Controversial podcaster Joe Rogan recently made incendiary comments about the Vatican, saying it was “filled with pedophiles and stolen art.”
Rogan’s remarks came during a recent episode of his immensely popular podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience.
Rogan pontificated on “why isn’t everybody really freaking out about” the Catholic Church’s crimes.
“I was just in Italy, and one of the things that’s nuts is the Vatican is a country,” Rogan told his guests Francis Foster and Konstantin Kisin. “It’s a country filled with pedophiles. It’s a country filled with pedophiles and stolen art.”
“It’s a small, like hundred yard — Like what is it? A hundred acres, I think,” he continued. “Yeah. It’s a hundred acre rather, a country inside of a city filled with pedophiles.”
“This is why I love America, man,” said Kisin, a fellow podcaster. “Cause in the UK, we have libel laws. So if you say something like that and you then have to be able to prove it, otherwise you can get sued.”
“Well, you can kind of prove that,” Rogan responded, adding that Pope Benedict XVI “was wanted in other countries for crimes against humanity.”
“I mean like what he was doing was really evil. He was moving offenders to other places and one of them he moved a guy that went on to molest a hundred deaf kids,” he continued.
“I mean, this guy was already molesting, and then they say, well, let’s just instead of trying him and removing him from the church, we will just move him to a place where people can’t hear.”