Pope Francis said repentant gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten.
Despite the softer approach towards gay priests, Francis sided with Benedict’s hard line over gay marriage.
Even before being elected in March, Francis had spoken out strongly against gay marriage, denouncing it in 2010 as “an attempt to destroy God’s plan”.
Earlier this month, Francis and Benedict penned an unprecedented joint encyclical restating the Catholic Church’s position on marriage, saying it should be a “stable union of man and woman.”
“The church has a clear stance on the subject and it was important to speak positively in Brazil,” Francis told journalists who asked him why the issue of homosexuality wasn’t raised during his trip to Rio.
Pope Francis also spoke very bluntly and directly about the issues of gay marriage and abortion, affirming that both were in direct opposition to biblical teachings. When pushed on the issues he simply said, “You know perfectly the position of the Church.”
It doesn’t matter, the Pope said and meant whatever the major media outlets reported he meant in their headlines. And obviously he is the Pope, the head priest of the rider of the beast-pagan idolater edifice of non-bible believing Babylonian mystery religionists and user of the word ‘gay.’
Obviously the Catholic Church is ready to embrace the homo-agenda immediately and ‘gay marriage’ soon. But of course they will first inevitably accept things like female clergy, birth control within marriage, and divorce and remarriage like every one of those wacko Christian groups that have accepted ‘gay marriage’ so far.
The divorce and remarriage thing is a good first step for the Church. Otherwise the gays won’t be able to get remarried after they get divorced, I mean who ever heard of a Christian group accepting ‘gay marriage’ with no possibility of gay divorce and remarriage?! The very idea.
Off topic: Did you see this?