Then perhps YOU can tell us what the Pope is advocating?
Why should I? All I am called to do is to contrast the deeds and actions of anyone with the standards of the Bible.
Its very simple. And when we do that - we let the Bible do the judging.
RE: All I am called to do is to contrast the deeds and actions of anyone with the standards of the Bible.
Well, there you go, this Pope agrees with you then. I don’t think he advocates the deed or actions that are opposed to the standards of the Bible.
“Why should I?”
Because YOU are the one declaring his “advocacy” wrong.
If only the orientation is present, and not the behavior or the self-advertising, then there is nothing to be observed, judged, or objected to.
"All I am called to do is to contrast the deeds and actions of anyone with the standards of the Bible."
In keeping with that point of view, let's compare that view itself to what Christ said:
Matthew 5:38 You have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
Matthew 5:39 But I say to you not to resist evil :
but if one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him also the other :
Matthew 5:40 And if a man will contend with thee in judgment, and take away thy coat, let go thy cloak also unto him.
Matthew 5:41 And whosoever will force thee one mile, go with him other two.
Matthew 5:42 Give to him that asketh of thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not away.
People can reach any conclusion they like but personally I consider Jesus Christ to be the final authority. Of course, there are a lot of people who people pick and choose to make it easy on themselves and some even throw out portions they don't like. To each his own, as they say, but I always remember the part of working out my Salvation with fear and trembling instead of trying to slide past what I don't like.