New Pope has a history of anti-gay rhetoric
New York, NY- "By electing Jorge Bergoglio to be Pope, the Catholic Church has renewed their commitment to oppose equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people," Andre Banks said. “Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I, has a long history of opposing equality for gays and lesbians in Argentina.”
Then Jorge Bergoglio called marriage for gays and lesbians, “a lie aimed at confusing and fooling the children of God.” He also referred to marriage for gays and lesbians as, “a destructive pretension against the plan of God.”
He also reportedly argued that adoption by gay parents discriminated against children.
“I along with fellow Catholics around the world hoped the Church was ready to send a signal that they were ready to stop attacking our families,” Joe Mirabella, Director of Campaigns for All Out said. “Sadly, with the election of Jorge Begoglio the Church has demonstrated they remain out of touch with the flock. LGBT people and our allies are not likely to find a friend in Pope Francis I.”
“The Catholic flock around the world have been pushing their leaders to reform and modernize the Church,” Andre Banks said, “They are going to have to push even harder now that their leaders have shown they are not listening to their call to include LGBT people as full and open members of the church.
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