and Nuns would have about the same divorce rate as the Protestant Clergy have, if they got married. They wouldn’t necessarily be better mates or parents. And the Priest and Nuns shouldn’t use celibacy as a way to appear to be more pious and righteous than married Christians. And neither is celibacy a litmus test that proves celibate Christians are more blessed, righteous, moral, Godly, holy, or have more favor and approval with our Creator God.

Christians, be real, and repent of your vow of permanent celibacy and ask God to bring you a mate (and be patient). Your strong desire for a sexual release just means you weren’t called to celibacy. Just ask an adult that was molested when they were a child in the Church, “If the Catholic Church allowed Priest and Nuns to get married; do you think there would be fewer cases of child molestation”? And through tears they would say “Yes, that would solve almost all sexual sins of the church leadership, for they would be attracting hundreds of thousands of Godly Priest and Godly Nuns into the ministry who are heterosexuals that embrace high moral standards of sexual purity, and teach the same principles to others by their actions”.

Moses would say, “Let my people go” – marry. LOL. Marriage is a higher calling than celibacy and blesses more people through the institution of the family.

In most cases, celibacy ends up being a curse of Satan for all religious leaders who do not understand that piety (self righteousness) being married to celibacy (sexual purity) is a “Very” UNHOLY state of being.

Before you choose permanent celibacy, make sure you have dealt with any extreme hatred or fear of the opposite sexed gender who has or is tormenting and hurting you.  Otherwise God can’t use you effectively if you are emotionally broken, you would be of little use to God and others if you were in a Christian ministry.  After you are “Emotionally healed” then you can serve God when you express forgiveness and love to others that you used to hate, fear and avoid at all cost?

Only join a Christian ministry or origination that doesn’t restrict or prohibit you from getting married.  For only those who embrace traditions-of-men and “Demonic spirits” would demand a human made in the image of God to stay single their whole life, since their raging hormones and reproductive organs long for emotional and sexual intimacy in marriage, with the hope of having a few or many children.


Arthur Trafford

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A Brief History of Celibacy in the 
Catholic Church

First Century

Peter, the first pope, and the apostles that Jesus chose were, for the most part, married men. The New Testament implies that women presided at eucharistic meals in the early church.

Second and Third Century

Age of Gnosticism: light and spirit are good, darkness and material things are evil. A person cannot be married and be perfect. However, most priests were married.

Fourth Century

306-Council of Elvira, Spain, decree #43: a priest who sleeps with his wife the night before Mass will lose his job.
325-Council of Nicea: decreed that after ordination a priest could not marry. Proclaimed the Nicene Creed.
352-Council of Laodicea: women are not to be ordained. This suggests that before this time there was ordination of women.
385-Pope Siricius left his wife in order to become pope. Decreed that priests may no longer sleep with their wives.

Fifth Century
401-St. Augustine wrote, “Nothing is so powerful in drawing the spirit of a man downwards as the caresses of a woman.”

Sixth Century

567-2nd Council of Tours: any cleric found in bed with his wife would be excommunicated for a year and reduced to the lay state.
580-Pope Pelagius II: his policy was not to bother married priests as long as they did not hand over church property to wives or children.
590-604-Pope Gregory “the Great” said that all sexual desire is sinful in itself (meaning that sexual desire is intrinsically evil?).

Seventh Century

France: documents show that the majority of priest were married.

Eighth Century

St. Boniface reported to the pope that in Germany almost no bishop or priest was celibate.

Ninth Century

836-Council of Aix-la-Chapelle openly admitted that abortions and infanticide took place in convents and monasteries to cover up activities of uncelibate clerics.
St. Ulrich, a holy bishop, argued from scripture and common sense that the only way to purify the church from the worst excesses of celibacy was to permit priests to marry.

Eleventh Century

1045- Benedict IX dispensed himself from celibacy and resigned in order to marry.
1074-Pope Gregory VII said anyone to be ordained must first pledge celibacy: ‘priests [must] first escape from the clutches of their wives.’
1095-Pope Urban II had priests’ wives sold into slavery, children were abandoned.

Twelfth Century

1123-Pope Calistus II: First Lateran Council decreed that clerical marriages were invalid.
1139-Pope Innocent II: Second Lateran Council confirmed the previous council’s decree.

Fourteenth Century

Bishop Pelagio complains that women are still ordained and hearing confessions.

Fifteenth Century
Transition; 50% of priests are married and accepted by the people.

Sixteenth Century

1545-63-Council of Trent states that celibacy and virginity are superior to marriage. 
1517-Martin Luther.
1530-Henry VIII.

Seventeenth Century

Inquisition. Galileo. Newton.

Eighteenth Century

1776-American Declaration of Independence.
1789-French Revolution.

Nineteenth Century

1847-Marx, Communist Manifesto.
1869-First Vatican Council; infallibility of pope.

Twentieth Century

1930-Pope Pius XI: sex can be good and holy.
1951-Pope Pius XII: married Lutheran pastor ordained catholic priest in Germany.
1962-Pope John XXIII: Vatican Council II; vernacular; marriage is equal to virginity.
1966-Pope Paul VI: celibacy dispensations.
1970s-Ludmilla Javorova and several other Czech women ordained to serve needs of women imprisoned by Communists.
1978-Pope John Paul II: puts a freeze on dispensations. 
1983-New Canon Law.
1980-Married Anglican/Episcopal pastors are ordained as catholic priests in the U.S.; also in Canada and England in 1994.

Popes who were married

St. Peter, Apostle
St. Felix III 483-492 (2 children)
St. Hormidas 514-523 (1 son)
St. Silverus (Antonia) 536-537
Hadrian II 867-872 (1 daughter)
Clement IV 1265-1268 (2 daughters)
Felix V 1439-1449 (1 son)

Popes who were the sons of other popes, other clergy

Name of Pope


Son of

St. Damascus I


St. Lorenzo, priest

St. Innocent I


Anastasius I



son of a priest

St. Felix


son of a priest

Anastasius II


son of a priest

St. Agapitus I



Gordiaous, priest

St. Silverus


St. Homidas, pope



son of a priest

Boniface VI


Hadrian, bishop

John XI


Pope Sergius III

John XV


Leo, priest

Popes who had illegitimate children after 1139

Innocent VIII


several children

Alexander VI


several children



3 daughters

Paul III


3 sons, 1 daughter

Pius IV


3 sons

Gregory XIII


1 son

History sources:
Oxford Dictionary of Popes; H.C. Lea History of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church 1957; E. Schillebeeckx The Church with a Human Face 1985; J. McSorley Outline History of the Church by Centuries 1957; F.A.Foy (Ed.) 1990 Catholic Almanac 1989; D.L. Carmody The Double Cross – Ordination, Abortion and Catholic Feminism 1986; P.K. Jewtt The Ordination of Women 1980; A.F. Ide God’s Girls – Ordination of Women in the Early Christian & Gnostic Churches 1986; E. Schüssler Fiorenza In Memory of Her 1984; P. DeRosa Vicars of Christ 1988.

Myths and Facts

Myth: All priests take a vow of celibacy.
Fact: Most priests do not take a vow. It is a promise made before the bishop.

Myth: Celibacy is not the reason for the vocation shortage.
Fact: A 1983 survey of Protestant churches shows a surplus of clergy; the Catholic church alone has a shortage.

Myth: Clerical celibacy has been the norm since the Second Lateran Council in 1139.
Fact: Priests and even popes still continued to marry and have children for several hundred years after that date. In fact, the Eastern Catholic Church still has married priests.

 In the Latin Church, one may be a married priest if:

  • one is a Protestant pastor first; or
  • if one is a life-long Catholic but promises never again to have sexual relations with one’s wife.

Myth: The vocation shortage is due to materialism and lack of faith.
Fact: Research (1985 Lilly endowment): “there is no evidence to support loss of faith for less vocations…youth volunteer and campus ministry is rising.”

We believe that priests should be allowed to marry and that 
women have an equal right to have their call to ordination 
tested along with male candidates.

We believe celibacy is a gift of the Spirit, as is the call to marriage

and the single life. Gifts cannot be mandated, so it is from a deep respect for the gift of celibacy that we request that it be made optional and not forced upon those who do not feel called in this way.

originally developed by Corpus Canada
revision jointly sponsored by Call To Action and FutureChurch

The above information taken from

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