"If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?"
It was this quote that had gay Catholics and advocates alike getting practically wet with excitement. Pope Francis, direct line to the G-O-Dizzle, was giving his blessing on us gay folk -- well, the ones of us looking for that sky man seal of approval. The reaction was immediate and positive from the general public... although some made sure to keep his comments in perspective. What happened after this quote came out? Why, the Advocate named him "Person of the Year" for 2013... person of the goddamn year. Edith Windsor contributed to the eradication of anti-gay language in the Defense of Marriage Act that barred benefits to same sex couples. But for some reason, she wasn't good enough to be person of the year... but some old fogey in a dress throwing out passive aggressive sentiments was. And YES, they were passive aggressive.
1. Those comments were directed towards gay priests, and not the general public. And 2. "Who am I to judge?" is practically a dismissal of any kind of hard thought. It is ironically an admission that one is judging, but not outright opposing in a vocal or vitriolic manner. I don't know about you, but polite homophobia may be easier to deal with, but ultimately it hurts just the same.
Pan ahead 2 years later from The Advocate's pathetic papal prostate suctioning, and you have Pope Francis refusing France's nomination of Laurent Stefanini as ambassador to the Holy See. It is important to note that Francis has neither publicly or vocally denied the nomination, but his silence speaks volumes, as that is apparently pope-talk for "Nah, we're gonna pass on that." Now you have liberals saying "He's not the gay friendly pope he made himself out to be."
Newsflash: HE NEVER WAS!!!! There are a lot of us who were never sold on this bill of goods the MSM was trying to sell us, and maybe you could chalk that up to a jaded view of religion in general, but if I want smoke blown up my ass, I'll let Miley Cyrus toke up and toss my salad. This man has shown his colors from his inception and has shown no signs of being a more open and friendlier pope, although his approach to women in general and the poor are very admirable.
I just do not see the hoopla that has been stirred up about this dude, or why any LGBT person would feel the need to have the validation of such primitive bullshit. Do we need our straight allies? Absolutely... do we need religion? Absolutely not. It has done nothing for us as a group of people but malign us, and if you want to turn it around as a force for good for gays, lesbians, transgender, bisexual, intersex, etc. then good for you. But all that demonstrates is that there is no supernatural component to the ideology and is just a modernization of iron age bullshit. Burning bushes, women from ribs, an entire earth flooded, babies from virgins, prophets flying to heaven on horses (looking at you, Islam)... bitch, please.
You think you have a gay friendly pope? Nope... you're a dope.
Okay, I'm done.
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