I think El Papa is confusing priests with people. Address the sin of people, love people, help them kill their homosexual sin. But priests who are examples of Christian life? Gay men should be defrocked at least and excommunicated if they commit the sign of contumacy. No pastor or priest should open live with sin as an example to the people.
I’m not Catholic so I believed in the priesthood of all believers, but as the voice of Christ the leader of any congregation has a responsibility to set a Godly example and self examine his own sin.
Francis seems to be suggesting the opposite – that sin is fine and doesn’t need to be dealt with. Ironically, he forgets that God uses the Church to deal with sin to a primary extent.
Today the Pope stated that he does not judge gays—a statement that will send shockwaves through the church. His comments were short, subtle, but unmistakably direct. “If they accept the Lord and have good will, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be marginalized,” he told reporters on his return flight from Rio de Janeiro to Rome. “The tendency [to homosexuality] is not the problem … they’re our brothers.”
The Pope also criticized journalists for reporting on allegations of homosexuality within the Vatican, saying those matters concerned questions of sin, not crimes, like the sexual abuse of children. He said when someone sins and confesses, God both forgives and forgets. “We don’t have the right to not forget,” he said.
The Pope is the voice of God for hundreds of millions of people around the world. His attitude is a marked departure from his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI…
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