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Pope Francis slams “closed up, dogmatic” anti-LGBTQ+ conservatives. He called anti-queer conservatism "a suicidal attitude."


Pope Francis slams “closed up, dogmatic” anti-LGBTQ+ conservatives

He called anti-queer conservatism "a suicidal attitude."

By Daniel Villarreal Monday, May 20, 2024

Pope Francis slammed U.S. religious conservatives who oppose his rule allowing priests to bless same-sex couples.

“[A] conservative is one who clings to something and does not want to see beyond that,” the 87-year-old worldwide Catholic leader said in a 60 Minutes interview aired last Sunday. “It is a suicidal attitude, because one thing is to take tradition into account, to consider situations from the past, but quite another is to be closed up inside a dogmatic box.”

“In most cases, when you don’t accept a decision, it’s because you don’t understand,” he said.

Elsewhere in the interview, he called homosexuality “a human fact” and clarified his December 2023 announcement saying that Roman Catholic priests can bless same-sex couples, though not in a way that makes it seem like the church approves of same-sex marriage.

“What I allowed was not to bless the union. That cannot be done because that is not the sacrament. I cannot — the Lord made it that way — but to bless each person. Yes, the blessing is for everyone — for everyone,” he said in the interview.

“To bless a homosexual-type union, however, goes against the given right, against the law of the church. But to bless each person, why not?” he continued. “The blessing is for all. Some people were scandalized by this. But why? Everyone! Everyone!”

The Pope’s allowing of such blessings upset some African bishops who said they “do not consider it appropriate” because it “would be in direct contradiction to the cultural ethos of African communities” and “would cause confusion.” However, the Pope said such criticisms “belong to small ideological groups” and that clerics need to better understand “the suffering of people.”

In November 2023, the Pope fired Texas Bishop Joseph Strickland who had become one of the leading critics of the Pontiff, declaring that the Pope was too liberal on issues like the tolerance of LGBTQ+ people. Strickland, on his radio show, accused the Pope of attempting to undermine the Catholic faith. The Pope, however, has criticized Catholics who focus too much on blessings for gay couples while continuing to bless other “sinners.”

“No one is scandalized if I give a blessing to an entrepreneur who perhaps exploits people: and that is a most serious sin,” he said. “Whereas they are scandalized if I give it to a homosexual… This is hypocrisy! We all have to respect each other. Everyone!”

When asked in January if he felt alone in his decision to bless same-sex couples, the Pope said, “You make a decision, and solitude is a price you have to pay.” He also expressed regret that many who are angry are unwilling to engage in “brotherly discussion” and instead jump immediately to “ugly conclusions.”

In January 2023, he called laws criminalizing homosexuality “unjust” and insisted that God loves all his children just as they are. He also called on Catholic bishops to welcome LGBTQ+ people into the Church. In 2020, he also said that nations should recognize civil unions for same-sex couples because they “have a right to a family.” 


The Pope is calling on Europe and the US to open up the borders to mass migration and “asylum seekers”, and says opposition to mass migration is “madness”. Do you agree with him ?

According to News Outlets, the Vatican has taken in a whole load of immigrants --- TWELVE. Yes - 12. Hardly a lot considering the size of the Vatican. So why not let scores of immigrants roam the streets within the Vatican. Let them mug the nuns, beat anyone on the street, gather in hordes frightening the locals and let them congregate outside a church and perform Muslim prayer, blocking any traffic and let them announce how dissatisfied they are with the accommodation, food, not a good enough mobile phone and free money offered and where they demand the Vatican City be turned into a Shia society - the one that did not work for them 'back home' so if that's what they want, then maybe the world should be repatriating these immigrants back where they came from if they so miss the totalitarian regime of religious control where women are 3rd class - LGBT stoned to death and anyone showing any signs of dissent - outcast and murdered.

So - Lets all agree that if the Vatican is telling us we must all take these people in -



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