Once again, I feel the need to respond to one of Jonathan Wolfman's comments which, frankly, boggles my mind... to wit:
"this pope's welcoming lgbt Catholics..."
My initial impulse was to scream "BULL . FUCKING . SHIT HE DID!" (which I did do... LOL)
Then I decided to "learn" y'all some stuff...
What Pope Frankie said was simply a re-wording of the Church doctrine that has existed since it was published back in 1992, where Pope John Paul II stated that the “number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible” and "suggested" that they “be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity”.
Now that sounds all peachy keen on the surface, right? Then lets dig a bit deeper and read the ENTIRE PASSAGE not just the "nice" part...
“Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that ‘homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered’. They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.”
So in other words, if you are LGBTQ, we will begrudgingly "accept" you, in spite of us all believing that you are a depraved pervert for being homosexual... and you best not EVER think about having sex again!!!
So I loudly repeat...
"BULL . FUCKING . SHIT HE DID!"