Pope Francis could be the first step in The Church's change after all!
Despite his stance on gay marriage (definitely against it), new details have been revealed, shedding light on when the new Pope argued FOR gay civil unions in Argentina as a Cardinal.
With the country on the verge of approving gay marriage back in 2010, the Roman Catholic Church wanted to stop it immediately, but he called for compromise for the sake of order.
Marcelo Márquez, a gay rights leader and theologian says he received a call from the Cardinal and he says:
"He told me that homosexuals need to have recognized rights and that he supported civil unions, but not same-sex marriage."
Well… it's not the best thing to hear, but it's better than the starting point, that's for sure!
Another source reveals:
"He didn’t want the church to take a position of condemning people but rather of respect for their rights like any vulnerable person."
His decision to offer compromise was seen as him picking "the lesser of two evils" for less social dialogue. …hey, wait a second… does that sound WORSE than compromise at all to you??
It's a topic that's being heavily argued right now.
And while we support change in any measure, we will NEVER settle for civil unions. It's a great way to get the ball rolling, but we're gonna keep pushing that ball until our rights are FULLY recognized!!
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