Skip to comments.Pope Francis 'shocked' by gay adoption. Will Time take back its Person of the Year award?
Posted on 12/29/2013 3:53:28 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
So just how gay-friendly is Pope Francis? Consider this.
In his Christmas sermon, Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned adoption by same-sex couples. He insisted that God's own son was raised by a man and a woman, and not by two men or two women.
How divisive! said the media. But now it turns out that Bishop Scicluna met Pope Francis on December 12. The bishop later told the Times of Malta: We discussed many aspects and when I raised the issue thats worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak out."
Indeed, the Pope was "shocked" to learn that Malta's proposed Civil Union bill allows gay adoption. And Bishop's Scicluna's controversial sermon seems to have been delivered at his prompting.
None of this should be surprising: back in Argentina, Cardinal Bergoglio roundly condemned gay adoption and said that gay marriage was diabolically inspired. But confusingly and I still can't quite figure this out in my head he did clearly back civil partnerships as the lesser of two evils. (When Archbishop Vincent Nichols appeared to do that, his critics in the Vatican were furious.)
What we can say, I think, is that the media read far too much into the Pope's "who am I to judge?" comment about gay Christians in his impromptu interview on the way back from Rio. If Time magazine gave Francis its Person of the Year on the basis of his relaxed attitude to homosexuality, it should have done its homework more thoroughly.
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I think the pope gets it on this issue.
As always, the libs read their own message into the Pope’s words.
Being gay, like being a pedophile, might be what you FEEL. What is important is what you DO.
Acting on gay feelings is against the Bible (Old and New Testaments).
So basically, the Pope and Phil Robertson have the same message. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
Why is he so obsessed with, “small-minded rules?”
Wonder whether GLAAD will demand he get indefinitely suspended from the Vatican?
Good. Let’s hear more news stories like this.
You need a snark tag there, don’tcha?
It’s not an adoption .... it’s a sentence to queerdom.
This new advance of the homosexual agenda in Malta must be CRUSHED immediately. It’s one of the last Western European hold-outs.
What one DOES is, or should be, based on what one THINKS. One OUGHT to use our God-given brains, shouldn't one?
Feelings come and go with ANYTHING...weather, food, itches, the next-door neighbor. Feelings are too transitory and chancy to be relied on.
If the translation was accurate, Pope Francis SHOULD have been condemned. It sounds these days as though he is trying to say he was taken out of context i.e. Rush was right.
Now he is saying some of his best friends are Marxists. When the time is right some of his best friends will be homosexual. Then some of his best friends with be abortionists. The litany goes on and on.
Before his tenure ends, Francis will likely learn to think before he speaks. I hope that happens before he makes his next Ex-Cathedra pronouncement. If not, that whole infallibility thing may be up for grabs.
This new advance of the homosexual agenda in Malta must be CRUSHED immediately. Its one of the last Western European hold-outs.>>>>
Yeah, i am sure glad i live here in Gods country where we never hear of such a thing.
Bravo, Pope Francis!
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