ROOTS OF CATHOLIC PRIEST HOMOSEXUALITY? In recent years, The Catholic Church has been racked by revelations of widespread sexual abuses by its priests-pedophilia, homosexuality and adultery. On February 16, 2005, the USA Today newspaper announced that the courts had sentenced a priest from 12-15 years for repeated sexual abuse of young boys. A shocked world entered the 21st century with the Pope and top officials within the Catholic Church hierarchy apologizing for the behavior of catholic priests who had sexually abused scores of young victims. The media and public at-large blasted the church for harboring and protecting pedophile priests. But sexual abuse of young boys by and within the Catholic Church is not new. It began centuries ago in the early formation of the church. First we begin with the Second Pope Clement who was a cousin of Emperor Titus who owned a troop of eunuch and inverts (homosexuals) who were singers/dancers. Titus castration campaign went on so bad that when his brother became Emperor Domitian outlawed it. The Catholics celebrated St Peter’s castration by having a bronze statue of a rooster in the Vatican with a penis replacing its beak. Even St. Paul whose name means Tiny was castrated and wished it on those who argued with him about castration. They even have Jesus endorsing it (Matthew 19:12) In 1589, the Catholic Church officially sanctioned the practice of castrating young boys within the church to prevent puberty. For what purpose were they making them Little fishes/Little/Tiny Children (Matthew 18:1-10 Titus troops)? Because the church valued its soprano choirs and needed high-pitched male voices. The church couldn’t use female voices because its own traditions prohibited gender mixing. Therefore, choirs made up of young boys were an alternative that could provide the angelic (NT Angels not male or female) music the church sought, if puberty could be halted to prevent their voices from deepening in their early teens. Church leaders knew that if a young boy was castrated, his voice wouldn’t deepen. Besides a music contribution, castration offered additional benefits to the church. Without sex organs, boys would be less likely to get into trouble, while their bodies retained youthful, female-like characteristics. The Church practice spread into mainstream European society and castration industry evolved. Barbers performed castrations as a sideline business. Signs in their shop windows read: “Boys castrated here”. Farmers, who had experience in castrating animals, made a little money on the side performing castrations on young boys. These operations were performed without anesthesia. Historians estimate that three out of ten castrated boys died because of hemorrhaging or infections from the surgery. In Some instances, the castration was for naught because it did not guarantee that a boy would always sing soprano. After, castration, many young boys were taunted as freaks. Famous composers like Handel and Rossini composed music specifically for these young boys. This practice of cutting young boys finally came to an end. However, were there any similarities with the black males that produced falsetto voices in songs and emotional moments? If not, why did black male singers abandon the falsetto voice after the Black civil Rights movement?