Pope Francis Loves Your Kids But Your Relationship Is A Different Matter

popefrancisiPope Francis, aka The Advocate’s Person of the Year, wants to make sure that the children of gay couples are treated nicely in the Church.

He also wants to make sure that their parents don’t get married.

In his latest reported comments about all things gay, this time to a group of priests, Francis displayed concern about how the Church treats the children of divorced or same-sex couples. Harsh judgments will only scare them away from the faith, he warned.

“How can we proclaim Christ to these boys and girls? How can we proclaim Christ to a generation that is changing? We must be careful not to administer a vaccine against faith to them,” Pope Francis said.

The pope cited an anecdote he heard while he was bishop of Buenos Aries. “I remember the case of a very sad little girl who finally confided to her teacher the reason for her state of mind: ‘My mother’s girlfriend doesn’t like me,’ ” Francis said.

But just to make it perfectly clear that being nice to the kids doesn’t automatically extend to the parents, the Vatican stressed that the pope’s comments do not change Church policy toward civil unions, a topic of political debate in Italy.

“Speaking of an ‘opening to gay couples’ is paradoxical because the pope’s speech was totally general and because even the small concrete example given by the Pope alludes directly to the suffering of the children,” Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi told Vatican Radio.

Sounds like the Vatican has a good cop-bad cop routine going on. The pope gets to make all the nice warm statements, while the bureaucracy slides in after with the harsh reality. So much for real change.


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  • 2eo

    Of course he loves kids, it’s a requirement to be in the ring to be pope.

  • TheNewEnergyDude

    Oh, Queerty… Unfortunately you and pretty much the rest of know they’re never going to change. I think what bothers me the most about this pope is that he’s all warm and fuzzy and that’s what people hear, and what really happens as you point out goes unnoticed. What a ruse. I really wish general society would really question what these corrupt, soulless, evil, amoral maggots do and what they are about.

    They just want to proclaim christ to these kids to either a.) molest them or b.) they need more members so they can get more money.

    There is no such wonderful, holy thing as the rcc the catholics, whatever the hell the cult wants to call itself.

    I hope they all rot in hell. Shame I have to think like this. But it’s ther own fault.

  • bmwblonde

    “The” (what an egotistical article!) Church only loves BOY children. I’m not being funny here (i.e., the pedophile thing). Rather, this “church” is so insanely misogynistic (women and The Feminine – HATING) that it:

    (a) treats SEX (ewe, with a woman) as a SIN, unless it is to procreate
    additional BOYS (girls also needed for future breeding, sigh)
    (b) Invented the totally NUTS concepts of the “immaculate conception”
    and the “virgin birth” to permit the “Son” (note gender) of God
    (also Male) to have been conceived without the hideousness of any
    man having to get it on with any woman
    (c) Was totally corrupted by the worst of Greece (Saint Paul and THAT
    culture’s woman-hating patriarchal first,and homoerotic
    second,culture) and of Rome (the Roman Empire did NOT fall, it just
    morphed into The RC Church with all of ITS patriarchy, women-as
    property, violence,perpetual wars and hellish bureaucracy (see The
    (d) To this day The RCC runs a closet-case scandal of altar-boy and male
    (young) student abuse of epic proportions – NOT because “The” Church
    is homoerotic, but rather because it is WOMAN-HATING. Hideous.

    Mental illness on any broader institutional scale than this would be difficult to imagine. This Pope is a slick PR version of earlier Popes, but is just as NUTS, sitting on top of the huge pile of insane slime called The Catholic Church. Here endeth the lesson. Totally crackers.

  • flyboydog2

    Yeah, smoke screen now verified. His assholiness is as we assumed he would be. You go Catholic school kids, ur our secret weapon. The “Church” can’t survive without American money.

  • Cobalt Blue

    I have to desagree… No one here seem to know what the Holy Catholic Church is or what people do there. I only read a bunch of low generalization and assumptions. Something that only ignorant people are shameless enough to voice.
    As a gay man that are in ( happy and peacefully )terms with my faith I only have to clap for my Church and give it congratulations for its enlightment among a society that seems to be more and more intolerant, ignorant and disrespectful with the human being. The worst sinner is the one that refuses to see he has sins… You don’t have to act like a saint if you aren’t made/chosed to be one. The Holy Catholic Church only asks you to frequent its sacraments…Please, enlight yourselves before went here to say idiocies against religions.

  • Geoff B

    @TheNewEnergyDude: Agree 100%. Yes, he may be the most progressive pope in my lifetime (I’m 40), but when it comes to the Catholic heirarchy, that’s basically just being the prettiest turd in the punchbowl. It’s why I quit the church as soon as my last Confirmation check cleared and my my Mom, when I came out to her became an Episcopalian.

  • MK Ultra

    Ugh. The same old PR shit over and over again. The Vatican PR first releases a rumor that the old man has said something progressive, then they immediately deny it. It creates confusion, which is the goal. But the fact is the Catholic Church will never change.
    Why do gay men continue to desperately seek approval from this degenerate trillion dollar corporation that specializes in human misery?

  • Dxley

    He forgot to specify that he likes young boys in particular.

  • Harley

    “How can we proclaim Christ to these boys and girls?” Is that what they are calling it now. “OH, CHRIST, OH CHRIST!”

  • moonwalker_jd

    Well, I don’t think the kids should be children to parents who involve in polygamy and other destructive behaviors either. Gays these day are a shame to society. Just look at this site, most of the articles focus on hot men, partying hard and having casual sex. Instead of trying to show the world that we are a community of intellectual, people who read, people who value things that ought to be valued, that we are in fact as anybody else, we just prove their point by acting like sex addicts.

  • moonwalker_jd

    @bmwblonde: OK, you’re giving the same protestanic and one-sided arguments we’ve heard over and over again from opponents of the church. Be a little more open instead of repeating the same BS you hear in the news. The Vatican has never denied it sex scandals, and it’s so sad that people pessimistic view points don’t allow them to see this guy is actually trying, for the first time in the history of the Vatican, to include gay people in the catholic realm. He has, in the name of the church, stop condemning homosexuals, and not only that, he has even allowed for the discussion of hot topics such as homosexual marriage and gay adoption. He has even gone as far as opening for the debate of whether women should be allowed to be priests! Now, as gay people we are, we need to take advantage of this, and prove to the world that we deserve recognition, that love can happen between two men, that we are able to raise a kid, and that we’re not just a bunch of sex freaks, because that’s how most of the world views us, and in all honesty, that’s exactly how most gays behave like in actuality.

  • 2eo

    I don’t slate the church to be funny, I’m deadly serious, they are evil, hateful and are actively causing the suffering of hundreds of millions of people.

    I’m deadly serious about tearing these people down and kicking them into the gutter.

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