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Pope says he won't judge gay priests

TRNT 35,608 July 29, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Pope says he won't judge gay priests

ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT (AP) - 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. "If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?" Francis asked.

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I think this is a remarkable turn of event. I hope this is the beginning of the end. Sexuality is a private matter and should not be used to deny anyone any rights.


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Pope Francis Suspends 'Bishop of Bling'

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So a bishop spend 40 mill on his private residence and pope suspends the bishop.

I know this is a bit off-topic (did not want to start a new thread) but I am loving this pope.


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Pope Francis today suspended the free spending German Bishop Franz Peter Tebartz-van Elst -- known derisively as Bishop Deluxe or the Bishop of Bling -- and ordered him to vacate the Diocese of Limburg, at least temporarily.

The pope, who has declined to live in the Vatican's opulent papal residence, has been urging prelates to adopt a more humble lifestyle and today's actions were the strongest yet to reenforce that message.

The pope's decision was released in a short statement from the Vatican press office stating that the actions of the bishop had created a situation "where in the present moment he cannot exercise his Episcopal ministry."

"Pending the results of this examination and the related investigations on the responsibilities in this regard, the Holy See considers it appropriate to authorize Bishop Franz -Peter Tebartz-van Elst a period of stay outside the Diocese," the statement said.

The pope's decision to expel the "Bishop of Bling" – as he has been dubbed in the international media – takes effect immediately.

A final decision on the future of the big spending priest will be determined only after the German Bishop Conference has finished a detailed report on the cost of the construction remodelling of the bishop's official residence. The pope was reportedly told last week that the final costs may reach $55 million, $13 million over the already substantial price tag.
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Orientation may not be a choice, but actions are choices.
Worshipping a misogynist, homophobic, hatemongering bigoted middle eastern tribal deity is a choice. One's sexual orientation and desire to act upon them is not.

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For completeness of your argument, what if God is not OK with it?
She created the universe; I'm pretty sure if she didn't want gays in it, there wouldn't be any.
Nor would she rely on a collection of scrolls authored by bronze age goatherders to let the world (or universe) know of her desires and displeasures.

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RE: Pope says he won't judge gay priests

he's behind them all the way?
Nah, just the boys.
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Last edited by Syrinx2112 October 25, 2013 at 11:42 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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