There’s a preferred line conservative Christians wish to trot out, as they work to suppress the rights of others: Love the sinner however hate the sin. Pope Francis and the Vatican are huge followers of this Bible logic and the newest missive from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Religion, the group accountable upholding strict Catholic doctrine, reaffirms the sentiment by prohibiting same-sex marriages from being blessed by Catholic monks. The CDF’s stance just isn’t new or shocking. However considerably staggering is that, based on The Guardian, Francis himself signed off on the decree, regardless of the present popes repeated attempts at bringing his rainbow-colored sheep back into the flock (after which backtracking on those attempts.)
Within the Catholic religion, and in most conservative interpretations of Christianity, “gay acts” are thought-about an affront to God’s creation of human beings, with the aim of sustaining the earth’s inhabitants. This interpretation is wildly closed-minded and likewise casually overlooks the truth that the Bible actually says that people had been created to know and worship God (Ecclesiastes, Genesis) and never simply to bone till loss of life. However that’s neither right here nor there.
Similar-sex relationships disrupt this as a result of a number of thousand years in the past, when the books of the Bible had been written, these relationships couldn’t produce offspring. Fashionable science has made this argument totally irrelevant, but when there’s one factor organized religions love, it’s clinging to outdated shit.
So whereas the Catholic church, below the papacy of Francis, has opened its arms to the LGBTQ members, they’re alligator arms at greatest. LGBTQIA+ believers are welcome to pay their tithes and take part in practically all of the sacraments, so long as they don’t count on to have the fact of their lives acknowledged by the church. Appears like a terrific deal to me.