A Pope For The Lavender Mafia

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Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts ponders the Pope’s call for Catholics to apologize to gays.

 

And it is us.  Not that there is anything wrong with the occasional sermon that looks out on the congregation and proclaims ‘thou art the man!’  You can’t spend your life pointing out the window and condemning all those sinners out there.  The problem is, again, you have Pope Francis echoing that modern Catholic tendency of wanting to embrace almost everything to do with the modern, post-Christian secular progressive world view … but with Jesus.

The idea that Christians are the mischief when it comes to homosexuals is well known, and almost universally embraced, by the modern Left.  Just look at Orlando and who our popular culture ended up blaming.  And once again, Pope Francis steps in and echoes that same narrative, despite the fact that ten years after becoming Catholic, I have yet to hear a homily that even mentioned homosexuality.  He doesn’t seem to differentiate.  He simply says we Catholics must apologize.

True, he doesn’t condone homosexuality.  He already has made it clear that technically the Church still teaches that homosexuality is at least not compatible with God’s vision for marriage.  But apart from that, his take on the subject and the take I hear from Dr. Drew are about the same.  It’s certainly nothing I won’t hear on MSNBC, CNN, or the Huffington Post; several of which were cheering and celebrating the Pope’s words this morning.  I also understand that he included other groups in there as well.  But let’s face it, what will the modern world focus on, thanks to his choice of words? 

I realize that Jesus reached out to prostitutes and sinners.  I realize that he went after the Pharisees and Scribes.  I get that.  I understand that Christians are never perfect and can do with the occasional kick in the pants.  But Pope Francis is not Jesus.  The Catholic Church is not the Sanhedrin and Catholics are not just a bunch of Scribes and Pharisees.  And the forces arrayed against the Church today, using all powers and abilities to assault the Church, lead astray its followers, and assail the fundamental truths of the Gospel, are not the woman caught in adultery.  

If Jesus praised the Roman Centurion’s faith, at no point did he stand alongside the Roman legions, look out among his imperfect disciples, and say to the Romans, “Let’s get’em!”  Perhaps the reason was that to do so might have given the Romans a flawed understanding of the Kingdom.  It might have presented an idea that, as long as I’m not like those sinful Jew disciples over there, I must be pretty awesome where I stand, in the pagan empire, venerating Caesar, indulging in the Roman lust for conquest.  I don’t know.  Just speculation on my part.  I simply know there’s something off kilter about Pope Francis’ continued railing against the Church in a manner almost in lockstep with perhaps the greatest heresy to challenge the Faith since Arianism, even if technically there’s nothing wrong with what he’s saying.

As an aside.  My boys asked, when they heard this, if Pope Francis was calling on Gays to forgive Catholics.  I don’t know.  I’ve not heard.  Perhaps he has.  If so, the press hasn’t reported it.  If not, then I wonder why.  

Go here to comment.  Why the Pope does this is because the leftist views of the man are an essential part of him.  He views the World and the Faith largely through the eyes of the secular leftist culture.  Gays are near the pinnacle of the left’s approved victim list.  Catholics are near the top of the left’s approved oppressor list.  Thus Catholics of course must apologize to gays.  It doesn’t help that the Vatican lavender mafia, a group whose existence the Pope conceded early in his pontificate, go here to read about it, is an important factor in this papacy.  At the time that he mentioned the gay lobby in the Vatican, the Pope said he would have to see what he could do about it.  From all the signs, the Pope decided to make an ally of it.  Faithful Catholics might as well assume that Pope Francis has decided that they are the enemy and pray that he have a change of heart or that his reign be a brief and ultimately forgotten one.

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2 Comments

  1. ” It doesn’t help that the Vatican lavender mafia, a group whose existence the Pope conceded early in his pontificate, go here to read about it, is an important factor in this papacy. At the time that he mentioned the gay lobby in the Vatican, the Pope said he would have to see what he could do about it. ”

    I recall that as well which is one of many pieces of evidence informing us of the Pope’s ideological preference over the theological.

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