A Gay Pope? Hey, It Worked In “History of the World Pt 1″

Mar 12, 2013 Full story: lezgetreal.com 14
(Op-Ed) Given the age and culture that the Catholic Cardinals came from, there is a strong likelihood that many of them are gay- along with the next Pope. Full Story
Bill

Pekin, IL

#1 Mar 12, 2013
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior.

No Christian church can ever 'affirm' what God condemns!

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#2 Mar 12, 2013
I don't recall those lines from the movie, David. Did a blue eyed Jesus speak to you in a dream?

“"Do Unto Others" ”

Since: Mar 13

Austin Texas

#3 Mar 12, 2013
Bill wrote:
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior.
No Christian church can ever 'affirm' what God condemns!
No it doesn't,and there have been gays popes before! I mean after all Jesus was a gay "Man" himself! My,you don't sound very Christian to me! Do you ever think you'll actually follow what Jesus taught? Perhaps beginning with "Judge not"???

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#4 Mar 12, 2013
"If Jesus ever said anything about homosexuality, it is not recorded in the Bible, even mistranslated. He did, however, speak extensively on God's unconditional love. Yet instead of dwelling on biblical love, Christians have historically been more concerned with obscure passages of Levitical cleanliness codes and Paul's misunderstood comments in Romans. Instead of focusing on the incredible injustice and hatred demonstrated by Christians and others, tying to deny homosexuals even basic civil rights, people appear more concerned with the specific homosexual acts between consenting adults who are naturally have a homosexual orientation. As James B. Nelson notes, the Bible more clearly advocates a "love ethic" rather than a "sex ethic."

I Cor 6:9, no way refers to homosexuality. The original Greek word often quoted as sexual immorality, Paul used was "porneia" which means "a harlot for hire". In Corinth in the temples of Venus, the principal deity of Corinth, where Christians went to worship, a thousand public prostitutes were kept at public expense to glorify and act as surrogates for the fertility Gods. This sex with the pagan Gods is what Paul was talking about - fornication is an admitted mistranslation and has nothing to do with gays or singles sex. This rendering reflected the bias of the translators rather than an accurate translation of Paul's words to a culture of 2000 years ago worshipping pagan sex gods.

Romans 1:26-27 mentions homosexual acts performed by people who are clearly described as heterosexual. The men in the NT patriarchal culture exerted dominance not only over women, but over younger males as well. The nature of homosexual acts in the Bible are so very different from what we know as homosexuality today that the passages have no application to today's homosexuality. Such practices as in NT times simply no longer exist. Alleged references to homosexuality in I Corinthians and I Timothy are the inventions of anti-gay translators. They are not in the original Greek texts." (Rev.Dr. Mel White)

The word "homosexual" wasn't even invented until 1869. When you see it in the bible, you know it is a modern mistranslation and misinterpretation of the original texts.

"What the Bible forbids is acts of lust, rape, idolatry, violation of religious purity obligations, or pederasty, but no condemnation of homosexuality in relationships of mutual respect and love. "On the other hand, the Bible pointedly celebrates instances of same-sex emotional intimacy, a fact often overlooked by fearful homophobic readers." James B. Nelson, Professor of Christian Ethics, United Theological Seminary

Yet Jesus told us:

John 13:34: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Matthew 7:1: "Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

Luke 6:37: "Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.

Matthew 7:12: So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Meanwhile, the irrational prejudice promoted by some who claim to be Christians, continues to cause needless suffering and death, here and around the world.

“"Do Unto Others" ”

Since: Mar 13

Austin Texas

#5 Mar 12, 2013
NE Jade wrote:
I don't recall those lines from the movie, David. Did a blue eyed Jesus speak to you in a dream?
Nahhh.....He is just mixed up from that telephone pole he ran into on purpose when he tried to commit suicide and his wife left him and kept his kids away from him for unauthorized diddling!That's our Davy alright! LOL

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#6 Mar 12, 2013
When a religion teaches the only valid life for a gay person it celibacy and self denial, and then requires Priests to be celibate, it should be no surprise when gay people seek the only life the church tells them is open to them that doesn't require isolation and self loathing.

Since: Jun 11

AOL

#7 Mar 12, 2013
Jesus never uttered a word against same sex couples. Mistranslated and misinterpreted verses have been used to condemn gay people, ignoring the Golden Rule.

"What the Bible forbids is acts of lust, rape, idolatry, violation of religious purity obligations, or pederasty, but no condemnation of homosexuality in relationships of mutual respect and love. "On the other hand, the Bible pointedly celebrates instances of same-sex emotional intimacy, a fact often overlooked by fearful homophobic readers." James B. Nelson, Professor of Christian Ethics, United Theological Seminary
Rudy

Romania

#8 Mar 12, 2013
A Most Interesting Man wrote:
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No it doesn't,and there have been gays popes before! I mean after all Jesus was a gay "Man" himself! My,you don't sound very Christian to me! Do you ever think you'll actually follow what Jesus taught? Perhaps beginning with "Judge not"???
STFU $3 Bill.
God

San Francisco, CA

#9 Mar 12, 2013
Bill wrote:
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior.
No Christian church can ever 'affirm' what God condemns!
The Bible, as you know it, has been translated far too many times to be useful, especially the dumb-downed version you constantly quote. The truth is, I like gay people and condone all homosexual behavior.

Bigots like you, on the other hand, I find repulsive and worthy of condemnation. As you are not qualified to speak for me, I'll do it myself and thank you to STFU.
Wayne

United States

#10 Mar 12, 2013
I see that $3 Butt Boi Bill made up a new sock puppet to help him judge posts over and over again. Pathetic.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

33.00, -111.51

#12 Mar 12, 2013
Considering that the Roman Catholic Church is, and has been for centuries, the largest private gay club in the world, and the fact that it has had over 260 popes in the past 2000 years, it's certain that SOME of the popes were gay.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Mar 13, 2013
I wonder how much butt-sex is going on in the Sistine Chapel right now? Do they have a bunch of naked altar boys on standby for when the new pope is selected; party down ladies!

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#14 Mar 13, 2013
I did not realize so many of these old girls were over 80. Do they spend their time doing Carol Channing impersonations?
SLIF

Georgetown, Canada

#15 Mar 14, 2013
Bill wrote:
The Bible repeatedly condemns all homosexual behavior.
No Christian church can ever 'affirm' what God condemns!
Did you wait before marriage,and are you divorced?

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