Not surprising: Pope Francis against gay marriage, gay adoption
VATICAN CITY, ROME: Within days of the new pope officially being announced — details of his beliefs, and policies quickly made way to mainstream media. First up, it was revealed that the Pope is not so surprisingly against gay-marriage, and gay adoption (..ironically his home country of Argentina isn’t..).
“[T]he Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family,” he wrote to the four monasteries in Argentina. “At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God. At stake is the total rejection of God’s law engraved in our hearts.”
Argentina first approved same-sex marriage in 2010, but not without much disapproval from Catholics alike the Pope himself. GLAAD released a statement on the election of Pope Francis, hoping a new leaf can be turned within the sex-crazed Catholic church.
For decades the Catholic hierarchy has been in need of desperate reform. In his life, Jesus condemned gays zero times. In Pope Benedict’s short time in the papacy, he made a priority of condemning gay people routinely. This, in spite of the fact, that the Catholic hierarchy had been in collusion to cover up the widespread abuse of children within its care. We hope this Pope will trade in his red shoes for a pair of sandals and spend a lot less time condemning and a lot more time foot-washing.
- In West Hollywood, Pope Francis’ stand on gays is unimpressive (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- The New Pope Is a Bigot Just Like the Last Pope (slog.thestranger.com)
- Aye Papi: New Pope Is Anti-Abortion, Anti-Gay Adoption And Calls Same-Sex Marriage “A Destructive Attack On God” (bossip.com)
- New Pope Francis led failing 2010 campaign by Catholic Church against gay marriage in Argentina (miamiherald.typepad.com)
- New Pope Jorge Bergoglio Once Called Gay Marriage Devil’s Handiwork (ontopmag.com)
- Pope Francis Against Gay Marriage, Gay Adoption (dailyqueernews.wordpress.com)