Thursday, May 07, 2015

Pope Frankie: Still Anti-Gay

Look, it’s no secret I am not now, nor have I ever been, a fan of pope Frankie. Even before he became The Anointed One, I remember hearing all the things he said about The Gays and same-sex marriage.

Then he slipped into the Pope’s Red Prada’s and donned that fabulous hat and said, of The Gays, “Who am I to judge?” And the LGBT community — or at least some, perhaps many, in the community — praised him as the Gay Friendly Pope. But then he kept saying things against us … like now.

At the beginning of the year, pandering speaking to a conservative audience, Pope Frankie predicted that the "family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some [Hmmm, I wonder who?] to redefine the very institution of marriage, by relativism, by the culture of the ephemeral, by a lack of openness to life … These realities are increasingly under attack from powerful forces, which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation."

It was an oh-so-subtle attack on marriage equality.

And that’s now become one of his talking points, you know, the attack on marriage by simply asking for the right and privilege to get married. Frankie calls marriage — the one man and one woman kind — the “beauty of Christian marriage” and "an act of selfless love" and "that sacrament which builds up the community of the Church and society … Marriage has been inscribed in creation’s design by God, and, by his grace, countless Christian men and women have lived married life fully.
"When a man and a woman marry in the Lord, they participate in the missionary life of the Church, by living not only for themselves or their own family, but for all people. Therefore the life of the Church is enriched through every marriage which shows forth this beauty, and is impoverished when marriage is disfigured in any way."
Oops, there it is! Marriage, other than a Christian sacrament between a man and a woman ‘disfigures,’ according to Frankie, although he, like any politician or religious wingnut who claims that same-sex marriages harm traditional marriage, cannot produce one fact to support his claim.

He cannot bring forth one couple, any opposite-sex couple, who was married, and had their marriage harmed, or ‘disfigured’ because a couple of ‘mos tied the knot.

What he is doing, and let’s be queer, no matter how many times he mutters that isn’t judging anyone, that Pope Frankie is attacking all those same-sex couples who have either married or wish to marry.

He can smile that sweet little smile, and say that the Church should be more welcoming and less judgmental, and then he lobs another bomb on same-sex marriage. He is not The Gay Friendly Pope. He is just another in a long line of political leaders of the Catholic Church trying to placate The Gays while waging war against us.

And don’t forget that the next time he says something nice about us, because that’s part of his plan.
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Susan said...

I don't know about oh-so-subtle; sounds more like with-a-hammer! I am a raised Catholic and still think of myself as such, but the "church" and the Pope stopped being part of my belief system decades ago.

the dogs' mother said...

Took a close look at The Engineer today to see if he was ‘disfigured’ -
a little less hair but I think that is due to age...

the dogs' mother said...

Bob, well maybe God is mad at us --

BRYANT, Wash. (AP) — A magnitude 3.7 earthquake shook the ground north of Seattle early Thursday.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake at 1:42 a.m. was about 8 miles northeast of Bryant, in Snohomish County.

Ordered earthquake kits for the three chickens that are moving over to the coast this summer.

Bob Slatten said...

God's too busy watching TV to send earthquakes! That was probably just Pope Frankie stomping his Prada hiking boots!

Raybeard said...

I want to see his face when the result of the Irish referendum on the 22nd is announced - Ireland, until relatively recently that reliable hotbed of fervent, devout Catholicism now turning its back on 'The Holy Mother Church'. Oh, sorrow! (Tee hee!)

Btw: People of Ireland - Don't you DARE let us down.....or there'll be trouble, I warn you!

Helen Lashbrook said...

It's all right Raybeard Gay Byrne is on your case!

If marriage is so wonderful (and with the right person it is) why doesn't the Pope want to extend that joy to everyone? Wouldn't that be what Christ would want? I don't recall him demanding that everyone believe in him.

Master Markus said...

I swear, I hope the Christians are right, and Jesus is coming back, because that guy has some followers to explain himself to, it seems they missed the message.