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Pope Francis Doesn't Judge Gay People!

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Usual duties of a Pope include delivering Mass at the Vatican, riding dirty on the Pope-mobile, and, of course, rocking their enormous cone hat. But now, you can officially add "being awesome" to the list.

Aboard the papal aircraft today, Pope Francis told a press conference something that no previous Pope has ever said before. When asked about gay people serving in the clergy, Pope Francis had this to say:

"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"

Pope Francis' more conservative predecessor Emperor Palpatine Pope Benedict XVI actually signed a document in 1336 2005 that stated that men who were gay should not be priests.

In a historic reversal of such doctrine, Pope Francis added that gay people should not be marginalized, but integrated into society.

Amen to you on that, Pope Francis!

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13 comments to “Pope Francis Doesn't Judge Gay People!”

  1. jnest says – reply to this


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    The Pope is making a good maneuver with this answer so as to help stop the attacks from the media. The only reason why the Church receives so much flack is because the mainstream media is all in favor of gay this and that. The Church is not able to vet gay priests so they have to accept the fact that they exist within the Church. If the media wasn't so against the Church's position on marriage (which it will never change), the Church's sex abuse scandal would really be dubbed the "gay priest" problem and not the "pedophile" priest problem. After all, I don't know too many straight men who have sexual feelings towards other males. And… if you look up what a pedophile is, the victim must be 13 years or younger and over 98% of the sex abuse cases were with males older than that age. Pedophile priest = gay priest = smart move by the Pope

  2. Mark says – reply to this


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    It is at least a step in a direction…no other pope has shared that view publicly…so it nice to hear him say that. I have read the message boards with all the Christian fanatics saying that he is wrong…etc…but in a way they are just as responsible for being so judgemental…and aren't most gaybies made by straight parents??



  3. 3

    He's not completely up to date, but it's a start. Finally something.

  4. ladydi says – reply to this


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    I love this guy!

  5. mzdom says – reply to this


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    as a raised Catholic and a Lesbian I feel very humbled by our popes words. We as a gay/lesbian/trans community wont give up on our rights. Love is the best feeling we can offer.

  6. Bill says – reply to this


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    The idea that no pope has ever said this type of thing is just false. This is an expression of long-standing doctrine. Benedict, his opinion on gay priests aside, said on multiple occasions that despite the Church's opinion on the sinful nature of homosexuality, the faithful Christian was required to treat them with dignity and not marginalize them. They are still God's children.



  7. 7

    Re: jnest – Where can I find the statistic about 98% of sex abuse cases against males being over 13 years of age?

  8. Default Setteen says – reply to this


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    Oh, wow, another prophesy comes true. Armageddon is here.

  9. sofi anne says – reply to this


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    Our Pope makes me sooo proud of being an Argentinian.



  10. 10

    Re: jnest – bullshit. It's still a massive pedophile.



  11. 11

    Well his acceptance is all good and well BUT he wants us to forgive the sins of gay priests. Sorry I'm not forgiving a bunch of pedophiles, gay or straight.

  12. Arg says – reply to this


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    Don't be fooled by his last statements, this guy said only months ago that gay marriage (allowed here in Argentina) was the same as making a pact with satan. He ain't fooling me

  13. Bevi says – reply to this


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    I love Pope Francis. Let's hope he sticks around for awhile.