Rev. George William Rutler’s Cosmic Retribution

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jan 14, 2021 | Categories: Accountability, Celebrities, Lesbians & Gays, Pious Trash, Scandals, Sex

Mosaic at the entrance to St. Michael’s Church

In Neil Simon’s 1976 comedy mystery film, Murder by Death, the character Sam Diamond, a parody of the fictional detective, Sam Spade, is played by Peter Falk.  His secretary (and girlfriend) blows his cover as a straight, tough guy when she tells the other detectives and guests that Diamond keeps stacks of naked muscle man magazines in his office.  Diamond counters that they are part of his detective work –“I’m always looking for suspects!” he says. “I hate them queeries!”

The Rev. George William Rutler, 75, hates queeries, too, but must he have needed new material for an article, Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) program, or one of his pounding homilies. On November 4, 2020, he was caught watching gay porn on the rectory TV by Ashley Gonzalez, 22, a security guard, who filmed a 19-second clip of a man who looks like Father Rutler watching two men blow each other. Gonzalez said she started filming after she heard “sexual noises” on the TV and saw the priest masturbating.  Rutler had initially watched election coverage but switched it off around 1:30 am to something more edifying. I think at that point, Joe Biden had beaten Donald Trump for the presidency.
Rev. George William Rutler is one of the most famous conservative priests in the U.S., and a long-time critic of Pope Francis, Democratic politicians and “sodomites.”  According to Rod Dreher of the American Conservative, Rutler “presents himself as a flinty arch-conversative who suffers no fools gladly.”  He is quite explicit on his view of sex: “The only safe sex is real sex, done for the procreation of life and the sanctification of love.” 

When Gonzalez tried to flee the room, Fr. Rutler grabbed her. “He aggressively threw himself on me and grabbed me sexually, aggressively, and I was fighting him off of me,” Gonzalez told News 12, who added that she sent frantic text messages to her mother begging for help.  Gonzalez, who is about five feet tall, got out of the office by elbowing the old geezer in the chest. She made it to the street and called a private detective.

There are a number of weird things in Gonzalez’ story:  why would a man who is getting off on two guys having sex try to grope or force himself on a woman?  And, how can you possibly have time or your hands free to text your mother if someone is trying to rape or molest you?

What seems unequivocal thanks to a cell phone video clip is that Rev. Rutler’s career as a conservative Catholic spokesman and as a liberal and gay basher is washed up. Even though the assault accusation could be a “he said, she said” situation, the video evidence, and the downloads and browser history on the rectory computer will not lie.  Rutler has stepped down as pastor of the Church of Saint Michael Church in Manhattan and has been dropped by EWTN.

One of Fr. Rutler’s quotes on homosexual activity sums up his downfall perfectly: “If people want to engage in aberrant sexual activities, well, by all means then they are free to do so. They are free to pay the penalty.”

P.S. To the Episcopal Church:  STOP sending us your self-loathing, hypocritical homosexual priests!  We have enough of our own.




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5 Responses to “Rev. George William Rutler’s Cosmic Retribution”

  1. Póló Says:

    Her story certainly sounds far fetched and she can’t have been all that clever to have told it.

    But I don’t like hypocrisy.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Apparently that basic principle of Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence–found in many nations–that one is legally considered innocent unless–or until–one’s guilt is proved ‘beyond a reasonable doubt’ no longer influences a good number of American minds. Or, is it, perhaps, a certain irrational influence–that derives from the early days of Salem, in the Colony of Massachusetts–which sometimes holds sway in many American minds?

  3. Censor Librorum Says:

    Anonymous, I do agree. I don’t think there is enough evidence to charge much less convict Rev. Rutler with attempted rape or sexual molestation. What interesting though, is the cell phone video and the browsing history on Rev. Rutler’s computer and possibly his cell phone. What I don’t understand is the irrational focus of some ultra conservative clerics and others on homosexuals and homosexual sex. Why is that? Perhaps they are trying to exorcise their own demons of desire…I suggest you ask your question about presumption of innocence to EWTN and the Archdiocese of New York. They dumped Rev. Rutler pretty fast. They didn’t wait around for a court date. Why?

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Let priests marry.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Censor Liborum, the people who are obsessed with homosexual sex are homosexuals. Others find it disgusting. The interest of the Catholic Church is moral: it is mortal sin, and the Church tries to turn people from sin so that their souls can be saved.

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