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Pope Francis Advocated Gay Civil Unions In 2010! Will He Bring Such Compromise Now??

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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:

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Identical Twin Friars Pass Away On The Same Day

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Last Wednesday, Julian and Adrian Riester, who were born within seconds of each other 92 years ago, died within hours of each other, both of heart failure.

As identical twins, Julian and Adrian shared a lot of attributes, but they also both dedicated their lives to the Roman Catholic Order, both having ben friars for the last 65 years. Those who knew them best remember their years together working at St. Bonaventure University, doing carpentry work, gardening and driving visitors to and from the airport and around town. They died at St. Anthony Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., Brother Julian in the morning and Brother Adrian in the evening.

While its always sad to see someone go, perhaps this was the best thing for them both. They came into this world together, they left it the same way. There's something kind of nice about that.

Our condolences go out to their family and friends who are no doubt grieving the loss of their loved ones.

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Shameful! Puerto Rican Cardinal Slams Ricky Martin For 'Promoting' Homosexuality!

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Truly unbelievable, and most importantly, WRONG.

Now that Ricky Martin has come out as a proud gay man, Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan Puerto Rico, has condemned the pop star and begged him to stop 'promoting' his homosexuality - all for the sake of his children!

He said:

“Personally, I admire Ricky for the great artistic gifts the Lord has endowed him, but please, for the love of his children, for whom I imagine he wants the best, try to set an example to our youth of the great values we all share, besides sex. The Roman Catholic church does not reject the homosexual [but] their immoral actions and behaviors, and trying to promote homosexuality or sexual promiscuity among our youth, indeed, is immoral regardless of where it comes from.”

Ugh. We wonder if he even realizes how deeply hurtful those comments must be.

Homosexuality and promiscuity DO NOT come hand in hand, and the fact that he would even suggest that him being a brave, open man unafraid to be honest about sexual preference is damaging to his CHILDREN, whom we're sure he would put everything aside in order to protect, is just shameful.

If anything, he's teaching his kids to accept and love all parts of yourself, which is something we thought that Roman Catholic Church ALSO teaches!

We think gay rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano said it best when he responded to the criticism with the following:

“Homophobia disguised as religion and under the pretext of freedom of speech is still homophobia and it kills. Enough of wanting to impose a moral vision of human sexuality. Sexual orientation is an innate characteristic of the human condition that cannot be changed, it is not a behavior, it is not a disease, and it is not synonymous with promiscuity as argued by Cardinal Aponte Martinez.”

Well said!

The Cardinal should be ASHAMED of himself, and we hope he seriously re-evaluates the kind of message he's trying to promote to families who may not have a 'traditional' background!

And, as for Ricky, we hope that he continues to do exactly what he's doing, because he is, and continues to be, an inspiration for many!

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The Pope Says Condoms Are Cool - If You're A Male Hooker!

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According to a new book-length interview, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times, Pope Benedict XVI says that he believes that the use of condoms can be justified - as long as you're a male prostitute and don't want to spread disease!

In the six-day interview with Peter Seewald, he said:

"There may be a basis in the case of some individuals, as perhaps when a male prostitute uses a condom, where this can be a first step in the direction of a moralization, a first assumption of responsibility. It's a first step in a movement toward a different way, a more human way of living sexuality."

It may seem kind of silly, but it's definitely a step in the right direction for the Roman Catholic Church!

Let's hope that this kind of tolerance is only expanded upon further!

What do U think?? Is progress being made??

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Paranormal Reality Star Comes Out!

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How commendable!

Ryan Buell, the star of the A&E reality series Paranormal State, has come out of the closet as bisexual!

In his new book Paranormal State: My Journey Into The Unknown, Buell, who is also Roman Catholic, wrote about his struggle reconciling between the two, and explains:

“I’ve decided to share my sexuality and struggle over faith in hopes that others will no longer feel as though they are alone or that they can’t be religious.”

We're sure that many can certainly relate to that struggle!

Thanks for taking a stand, bb!

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