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Frédéric Martel - A ​Vatikán kínos titkai
"A ​papságon belüli homoszexualitás nagyon komoly kérdés, ami aggodalommal tölt el." Ferenc pápa Papi cölibátus, az óvszerhasználattal szembeni egyházi tilalom, a szexuális visszaélések rendszeres eltussolása, XVI. Benedek pápa lemondása, a klérus nőgyűlölete, a papi hivatások számának drasztikus visszaesése, a Ferenc pápa elleni áskálódások - Frédéric Martel szerint ezeket a jelenségeket egyetlen titok köti össze, mely sokáig kimondhatatlan volt. A neve: Szodoma. A bibliai Szodoma városát a hagyomány szerint Isten azért pusztította el, mert lakosai homoszexuális gyakorlatot folytattak. Csakhogy korunkban éppenséggel a Vatikánon belül található a világ egyik legnagyobb homoszexuális közössége. A francia szerző négy éven át belülről követte a Vatikán életét és nagyjából harminc országra kiterjedően folytatta nyomozásait. Több tucat kardinálisnak tette fel kérdéseit, több száz püspökkel és pappal találkozott. Könyve, A Vatikán kínos titkai, az egyház rejtett oldalát tárja fel: azt a legkisebb papi szemináriumoktól a Vatikánig felépülő rendszert, amelyet egyszerre jellemez a homoszexuális kettős életvitel és a legradikálisabb homofóbia. A katolikus egyház Martel állítása szerint mélyen skizofrén: minél nyíltabban homofób egy papi méltóság a társadalom előtt, annál valószínűbb, hogy a magánéletében homoszexuális.

Frédéric Martel - In ​the Closet of the Vatican
_In ​the Closet of the Vatican_ exposes the rot at the heart of the Vatican and the Roman Catholic Church today. This brilliant piece of investigative writing is based on four years' authoritative research, including extensive interviews with those in power. The celibacy of priests, the condemnation of the use of contraceptives, countless cases of sexual abuse, the resignation of Benedict XVI, misogyny among the clergy, the dramatic fall in Europe of the number of vocations to the priesthood, the plotting against Pope Francis - all these issues are clouded in mystery and secrecy. _In the Closet of the Vatican_ is a book that reveals these secrets and penetrates this enigma. It derives from a system founded on a clerical culture of secrecy which starts in junior seminaries and continues right up to the Vatican itself. It is based on the double lives of priests and on extreme homophobia. The resulting schizophrenia in the Church is hard to fathom. But the more a prelate is homophobic, the more likely it is that he is himself gay. "Behind rigidity there is always something hidden, in many cases a double life." These are the words of Pope Francis himself and with them, the Pope has unlocked the Closet. No one can claim to really understand the Catholic Church today until they have read this book. It reveals a truth that is extraordinary and disturbing.

Frédéric Martel - Global ​Gay
A ​panoramic view of gay rights, gay life, and the gay experience around the world. In Global Gay, Frédéric Martel visits more than fifty countries and documents a revolution underway around the world: the globalization of LGBT rights. From Saudi Arabia to South Africa, from Amsterdam to Tel Aviv, from Singapore to the United States, activists, culture warriors, and ordinary people are part of a movement. Martel interviews the proprietor of a “gay-friendly” café in Amman, Jordan; a Cuban-American television journalist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a South African jurist who worked with Nelson Mandela to enshrine gay rights in the country's constitution; an American lawyer who worked on the campaign for marriage equality; an Egyptian man who fled his country after escaping a raid on a gay club; and many others. He tells us that in China, homosexuality is neither prohibited nor permitted, and that much Chinese gay life takes place on social media; that in Iran, because of the strict separation of the sexes, it seems almost easier to be gay than heterosexual; and that Raul Castro's daughter, a gay rights icon in Cuba, expressed her lingering anti-American sentiments by calling for Pride celebrations in May rather than June. Ten countries maintain the death penalty for homosexuals. “Homophobia is what Arab governments give to Islamists to keep them calm,” one activist tells Martel. Martel finds that although the “gay American way of life” has created a global template for gay activism and culture, each country offers distinctly local variations. And around the world, the status of gay rights has become a measure of a country's democracy and modernity. This English edition, which has been thoroughly revised and updated, has received the French Voices Award for excellence in publication and translation, supported by a grant from the French-American Book Fund.

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