Skip to comments.Synod Cardinal: Church Needs Gays [gives interview to "New Ways" "ministry"]
Posted on 10/19/2015 5:08:36 PM PDT by markomalley
"The Church embraces you, wants you ... needs you." That's what Synod Father Cdl. Oswald Gracias said yesterday about homosexuals in an interview to New Ways Ministry, a "Catholic" LGBT activist group condmemned by the Vatican.
The bishop of Bombay, India, said the Church's attitude towards LGBT people "must be all-embracing, inclusive," since to "not be welcoming would not be a Catholic attitude. It would not be Christ's attitude, certainly."
Gracias supports the idea that the Church should get rid of terms such as "disorder" and "evil" when referring to homosexuality, and expressed hopes the Synod Fathers will "use gentler language, not judgmental language."
He also discouraged LGBT people from leaving the Church, hinting that the Church would eventually accept homosexual activity. "The Church embraces you, wants you and the Church needs you," He said. "Hold on ... we will find a way."
Gracias went so far as to say the bishops should have invited homosexual couples to speak at the Synod. "[It] would have been an enrichment," he lamented. "[It] would help all the Synod Fathers to understand."
Cardinal Gracias, one of the members of the Synod's final drafting committee, gave the interview to Francis DeBernardo, Director of New Ways Ministry's blog. Last week Churchmilitant.com's Michael Voris reported that DeBernardo was granted press credentials to the Vatican's press briefings on the Synod and even allowed to ask questions, despite the fact that his group has been condemned by the Vatican for its heretical ideas, and he isn't a journalist at all, but rather a gay activist.
The faithful continue to wonder how the director of an LGBT activist group, condemned by the Vatican, got press credentials to the Vatican's Synod briefing and an interview with a Synod Father, when such are denied to legitimate journalists and media organizations.
Out with the old, in with the new. God, there’s the door.
Atheists are welcome to attend church too. They are unwelcome to advocate their views to the rest of the church.
Should we excise "hell" and "damnation" from the Bible?
Should we cut the Ten Commandments down to the Eight Commandments?
I can’t wait till this chapter in history is over and people look back on it and talk about how sick, disgusting, and destructive gay culture was at the time when they molested children and sodomized other men hiding it behind closed doors until the day Jesus came back and they were forced to kneel before being cast into the pit of Hell.
Just one more of Bergoglio’s “boys.” One more piece of excrement to be flushed down the toilet. My Oh My, how far has my Catholic Church fallen.
The Marxists are going to want that bit about coveting thy neighbor’s property removed.
Good point. They’ll also have a problem with “Thou shall not steal”.
How about..... Abomination
Is that gentle enough for you?
Usually an oxymoron. But if they remain chaste and single....and try to change......
Choose whom you will serve.
God or man.
Oh good, only a few minor problems left to overcome.
First, at the end of the day, after all of the smoke and mirrors have been eliminated, there still is simply no DNA link to homosexuality or any other a-sexuality and never will be. Passing it off as such is analogous with man-caused global warming.
As with abortion, the focus and narrative is relegated not to science, but to emotion and arrogance.
Second, while Christians are now being targeted by the politically correct - anti First Amendment/anti-Christ hate police/media/academia narratives, both secular history and more importantly, scripture, are very clear that these a-sexual choices always bring utter destruction to the individual and societies which consciously choose to embrace the temporary belief that moral boundaries are oppressive.
Furthermore, the goal of the secular humanist and homosexual/a-sexual individual and population is to destroy the church and pervert young innocents and what is good.
Freedom itself cannot exist without strong moral boundaries ultimately rooted in respect for God.
William Penn was correct when he stated that men would either be ruled by God or ruled by tyrants.
Bottom line, the war against and mass rejection of God and individual responsibility can only end in man being subject to the ever devolving morality of another self-serving man. This has always resulted in some form of tyranny.
*Scripture is very clear homosexuality is perversion, is not natural, and is ultimately rooted in rebellion against God. In the end, a-sexuality is one of mans best efforts at mocking God, and God will not be mocked.
Thirdly, the church is clearly and succinctly warned that in the last days, men would be lovers of themselves, lovers of pleasure / would only desire to hear what makes them feel good / would give up the natural for the unnatural (homosexuality) / there would be many false teachers-false prophets / and that there would be a great falling away (from the church).
How then can the true church call evil good without silencing or attacking what is good, embrace all things anti-Christ (which was the reason God had to sacrifice His Son), and betray God in the name of God, and call itself a possession of God?
So we have just a few minor problems to overcome, like cause and affect, action/reaction, and God.
Other than that, its all good. /s
“The Church embraces you, wants you ... needs you.”
Really? Sounds like the words from a queer love song!
The modernist heretics in the hierarchy are coming out of the woodwork and showing their true colors. And why does this guy choose a dissenting homosexualist group rather than a faithful group like Courage to talk to? I thought Asia was pretty solid, but this guy and Cardinal Tagle are showing even the Asian cardinals can be questionable.
Enough already. These dudes need to form the church of the homoworshipers.
The Truth will always be the Truth.
I hope and pray that we will always abide in the Truth and not be led astray.
We will survive.
Love God and our neighbor.
Matt 19:4-6 4 NIV
4"Haven't you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male and female,'a 5 and said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh'?b 6 So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
..pervert marriage into the image desired by popular culture -- instead of the definition rendered by Christ Himself?
They need to repent.
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