2:08 pm - 09/19/2013

Pope Francis Is Okay With Gays And Says The Church Should Be Too

Hell may have officially frozen over.

In an interview with La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit magazine, released earlier this morning, Pope Francis urged followers to make the Catholic Church a more merciful and welcoming place for all. Then he issued a warning: If the church neglects to find a “new balance” regarding gays, abortion, and contraception, its moral foundation will “fall like a house of cards.”

Said his holiness: “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage, and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible. The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”

He continued by saying that some members of the church have become “obsessed” with these issues. “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things,” he lamented, “in small-minded rules.”

But this isn’t the first time Pope Francis has sent shockwaves through the Catholic Church in regards to his thoughts on homosexuality.

Two months ago, he caused a stir during an inflight news conference when he was asked about gay priests. “Who am I to judge?” he replied. Then he added: “As long as they are searching for God and have good will.”

Francis noted in his latest interview that he was merely repeating a church teaching.

He continued: “A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me: when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?’”

“This church with which we should be thinking is the home of all,” he said, “not a small chapel that can hold only a small group of selected people.”

We never thought we’d say this, but… Amen!


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fight4thislove 19th-Sep-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)

Did i read that correctly!?
vivalakeyana 19th-Sep-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
Lmao mte.
anchellada 19th-Sep-2013 06:45 pm (UTC)
LMAO i love this gif
zephyrkist 19th-Sep-2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
My boyfriend is obsessed with Big Ang all of the sudden. I must have watched a full hour of Youtube videos of her yesterday. I can't believe she's real.
taylorniw 19th-Sep-2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
Big Ang is a goddess, tbh.
aeronrosk93 19th-Sep-2013 06:52 pm (UTC)
lmao ilh
ectypes 19th-Sep-2013 07:23 pm (UTC)
if people actually chose to READ anything about catholic apologetics (this goes for most catholics, too), they would know that catholicism does not condemn gay people/there's nothing wrong with being gay. they just think they should be celibate, because only married people can have sex, and only a man and a woman can be married.

so. yeah.
moneeypenny 21st-Sep-2013 02:02 am (UTC)
excellent gif usage lmao
dumpweeds 19th-Sep-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
that's nice I guess but I still hate catholicism
myselfdestruct 19th-Sep-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
OP you are perfect and that GIF is flawless. One of my favorite movies ever.
wonderwomanhero 19th-Sep-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
pillsburydoughb 19th-Sep-2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
lol what skit is this from.
myselfdestruct 19th-Sep-2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
Glorious. I need them in a movie again together now.
peddlestools 19th-Sep-2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
la_fours 19th-Sep-2013 07:07 pm (UTC)
I love Maya and her body rolls.
hauntao 19th-Sep-2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
seriously, I need more Clue gifs!
hemsworth 19th-Sep-2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
IA i love seeing clue gifs on here
robintheshrew 20th-Sep-2013 02:42 am (UTC)
Have you seen the Buzzfeed article that explains why Clue is amazing?
batty_gal 19th-Sep-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Holy shit.
maishi_obuki 19th-Sep-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
He's a Jesuit
He isn't going to be listen to by his cardinals.

goldengal1193 19th-Sep-2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Saw this on the news this morning.
urbasicbye 19th-Sep-2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Let me settle in here nice and comfortable. 
shesceltic 19th-Sep-2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
this is such a huge fucking deal, i'm such a giddy catholic today omfg
baglady25 19th-Sep-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
I agree!
the_margie 19th-Sep-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
leasheinyoface 19th-Sep-2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
maybejessmaybe 19th-Sep-2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
yawp. new pope is awesome!
scarletidiocy 19th-Sep-2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
daisyazul 19th-Sep-2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
me toooooooooo
maggielizabeth 19th-Sep-2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
This makes me feel better about going through my confirmation classes :)
shesceltic 19th-Sep-2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3
voodooizer 19th-Sep-2013 06:41 pm (UTC)
me too!
forevertiffanys 19th-Sep-2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Me too!
poison20 19th-Sep-2013 09:53 pm (UTC)
Yup same
agatharuncible 20th-Sep-2013 02:57 am (UTC)
I'm not even a Catholic anymore but as soon as I heard these news I knew I'd be looking for this post here on ONTD.
celtic_thistle 20th-Sep-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
I'm a recovering Catholic and ia
robotpotatoes 19th-Sep-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)

backincharge 19th-Sep-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
I hope they have heaters and blankets down in hell.
goldengal1193 19th-Sep-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
batty_gal 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
The Devil is knitting everyone sweaters from his anal hair as we speak.
robotpotatoes 19th-Sep-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
i cannot with this imagery maam
rubberplimpy 19th-Sep-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
lmao wat
jeuxdemaux 19th-Sep-2013 06:21 pm (UTC)
wonderwomanhero 19th-Sep-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Those are reserved exclusively for Pat Robertson, Victoria Jackson, and Westboro.
walker_sarah 19th-Sep-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
fancycarousel 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
superdogbiter 19th-Sep-2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
johnyoung524 19th-Sep-2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
I swear hell just froze over.
saintssin 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Some small town GOP senators just collectively grabbed their bibles out of their sex drawers and cried that dark days are officially among us.
manubibi 19th-Sep-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
but do people in the US actually care about the Pope?
logan_lerman 19th-Sep-2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
saintssin 19th-Sep-2013 06:26 pm (UTC)
In my experience, yes. But even if the pope isn't in our daily vocabulary, the GOP is obsessed with the guy. This is like having your president turn against you.
blacktinbox 19th-Sep-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
yes.....there are Catholics here.
wizard_alien 19th-Sep-2013 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well we do have Catholics here you know... we even once had a Catholic president!!
aeronrosk93 19th-Sep-2013 07:08 pm (UTC)
yeah, but definitely not more than europe as a whole
wonderwomanhero 19th-Sep-2013 06:24 pm (UTC)
frozenish 19th-Sep-2013 06:39 pm (UTC)
lbr most of those guys are Protestants who don't have any time for papistry and Mariolaters, anyway.
sastra_fuss 19th-Sep-2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
I doubt they're Catholics
freeze_i_say 20th-Sep-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
lol quite literally mte although the awesome imagery is all yours
dynamite_state 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Settling here.
sexyvegeta 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
bless his light
baboona 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.

fake hateful bitch
goldengal1193 19th-Sep-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
'Progress', is the word of the day.
shesceltic 19th-Sep-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
rome wasn't built in a day bruh
sexyvegeta 19th-Sep-2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
baby steps are good.
rare_lj 19th-Sep-2013 06:49 pm (UTC)
ikr? Everyone's so happy, but so much is controlled by this guy's church so fuck his little baby step
diamond_dust06 19th-Sep-2013 07:46 pm (UTC)
IA, Loki and Leah. We've been told to be happy with baby steps for how long now? Sorry, nhf these crumbs.
fancycarousel 19th-Sep-2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
this bait
wonderwomanhero 19th-Sep-2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
speaking of bait....you never got back to me on tumblr lol
fancycarousel 20th-Sep-2013 04:09 am (UTC)
oh shit...

okay ill follow back lol
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