Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. pope Francis, commended James Martin, an American priest who is a champion of homosexual “rights” in the church PAUL FAITH/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
The Bible is exceedingly clear, without hesitation, without variance, without cloud or room for debate pertaining to the immorality, the sin, and abomination of homosexuality. Burning with lusts a man towards another man, or boy, a woman burning with lusts towards another woman, or girl. There is no ambiguity. No room for different viewpoints. A person either believes and lives with a Biblical viewpoint, living a Bible-centered life, or they believe and live according to the world and its lies, and the god of this world for a season, Satan, being their master rather than they serving the Lord.
Simple and clear and plain as that.
The Lord is returning one more time to this sin-filled earth. To subdue and defeat the nations, to establish His kingdom, and to separate the goats from the sheep. And there are only two herds on this earth. Either God’s, Christ’s, and the Holy Spirit’s fold, or the worlds. No others.
One will find eternal life in heaven.
The other herd will only find eternal death, pain, despair, pain, and suffering in the pit of hell for eternity.
The movements, the causes, the lies of this world are not worth the ransom one must pay to follow the world’s lies — ESPECIALLY WHEN CONSIDERING AND UNDERSTANDING THE RANSOM GOD PAID, CHRIST PAID in making possible salvation, grace, forgiveness, and eternal life afforded to those who will have but belief, faith, and follow and obey the Lord and His ways, His word…
Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a.k.a. pope Francis’ mixed message over homosexual “rights”
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
By Tony Kington, based in Rome
Reprinted from The Times (London)
The Pope has claimed that a priest working with the homosexual community is doing God’s work, pleasing liberal Catholics but provoking debate about his true stance after a Vatican decision to ban blessings for homosexual unions.
Francis commended James Martin, an American priest who is a champion of homosexual rights in the church, for his pastoral zeal and his “ability to be close to people, with the closeness that Jesus had, and which reflects the closeness of God”.
In a handwritten note to Martin, which was published by the Vatican, the Pope added: “I pray for your faithful, your ‘flock,’ and all those whom the Lord places in your care.”
Martin said that the Pope had not changed the church’s formal teaching on homosexual acts, which it considers “disordered” or unnatural, but had shifted the “conversation and the tone”.
He added: “When I read Francis’s letter to a lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender friend she started crying — so that in itself is a form of teaching.”
The Pope said: “Who am I to judge?” when asked about homosexuality in 2013, but since then church messaging has been mixed. Francis has faced opposition from conservative factions who are determined to safeguard traditional doctrine. In an interview last year, he urged the creation of civil union laws giving legal rights to same-sex couples, saying: “Homosexuals have a right to be a part of the family.”
Although he has drawn the line at approving homosexual marriages, his backing for homosexual civil unions flew in the face of opposition from his predecessors John Paul II and Benedict XVI. But in March this year the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the church’s top doctrinal office, ruled out blessing for homosexual unions, arguing that God “does not and cannot bless sin”.
The Vatican then this month joined a debate in Italy over the passing of a bill that would beef up penalties for homophobia. Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Briton who is the Holy See’s top diplomat, protested about the bill to the Italian government, giving voice to fears in the church that it could land Catholics in court for expressing their views on lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender issues.
With the letter to Martin the Pope is firmly backing the homosexual community again, and one Vatican insider said that he was signalling his unhappiness with the strong wording in the ban issued in March on blessings for homosexual unions. “He was pressured into it, he regrets it, and he is trying to rectify it with the letter,” the insider said.
By throwing his weight behind Martin’s outreach to homosexual Catholics, the Pope will ensure greater hostility from conservative Catholic bishops in the United States who are trying to exclude President Biden — a Roman Catholic — from communion because of his support for a woman’s right to choose an abortion.
“The Catholic community is more divided than I can describe,” Martin said. He added that dioceses varied wildly in their treatment of homosexual Catholics. “Last night I was at a mass in New York where the cantor said ‘Happy Gay Pride’ to the congregation, while in other dioceses lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, and transgender people are targeted by condemnation,” he said.
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