Mel Gibson’s insane elderly dad: ‘Half of the people in the Vatican are queer’

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Mel Gibson (R) and Oksana Grigorieva attend The Hollywood Reporter's Nominees' Night Prelude to Oscar presented by Bing and MSN at the Mayor's Residence on Thursday, March 4, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
I remember hearing a while ago that Mel Gibson’s dad was a holocaust denier and an anti-semite, as a lot of people brought that up during the comparatively mild “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” DUI incident. Now that we’ve heard Mel scream, rant, threaten and demand beejs for many long minutes, people are focusing again on his insane 91 year-old dad, Hutton. It’s safe to assume that Hutton heavily influenced his son’s decision to start a traditionalist Catholic Church, which does not recognize any changes in the Catholic Church made by the second Vatican Council from 1962-1965. Hutton has a bigoted inflexible belief system to go along with his conspiracy theories. (You can read more about this guy on Wikipedia.) In a recent radio interview, the old homophobic fogey went on about his hatred of the Vatican, and said “half of the people in the Vatican are queer” including Prada-loving Pope Benedict. He also spouted some conspiracy theories about The Freemasons and their influence in the Vatican.


Mel Gibson’s controversial father Hutton Gibson told on Monday that the Vatican is full of child molesters.

Gibson, 91, made his outrageous remarks to after giving a interview to a Liberty News Radio show in which he claimed half the Vatican was gay and that Pope Benedict was homosexual too.

Mel Gibson’s father, who previously stated that he did not believe the Holocaust could have happened, told “That is correct – I stand by my statements.

“The Vatican is full of all these child molesters and that is all there is to it.”

Hutton Gibson shocked listeners on the Political Cesspool Radio Program when he claimed the Catholic Church had failed to tackle homosexuality.

He claimed that Pope Benedict was both “a homosexual” and “a slippery character” while also being involved in a Masonic conspiracy that was aiming to destroy the Catholic Church from within.

Mel Gibson’s father regularly attends his son’s alternative Catholic Church in Malibu and has so far not spoken about the actor’s alleged abusive behavior toward his former girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

The father of 11 has written about Traditional Catholicism in the past and been an outspoken critic of the Catholic Church over the years.

In a 2003 interview he questioned how the Nazis had disposed of six million bodies during the Holocaust and claimed that the September 11, 2001, attacks were perpetrated by remote control.

Hutton claimed that the Catholic Church isn’t fighting the repeal of Proposition 8 “because half of the people there in the Vatican are queer. They have not handled the horrible situation in the church. In fact they have fostered it because as I say they are trying to destroy the church.”

When asked by hosts of The Political Cesspool if he thought Pope Benedict was a homosexual Hutton replied, “I certainly do.

“Why else would he put up with this? He was in charge of stamping it out. And he did nothing… He’s a slippery character.”

[From Radar Online]

You can hear Mel’s dad’s remarks on Radar Online. Of course the Catholic Church and the Vatican handled the child abuse scandal abhorrently, but it takes a real extremist to call the people in the Vatican “queer” and “child molesters.” I guess we know where Mel got his very skewed beliefs along with his rage issues. I wonder if he’s mortified that his ancient dad’s incoherent thoughts are getting airtime or if he secretly co-signs his conspiracies.

In related news, the domestic violence case against Gibson is expected to be turned over to the District Attorney’s office in about two weeks. Mel missed a deposition in the case on Friday. He was reportedly out of the country fishing with two of his sons.

Hutton Gibson photo is a screenshot from a video in which he endorses Ron Paul for President.

38094, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Friday February 26 2010. A sombre-looking Mel Gibson shows up at the BOA steakhouse alone. Following an eight-year absence, the actor recently turned to the big screen with the thriller Edge of Darkness Photograph: David Tonnessen,

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  1. Westcoaster says:

    I actually feel sorry for Mel Gibson’s children. They do not deserve to have such crazy family members

  2. Kitten says:

    Hate begets hate.

  3. Whatever says:

    Reading about this guy explains a lot about Mel. I read something about his separatist church back when the Passion of the Christ was out. Crazy old bastard probably wants the church to join the God Hates Fags baptist church and start picketing funerals. Um, no. Keep the crazy out there in Malibu, thanks. They really shouldn’t be allowed to call themselves Catholics.

  4. meme says:

    maniac mel and his demented dad both need to be put to sleep.

  5. lena says:

    well he wasn’t too off with the “child molestors” comment

  6. émerveillement says:

    Wow… Crazyness all around with the Gibsons. Unbelievavly pathetic but yet true.

  7. Oi says:

    Alright Mel is one thing, but his dad is another. i know he was the one to do the talking, but no doubt radar or whoever called him. That’s unnecessary. He is obviously ill. This isn’t right, even for celebrities. Everyone was outraged when some reporter picked on Brooke Shields’ mother who suffers from dementia.

  8. anon says:

    Oi: agree

  9. Vee says:

    Oi – I disagree. Reporting on Mel’s crazy dad helps the public understand where and how he got his attitude and behavior. He’s a sick and twisted man and that came from his home, his upbringing. Terribly sad but true.

  10. Oi says:

    @Vee: its not right to do this to his father. who cares where Mel got his problems from? The public doesn’t need a back story. hell, we didn’t even need a story. And this is baiting. That is very wrong to me, because they intentionally took advantage of a sick elderly man for a story. Mel is story enough.

  11. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    The man is in his nineties. You don’t know what the reporter said to incite him. I am not defending him, just saying, people at that age say a lot of crazy things as senility is setting in. He may very well be an old bastard, but there is no need to go after him just because everyone hates his son.

  12. Fae says:

    I wonder if all the other neo Nazis know that all you need to do to be forgiven for your filthy views by you people is to be old?

    He’s been spouting nasty shit for years to anybody that will listen (he even publishes newsletters).

  13. Tuatara says:

    @Fluffy Kitten Tail, this guy has been making waves for a long time, well before Mel fell from grace. He is quite the crazy old bastard.

  14. denise says:

    Daddy Gibson makes some valid points.

  15. mln says:

    The dad’s been crazy for years, It makes me think Mel suffers from some sort of hereditary mental illness. BiPolar + bigotry and sexism are a bad combo.

  16. Jewbitch says:

    I don’t think he was too far off with the molester comment.

  17. nel says:

    what a whack job, mel and hutton make dina lohan look like mother teresa.

    yeah i know, i couldnt believe i just said that.

  18. viper says:

    He does make a few good points. I think masons are more harmful than gays thought. I think gays are harmless. BUT the child moelsters/abusers are in way NOT harmful.

  19. Kbomb says:

    @denise: hopefully that off the cuff comment was only made to incite some controversy. If not, can you expand on your opinion that “daddy gibson” has valid points?

  20. Cheyenne says:

    The fruit didn’t fall far from that tree.

  21. denise says:

    @ KBomb

    There’s no controversy here, just a little truth.
    The pedophilia comment was very true about the Catholic priests. It ties into the fact that these men, are attracted to boys, which would tie into the homosexual comment, no? Pedophilia is a horrible crime, even made worse by the fact that these men are of the church.

  22. Moreaces says:

    You know what they say, the apple does not fall far from the tree, The old fart should just kill himself already.

  23. oxa says:

    Peaks volumes about men sho choose to be members of an “Alternative Catholic Church” while spewing hatred and racist rants against others.
    Mel and his dad are 2 nuts from the same shell with no spirituality, just full of tyranny and insanity.

  24. TaylorB says:


    Paedophilia has absolutely nothing to do with homosexuality. Please do not suggest that it does.

  25. Moreaces says:

    Alright Mel is one thing, but his dad is another. i know he was the one to do the talking, but no doubt radar or whoever called him. That’s unnecessary. He is obviously ill. This isn’t right, even for celebrities. Everyone was outraged when some reporter picked on Brooke Shields’ mother who suffers from dementia
    One does not have anything to do with the other, Mel’s dad is a evil hater, and Im sure it does not come from mental illness, but flat out hate and bigotry.

  26. Moreaces says:

    August 10th, 2010 at 10:14 am I wonder if all the other neo Nazis know that all you need to do to be forgiven for your filthy views by you people is to be old?


  27. viper says:

    Mels dad is not evil nor is he a hater he stated facts. Only immoral people would take his word as bigotry. Unbelievable some people just utterly unethical and immoral.

    There are homosexuals in the church.

    There are child molesters/abusers in the catholic church.

    There are former Nazis in the Catholic church.

    The church has never doen anything to stop these abuses or molestations. The whole of Ireland has called the Pope out on this crap and he did NOTHING.

    No one can call Gibsons dad or anybody with a conscience a bigot for stating well known facts. Th eonly bigot here are the atrocious people who DONT condemn and make excuses for it all.

  28. denise says:

    @ Taylor

    Please don’t stir the pot.

    No one said pedophilia is caused by homosexuals. Pedophilia is the crime here, not homosexuality. I said that these priests have homosexual tendencies because they are raping little boys. Why are there no altar girls? No seriously why? It’s weird.
    Why dont’ they just get it on with the nuns, it’s so disturbing. These poor little boys being raped by these men of “God” or Satan instead.

  29. Fae says:


    Hang on a second. Are you seriously suggesting that you believe homosexuality is in any way like paedophilia?

    Good grief.

    Edit: damn moderation. This should have been a few posts higher…

    Edit edit: Denise, there’s been plenty of altar girls who have suffered abuse. A two second google search told me that.

  30. denise says:

    @ Fae

    No, not at all. I said pedophilia is the crime here, not homosexuality. One has nothing to do with the other, except with this very sick situation.

    Edited: Put the sarcasm to the side.
    I actually had no idea that altar girls existed.

  31. CathyT says:

    Pedophilia is usually defined as the attraction to pre-pubescent children.

    About 80% of the minors who were abused by Catholic priests in this scandal were teenage boys.

  32. TaylorB says:


    If I misunderstood your comment I am sorry. My intention is not to ‘stir the pot’ but some people attempt to link homosexuality and paedophilia to justify their fear of homosexuality, and considering most paedophiles are heterosexual it is simply wrong. Again, if I misunderstood your comment I am sorry, but it did read a bit like you were linking the two. Mea culpa.

  33. denise says:


    No problem.
    It’s a hard thing to try to examine because the two are unfortunately linked in this story. But no I don’t think the two are otherwise connected outside of this situation.

  34. Mandhy says:

    WAKE UP! The Catholic Church has been a haven for child molesters for centuries. Most priests are gay and most are pedos. He is totally correct. They have gotten away with their freakish molestation for ages. There is nothing wrong in being gay, but the pedophile aspect has been covered up and it’s now coming out. I for one support his comments about how screwed up the Catholic Church is, has always been and always will be….that said…Mel’s church is not much different…it just supports hatred so it’s not any better. All religion needs to go away. Our society does not ‘need’ it anymore. Hopefully we will move ahead.

  35. Vibius says:

    Its not half, based on the recent Italian expose’ its in the 90% range

  36. Cheyenne says:

    @Mandhy: You wake up. MOST priests are gay and MOST are pedos? That’s an outrageous statement and I’m willing to bet you can’t back it up with any reliable statistics.

  37. Catherine says:

    So who is more scary? People like Mel’s Dad, the catholic church or a Scientologist?

  38. denise says:

    @ Catherine

    A Jehovah’s Witness.


    Just kidding.

    They are all equally scary.

  39. Liana says:

    I suggest some of you do some actual research. The incidents of molestation by Catholic priests is 2% of the offenders, meaning 98% of the sexual offenders of children are not Catholic priests.

  40. Chrissy says:

    I had a private tour of the Vatican right after the current Pope came into his position (it’s not hard to get a private tour, just need a contact at the US embassy in Rome). There are all sorts of rumors that the current Pope is gay. This came from the Italians who work there at the Vatican and would know. The current Pope wasn’t well liked … wasn’t a publicly accessible as Pope John Paul. Trust me, I’m not siding with Mel Gibson’s father but there are very rational, non-gossipy sources that also say the current Pope is gay.

  41. annie says:

    @Cathy T., you’re right, an overwhelming amount of the abuse scandals involve Priests’ and teenage boys, not prepubescent ones.

  42. Bobby the K says:

    I always thought Masons didn’t like Catholics.

  43. viper says:

    Masons aren’t for catholics as much as they are for Jewish people. They are very well known for links to Israel. Very pro-zionism more then the actual zionists themselves. You guys need to see the youtube upload ‘eye of the phoenix’ alot of it is VERY accurate and some of it is absolute rubbish. Its a 4 part series mind you. Also, you shouldnt watch it if you’re scared easily. You’ll look at the whole US capital differently.

  44. TaylorB says:

    Personally, I will not defend the Catholic Church in any fashion for their denial and cover ups. That being said, I absolutely do not find it acceptable Mels dad for being a Holocaust denier and an anti-semite. For that alone in my opinion he is an ignorant bigot, I don’t care if he is old or not.

  45. GatsbyGal says:

    @Denise – Why does it not surprise me that you’re agreeing with this crazy old man, even a little. Wow.

  46. Crash2GO2 says:

    He’s not senile or demented, he has always been this way. Mel was raised in this environment of hatred and bigotry and undoubtedly learned how to mistreat women from his father as well.

  47. Squirtle says:

    OH Please! Like no one has ever heard a grandparent or elderly family member make some bizarre, irrational or not entirely “Politically Correct” comment…I know I have heard some things that have made me blush at the occasional family reunion or holiday get-together…

    That being said, I think its obvious Radar Online is out for a smear campaign of epic proportions! Just the way this whole scandal has gone down has definitely made me question the validity of Oksana’s claims.

  48. original kate says:

    this guy has been saying wacky shit for years. his family should just put duct tape over his mouth.

  49. GatsbyGal says:

    @Squirtle – You’re kidding, right? Papa Gibson has been spouting racist crap for YEARS, it’s not simply because he’s old!

    The most humiliating thing I’ve ever heard come out of my old-timey grandparents was a mention of “the blacks.” That’s a far cry from denying the Holocaust ever happened. This man is not simply old and senile, he’s an insane bigot and has been all his life.

  50. Henriette says:

    Only half? I’d say about 80% of the Vatican is gay, no joke.

  51. Legend says:

    Here’s my conspiracy theory: Mel’s P.R. people are giving Gibson Sr. the spotlight so they can blame him for Mel’s behavior. Him, alcohol, and of course, Oksana. Everybody but Mel.

    What I want to know is how Daddy reconciles Mel’s philandering and divorce with old style Catholicism.

  52. piedlourde says:

    I imagine that this guy and Freddy Phelps are having brunch every Sunday after their respective visits to their churches. It’s a wondrous ecumenical step towards a more hateful world!

  53. denise says:

    @Denise – Why does it not surprise me that you’re agreeing with this crazy old man, even a little. Wow.

    @ Gatsby

    Because I’m not in denial about what happens in the Catholic Church. The End.

  54. Sean says:


    An analysis (part 1-7) published by Tom Laughlin on YouTube, blaming exactly the mentioned factors for the behavior of poor, mistreated Mel, seems to fit your point of view quite well. Ole Billy Jack is guiding Mel through his apocalyptical crisis, towards a higher form of existence, maybe we should all join in for an exclusive session?

  55. Sns02215 says:

    I’m thinking murder-suicide for these two should fix the problem. Less hateful bigots in the world, the better. Isn’t this the same crazy nutjob who claimed the Holocaust didn’t happen, too???

  56. Hey Zeus says:

    Mel’s dad never denied that the holocaust never happened. He only questioned the number of people that actually died. When I was in school, I was taught that 3 million that died, but now its 6. Who is coming up with these figures?

  57. SimSim says:

    This explains a lot about Mel’s hate filled heart.