I get it now - you'd rather leave out pertinent information related to the Pope, to lead others astray, instead of allowing people to make their own opinion of the words the Pope uses....<quoted text>
Pope Francis excommunicated a priest for promoting homosexual marriage. He didn't advocate for homosexuality as you suggest. What he said is in perfect compliance with church teaching. The church reaches out to homosexuals with love and compassion as the apostles did to repent of their way. It offers support and encouragement to refrain from acting out homosexual desires. It seeks to offer comfort in Christ who can strengthen them beyond fleshly desires. All fall short of the Glory of God, but Pope Francis is not saying to hate them because they have struggles. You cannot reach someone if you cannot dialogue with them. In context he was talking about people who with a sincere heart and desire seek to do the will of God. However he is not saying its good, proper or that the church welcomes defiance of its teachings If you wish to twist what was said to conform to your self value as many in the secular media did then so be it, but it is not what he said. Many were in a huff when the Pope took action contrary to the false position you stated inserting what you wish to believe, because it never existed. However it does magnify your severe ignorance of the churches position. If they refuse to adhere to the church and try to force it to change to conform to their values and perceptions then they are not in communion with the church. Actions speak much louder than words and Pope Francis spoke loudly with his action against a defiant priest.
But thank you for yet again showing you have no clue what you are talking about. Your perfect record is in tact.
"In 2011, Reynolds left the Church to form his own church, called Inclusive Catholics, and he expected the Church to defrock him, but not excommunicate him. Even so, he stated it made no difference to him or his ministry.
"In times past excommunication was a huge thing, but today the hierarchy have lost such trust and respect," he said.
"I've come to this position because I've followed my conscience on women's ordination and gay marriage."
Days ago, the Pope also told atheists to follow their conscience, but the excommunication of a priest following his conscience contradicts his statements concerning following one’s conscience.
"Days ago, the Pope also told atheists to follow their conscience, but the excommunication of a priest following his conscience contradicts his statements concerning following one’s conscience."
Why do you try to continue to hate others because of sexual orientation when in fact, it has nothing to do with you or your lifestyle?