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Gay Advocacy Groups Rush to Demonize Pope Francis
The National Catholic Register ^ | 3/14/2013 | Matt Archbold

Posted on 03/14/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by marcbold

Some "Catholic" LGBT organizations were seemingly in a race to cast the first disparaging remark against the new Pope. The Equally Blessed coalition seemingly won the day by labeling the Pope "hateful" within hours of Cardinal Bergoglio's ascendancy to the papacy.

Equally Blessed is an organization which includes participation from DignityUSA, New Ways Ministry, Call To Action, and Fortunate Families. Pro-homosexual organizations all. Their statement which was quoted in many news reports seems to indicate their shock that Pope Francis would be pro-traditional marriage and not in favor of gay adoption:

"If he truly desires to share the Gospel with all people, Pope Francis will come to realize that many of those created in God’s image are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. It is our fervent hope and continuing prayer that Francis will break new ground in opening a conversation with LGBT people so that he may come to know a little about their experiences of God’s grace, mercy and love.

"We are mindful some of our new pope’s past writings will be profoundly discouraging to LGBT Catholics. During an unsuccessful campaign against marriage equality legislation in Argentina, he wrote things that, frankly, could be considered hateful, calling the legislation that authorized same-sex marriage “a machination of the Father of Lies.” He also said adoption by same-sex parents was a form of discrimination against children. These are not statements worthy of a pope, or, for that matter, anyone in pastoral ministry.

Hateful? Not worthy of a pope? So who would be worthy of being Pope? According to Equally Blessed, it would seem that faithful Catholics need not apply to the papacy. That would kinda' defeat the point a bit, wouldn't it?...

(Excerpt) Read more at ncregister.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; gay; homosexualagenda; pope; popefrancis

1 posted on 03/14/2013 11:02:12 AM PDT by marcbold
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To: marcbold

Sounds like the enclave got it right.


2 posted on 03/14/2013 11:07:01 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: marcbold

Since the beginning of the Church, there has always been a crowd that won’t be happy until the Ten Commandments turn into “anything goes.”


3 posted on 03/14/2013 11:07:10 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: marcbold

There is disappointment and despair as all hopes are dashed. The Cardinals elected a Catholic to the Papacy.


4 posted on 03/14/2013 11:07:16 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: marcbold

And the son rose in the east this morning.


5 posted on 03/14/2013 11:08:09 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: reagandemocrat
That's conclave. The Vatican state is, however, an enclave in Italy.
6 posted on 03/14/2013 11:08:24 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: marcbold

“Dignity” rings a bell. A “Dignity” group was started at USD when I was there. Also, the LA archdiocese used to have a Dignity group in the chancery office, I think I remember my friend at the chancery telling me. I think with budget cuts, due to the sex scandal lawsuits, the LGBT outreach bit the dust, (at the same time as the Respect Life office was also closed.)


7 posted on 03/14/2013 11:09:19 AM PDT by married21
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To: marcbold

Dykes and fags are upset.....I’m happy, happy, happy!

Oh and BTW....don’t look for God to change the rules for you because your lifestyle is honored by the devil!


8 posted on 03/14/2013 11:11:58 AM PDT by Hogblog
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To: marcbold

“...that Francis will break new ground in opening a conversation with LGBT people...”

He will- John 8:11

But I don’t think that’s the sort of “conversation” they want.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 11:14:01 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: marcbold

Iffin ya don’t like what the RCs teach, just EFN leave. Why stay in an “organization” that doesn’t agree with you?

Unless...you have a political agenda you want others to agree with and adopt as their own?


10 posted on 03/14/2013 11:16:56 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: marcbold

They aren’t the only ones. Couldn’t sleep last night so I flipped on ABC World News Now and the two anchors were wondering if the new Pope would change the church’s stance on homosexuality and abortion. What idiots.


11 posted on 03/14/2013 11:19:57 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: marcbold

If these groups won’t accept the teachings of the Catholic church, they are free to leave it. There are plenty of protestant denominations out there who would welcome them and their lifestyle with open arms.


13 posted on 03/14/2013 11:25:57 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: marcbold

Correspondingly or by analogy all God’s children include rapists, embezzlers, robbers/thieves, etc, etc. Which/who are or can be acceptable to God is really God’s choice when all is said and done.


14 posted on 03/14/2013 11:26:58 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: reagandemocrat; Chode

“Sounds like the enclave got it right.”

D*** right!


15 posted on 03/14/2013 11:43:07 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: marcbold

Awesome! Well done, Cardinals! If the libs and homos are pissed off, you’ve selected the right man for the job!


16 posted on 03/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: Hogblog
The -packers are upset....hahahahaha!!!!!!!!
17 posted on 03/14/2013 11:58:36 AM PDT by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: NRA1995

They like to see them administered and treated by the RCC as the Ten Recommendations or Suggestions.


18 posted on 03/14/2013 12:05:11 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Why stay in an “organization” that doesn’t agree with you?

  1. steal the organizational effort that went into building the target organization by poaching members and concepts;
  2. subvert the target organization from the inside by diluting or reversing its principals; weaken its message;
  3. pilfer inside information about the target organization's weaknesses, its problems, and its future plans.

19 posted on 03/14/2013 12:19:32 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: noinfringers2

Does the rapist say what he’s done was moral aka just an alternate lifestyle? Well at least today he doesn’t but who knows in the future with the ready acceptance of relativistism.

Man marrying man is against nature, against Holy Scripture, against God’s will. At its core, gay marriage is built upon the mortal sin of sodomy. A family does not have as its basis and foundation mortal sin.


20 posted on 03/14/2013 12:56:12 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: noinfringers2
Correspondingly or by analogy all God’s children include rapists, embezzlers, robbers/thieves, etc, etc

And He calls ALL of us to repentance and conversion.

21 posted on 03/14/2013 1:00:01 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Steely Tom

That’s the detail behind mt “Unless...you have a political agenda you want others to agree with and adopt as their own?”

Peace to you.


22 posted on 03/14/2013 1:55:30 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Steely Tom; Cletus.D.Yokel
It was Rosemary Radford Ruthless Ruether who said she stayed in the Church because the Church had the copying machines.
23 posted on 03/14/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (You can observe a lot just by watchin'. -- Yogi Berra)
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To: Morgana
if the FDRQ don't like it, there's a LOT of other churches out there... pick one
24 posted on 03/14/2013 3:16:03 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I suppose that today would be, “because they have free internet.”


25 posted on 03/14/2013 3:42:28 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

‘Zackly.


26 posted on 03/14/2013 6:18:02 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (You can observe a lot just by watchin'. -- Yogi Berra)
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To: marcbold; a fool in paradise
Who's surprised? Not Claude Rains!


27 posted on 03/14/2013 6:20:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: marcbold
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28 posted on 03/18/2013 4:12:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: reagandemocrat

Conclave?


29 posted on 03/18/2013 4:12:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

(yes, my mistake)


30 posted on 03/18/2013 4:37:17 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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