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Pope Francis became 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
By Julio Severo
Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered on October 21, 2020, sparking cheers from left-wing Catholics and concerns from conservative Catholics, because the Vatican’s official teaching is against the homosexual sin.
The film, titled Francesco, which premiered at the Rome Film Festival, features fresh interviews with the pope and delves into left-wing issues Francis cares about most, including the environment, poverty, migration, racial and income inequality, and the people most affected by discrimination. It is, therefore, a left-wing film.
“Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered.”
Catholic teaching says that homosexuals must be treated with dignity and respect but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” A 2003 document from the Vatican stated the Catholic Church’s respect for homosexuals “cannot lead in any way to approval of homosexual behavior or to legal recognition of homosexual unions.”
Doing so, the Vatican reasoned, would not only condone “deviant behavior,” but create an equivalence to marriage, which the Catholic Church holds is an indissoluble union between man and woman.
That document was signed by then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict XVI and Francis’ predecessor.
Conservative Catholics think that with Ratzinger as a pope, any acceptance of homosexual acts or homosexual “marriage” would be impossible. But he had to leave its papacy perhaps because of a scandal about to explode: a Catholic school administrated by his brother was involved in a staggering scandal of 547 boys abused, including homosexually.
The scandal has been shrouded in mystery and silence as nothing has been mentioned if Ratzinger’s brother was homosexual or how many homosexual priests raped the boys.
Homosexuality among Catholic priests is the only cause of sexual abuse of boys in the Catholic Church.
French homosexual author Frédéric Martel said that “a very large majority of priests and Vatican cardinals, 80% perhaps, would be homosexuals.” But Steve Bannon said that “it’s not 80%, but rather 90%.”
Bannon intended to launch a film exposing the Vatican’s homosexual scandals, but he was involved in scandals himself.
Even though Bannon is against Francis, his reasons have nothing to do with homosexuality. Martel said about Bannon and his right-wing fight against Pope Francis:
“He thinks like me that the battle is no longer played in Rome between pro-Francis cardinals who would be gay or gay-friendly, and anti-Francis cardinals who would be homophobic and heterosexual. Everyone, on the right, as on the left, would be fairly homophile or homosexual. Steve Bannon has no problem with this observation: he also came to it himself. I suddenly understand the plan of Catholic Bannon. The Church may have to abandon its moral positions on sexuality that are hypocritical, anachronistic and, given the large number of gay cardinals in the Vatican, schizophrenic.”
By their perspective, the Catholic Church is divided between left-wing homosexual Catholic priests who want to liberalize homosexuality and right-wing homosexual Catholic priests who want to keep the Catholic doctrine about homosexuality.
The problem is that regardless if the homosexual priest is left-wing or right-wing, homosexuality is connected to sexual abuse of boys. The evidence is the Catholic Church itself, where multitudes of boys have been raped by homosexual priests. If Martel is correct in his view that there are left-wing and right-wing homosexual priests in the Catholic Church, it follows that boys have been raped by left-wing and right-wing homosexual priests.
Pope Francis is open to socialist causes, including homosexuality, because he is open to Liberation Theology and he has been very harsh against conservative Christians opposed to the gay agenda. Left-wing homosexual Catholics support him. Right-wing homosexual Catholics oppose him.
Yet, both left-wing and right-wing homosexuals should know that in the Bible God condemns all homosexuality, regardless ideological issues. Both left-wing and right-wing homosexual sinners cannot inherit God’s Kingdom.
Francis was wrong to say that “homosexuals are children of God.” To be a child of God, a man must first receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of his life. Only after giving his life to Jesus does he become a child of God. The Bible said,
“To all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12 ESV)
So while a man does not accept Jesus’ deliverance and salvation, he is only a creature of God.
The removal of Francis and left-wing homosexual priests from the Vatican will not remove the problem of homosexuality in the Catholic Church as “conservative” homosexual priests sin more silently, even abusing boys. If the Catholic Church wants to solve its homosexual problem, it should not tolerate open left-wing homosexuality and silent right-right homosexuality, because both victimize boys.