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Pope Francis' remarks on homosexuality and approval by Protestant hierarchs

(Quo Vadis, Pope Francis? Part 245)

Pope Francis says that to condemn a gay person is a sin. Pope Francis, we adhere to the teaching of the Church, which is that we hate the sin but love the sinner. We do not condemn anyone for disordered sexual attraction, but we do condemn sodomy or homosexual sin.

No matter what you say about homosexuality, you do favor LGBTs (Fr James Martin must be taking another victory lap on this one), are in favor of same-sex civil unions (civil or otherwise, these are still same-sex unions), and I suspect are planning to accept homosexuality in our Church through your Synod on Synodality.

There really is no confusion in your stand, as well-learned theologians such as the Archbishop of Canterbury (head of Anglicans) and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, who both allow homosexual marriages in their Protestant churches, praised your remarks. You would also have had much time to discuss these matters with them privately, leaving no room in their mind as to what is in your heart. The truth is that you continue to Protestantize our Catholic Church.

Pope Francis sparks pro-LGBT media frenzy with airplane remarks on homosexuality

The liberal media immediately seized on the pope's latest comments.

ROME REPORTS in English/YouTube screenshot

With leaders of two Protestant denominations standing at his side, Pope Francis has again delivered a confusing, problematic message about homosexuality, demonstrating that he and others remain unwilling to truly pastor those who identify as “gay” or “lesbian” while also demonstrating hesitation, if not cowardice, when it comes to addressing LGBTQ+ as a cultural movement and still-burgeoning political power.

As LifeSiteNews’ John-Henry Westen quickly noted in response to the recent airborne papal press conference, Pope Francis conflated same-sex attraction and the practice of sodomy:

While the laws criminalize behaviors and not inclinations, Pope Francis conflated the two concepts in his remarks, saying of the anti-sodomy laws: “Persons with homosexual tendencies are children of God. God loves them. God accompanies them… condemning a person like this is a sin. Criminalizing people with homosexual tendencies is an injustice.”
Rt. Rev. Iain Greenshields, the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, which permits homosexual “marriage” in their churches, praised Francis for his remarks, as did the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, the lead bishop of the Church of England, which permits homosexual blessings in their churches. “I entirely agree with every word he said there… I shall certainly quote the Holy Father. He said it so beautifully and accurately,” Welby said.

Pro-LGBT rainbow cheerleading ensued from liberal Catholic and secular press, which immediately seized upon the Pope’s phrasing.

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