The Pope is Throwing Gay's A Bone But How Rotten Is It?
The Pope has come out saying "Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord? You can't marginalize these people." And yet that is exactly what he does when he says that homosexual acts are sinful. The Pope goes on to say that "... they should not be marginalized because of this but that they must be integrated into society."
Exactly what does the Pope mean when he says they should be integrated into society and that homosexual acts are sinful? He wants homosexuals to be like everyone else. It's not okay for homosexual men to continue having sex with other men. The Pope is not okay with gay marriage or gay families adopting children. This isn't a blanket okay for gay people. The Pope is acknowledging a problem inside the church and trying to camouflage it, inciting people to believe the Catholic Church doesn't have a problem with gay people.
Later, the Pope goes on to say that lobbying this orientation is wrong. "The problem is not having this orientation. We must be brothers. The problem is lobbying by this orientation, or lobbies of greedy people, political lobbies, Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the worse problem." What does that mean? To lobby is to influence the government to change. So he wants us, the people to sit down and shut up. You aren't supposed to bring up the "gay agenda" again. You aren't supposed to ask questions or request special treatment, like gay marriage.
Gay's are supposed to be integrated into society, live their lives exactly as straights, which means no gay sex, and stop asking for things like gay marriage.
This is ridiculous. Pope Francis is marginalizing gay men and women, telling them that they aren't going to hell if they have homosexual thoughts but only if they act on them. If they want a marriage, get a straight marriage because they are supposed to be integrated into society. In practice, this is no different than what the church said before. Gay men and women aren't allowed to have relationships according to the Catholic Church and gay men and women need to stop asking to have equality, integrate with society and stop being gay. People see Pope Francis's statement as a win, but it's a total failure, disguised with pretty words to make people feel better.