Pope Francis reaches out to gays, says he won't judge gay priests

Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn't judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip. Full Story
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Well

Bonham, TX

#1 Jul 29, 2013
As long as they don't have sex with adults, the pope doesn't mind.
polabo

Natchitoches, LA

#2 Jul 29, 2013
Its his duty to condemn the sin if not the sinner either way its a sad day--
Dan

Omaha, NE

#3 Jul 29, 2013
polabo wrote:
Its his duty to condemn the sin if not the sinner either way its a sad day--
Read carefully.

He's speaking plainly of the orientation, not the acts.
commenters

Knoxville, TN

#4 Jul 29, 2013
Well wrote:
As long as they don't have sex with adults, the pope doesn't mind.
Unfortunately, most gay men want sex with under age boys. Sad but true.
Walter

Columbus, GA

#5 Jul 29, 2013
Where the heterosexual celibate priest struggles with physical attraction with women,if he ever gives in to this he has relations with a woman.
Yet the homosexual celibate priest struggles with his physical attraction to men and if he ever gives in to it , he chooses pedophillia with boys. The recent scandals show this clearly.
The Worlds Biggest Lie

Cummington, MA

#6 Jul 29, 2013
An international pedophile ring exposed? Religion and depravity? Depravity being the wicked act? Children are the victims.
chisholm

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 29, 2013
Imagine, a Pope admitting that he doesn't have the right to judge people as if he were God!

This man is a dose of fresh air in the Papacy. May his reign be long and his reforms, many.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#8 Jul 29, 2013
Walter wrote:
(nothing worth repeating).
It's unfortunate that you don't know the truth about the abuse in the Catholic Church that their own independent investigation revealed. The vast majority of the abusers, even among those who victimized boys, heterosexual. But why let the facts get in the way of a hateful rant?
Walter

Columbus, GA

#9 Jul 29, 2013
Of about 3,000 reported cases of sexual misconduct among priests committed in the past 50 years, only 300, or 10 percent, of those cases involved true pedophiles. Pedophilia is psychologically classified as sexual attraction to prepubescent children, younger than 13.
Ninety percent of the reported abuse cases involved Roman Catholic priests classified as ephebophiles, those attracted to teens between 13 and 19. Of those reported cases, 60 percent were HOMOSEXUAL ABUSE and 30 percent heterosexual abuse, according to the 2004 John Jay Report commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Homosexuality is a disorder that tends to lead to more heinous disorders.
People cannot state the truth anymore unless it is PC. Its not hate, its the truth and will never hide the truth forever.
pope blows me

Hazleton, PA

#10 Jul 29, 2013
pope reaches out to nun with strap on.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#11 Jul 29, 2013
Walter wrote:
Of about 3,000 reported cases of sexual misconduct among priests committed in the past 50 years, only 300, or 10 percent, of those cases involved true pedophiles. Pedophilia is psychologically classified as sexual attraction to prepubescent children, younger than 13.
Ninety percent of the reported abuse cases involved Roman Catholic priests classified as ephebophiles, those attracted to teens between 13 and 19. Of those reported cases, 60 percent were HOMOSEXUAL ABUSE and 30 percent heterosexual abuse, according to the 2004 John Jay Report commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Homosexuality is a disorder that tends to lead to more heinous disorders.
People cannot state the truth anymore unless it is PC. Its not hate, its the truth and will never hide the truth forever.
Too bad you don't have any actual truth to offer in your largely plagiarized post. You and whatever source you ripped off obviously have yet to read the SECOND John Jay report examining the causes and context of the abuse. Less than 4% of abusers were pedophiles and just under 24% could be classified as ephebophiles, the remainder had victims both younger than 12 and older than 15. The majority of abusers identified as heterosexual, they were followed by those who said they were confused about their sexuality. The reason that the vast majority of victims were male was not because the perpetrators were homosexual, but because those were the kids they had access to. The primary thing that abusers had in common were psychological problems.

http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-...

Here's the report, careful you may learn something.

Since: Dec 10

Pensacola, FL

#12 Jul 29, 2013
All the pedophiles I read about were gay, thats why they went after boys.
Any man going after a 12-15 year old boy is homosexual.
hate

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Jul 29, 2013
Walter wrote:
.
is your disorder

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#14 Jul 29, 2013
Sadira Snape wrote:
(something so moronic it only deserves ridicule, not repeating)
Are you this flaming malinformed on every subject you offer your ugly opinion on, or is this level of ignorance something special just for us.

“Land of Entrapment”

Since: Mar 11

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#15 Jul 29, 2013
The Cult of Mary are not CHristians. Neither is the Pope a Deity. GOds WOrd Stands, regardless of how this cult has twisted and abused it throughout the ages.
Of course they are changing course. Most of them are Gay and Pedophiles. Doh!
Next they will ease into justifying inter generational relationships to justify their rape of altar boys.
Jesus, Y'shua, Messiah, sets one free and cleansed.
Salvation comes thru the Jews, not the VATICAN. The have a billion dollars missing from their bank. Used for bribes. The DOctrine of this CUlt enslaves with guilt, false deities, paganism, idolatry, all the things Jehovah hates. The fruit of Catholicism is Bribery,Pedophilia and Genocides across the GLobe.
Turn from a fake religion to a REAL RElationship with G-d thru Messiah. Not thru human beings, as his mother was.
Bondage and tradition are what this cult offers. Christ sets one free and trampled tradition in many ways.

“Land of Entrapment”

Since: Mar 11

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#16 Jul 29, 2013
Leviticus 18:22
ďDo not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin.
Leviticus 18:21-23 (in Context) Leviticus 18 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
Leviticus 20:13
ďIf a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense.
Leviticus 20:12-14 (in Context) Leviticus 20 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
1 Corinthians 6:9
Donít you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Donít fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality,
1 Corinthians 6:8-10 (in Context) 1 Corinthians 6 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
1 Timothy 1:10
The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching
1 Timothy 1:9-11 (in Context) 1 Timothy 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
Results from Gospel.co

Wonder what the Poop does with Scripture? Fake god on Earth. Speaker fro the largest cult of Satan on the Planet. Followed by Islam.

Since: Mar 11

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#17 Jul 29, 2013
fr commenters:

>Unfortunately, most gay men want sex with under age boys. Sad but true.<

No, that is NOT true. Get the true FACTS about GLBT's, please. You will look much less foolish then.
News 1

Cummington, MA

#18 Jul 29, 2013
chisholm wrote:
Imagine, a Pope admitting that he doesn't have the right to judge people as if he were God!
This man is a dose of fresh air in the Papacy. May his reign be long and his reforms, many.
Fresh air and anal aren't a common factor.

Since: Feb 12

Mystic, CT

#19 Jul 29, 2013
I know that all homosexuals are not pedophiles but to say that pedophiles are not also homosexual is ridiculous.
If a man is lusting after a teenage boy he is most definitely a homosexual.
I agree with the previous poster in that there is too much political correctness when it comes to homosexuals and this who child abuse problem.
To say that homosexuals are somehow immune to these depravities is simply erroneous.
Quit the knee jerk reactions in calling hate and discuss like a grown up.

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#20 Jul 29, 2013
lrony wrote:
I know that all homosexuals are not pedophiles but to say that pedophiles are not also homosexual is ridiculous.
Of course there are homosexuals who are afflicted with pedophilia, but the reality is that they are no more common among us than they are among heterosexuals. Something you should probably know about the condition, the paraphilia doesn't always reflect the person's adult sexual orientation. The vast majority of men who sexually abuse boys, heterosexual.

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