Pope: God Makes People Gay; But Does He Make Popes Communists? By Peter West

     I knew it, I just knew it! The Pope would say something bloody stupid just about now, and he did not disappoint me, because I am beyond disappointment:
  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-god-made-gay-homosexuality-vatican-catholic-church-sex-abuse-chile-juan-carlos-cruz-a8360421.html 

“A victim of clerical sex abuse has said Pope Francis told him God made him gay and his sexuality “does not matter”. Juan Carlos Cruz spoke privately with the pontiff last week about the abuse he suffered at the hands of a prominent Chilean priest. After his sexuality came up in conversation, Francis reportedly told him: “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that and loves you like this and I don’t care. The Pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.” The comments are arguably the most explicit acceptance of homosexuality publicly spoken by a head of the Roman Catholic church, which teaches that gay sex is a sin.”

     Of course, the matter of sexual abuse in the Church is a very serious thing, and no-one should treat that lightly. But, with the homosexuality issue, it is obvious that the Church is defensive in this era of post-Christian morality, and thus needs to retreat pretty fast from its moral position held since Jesus was a boy, if not Adam. Perhaps they hope that no-one will notice. That is but one reason why I am no longer a Catholic, as much as it brings sadness to my old, cold, dying heart.

 

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