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Pope Francis Endorses Same-Sex Civil Unions

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The Pope - but my heart is for Re-Union!
Yes, it is wonderful, an Act of Mercy and of Love, to our Gay Christian Brethren, for the Pope to have said that. Homosexuals are greatly loved by God. They are called by Him to chastity and holiness, just like the rest of us are. The Church cannot bless gay unions. She encourages us all to live in holiness, i.e. in committed matrimony or in celibacy/virginity etc according to one's own calling and state in life. This is Christ's Teaching as well.
 

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This article is written by Drew Goins, a gay journalist for Washington Post who points out that Pope Francis' recent full disclosure of the Roman Catholic Church position (unable to bless same sex unions) is helpful.
She shares her frustration as a college student being lured into the fellowship of a protestant church with vague promises of acceptance.

This is a very interesting article covering this topic:
 

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This is a very interesting article covering this topic:
Thank you for sharing this article.
I believe treating people with honesty and dignity requires speaking the truth in love.

People don't want to come to a Church that uses them as a pawn for pushing forward their own personal agenda. This author describes this process in his own life and those of his friends as they sought the Great Physician.
When Pope Francis made his statement that the Church cannot bless same sex unions as a marriage, he broke these chains of deception, false hope, and predatory behavior within the Church.
May many find healing. Lord, have mercy.
 

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When Pope Francis made his statement that the Church cannot bless same sex unions as a marriage, he broke these chains of deception, false hope, and predatory behavior within tthe Church.
On the contrary. The statement was issued by Ladaria, Pope Francis remains - in true peronistic fashion - unclear. This kind of two-faced underhanded approach feeding two narratives isn't something new on the Vatican's throne though.
 

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On the contrary. The statement was issued by Ladaria, Pope Francis remains - in true peronistic fashion - unclear. This kind of two-faced underhanded approach feeding two narratives isn't something new on the Vatican's throne though.
This kind of confusion destroys people.
 

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This kind of confusion destroys people.
With the ever-increasing visibility of the Orthodox Church this problem will get an elegant solution. Taking that into account I feel increasingly less sorry for them.
 

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What elegant solution?
 

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You Americans are just way too vulgar 😘
As they are wont to say at the corner bodega, "Deutschland über alles*."

*Germany above all
 

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As they are wont to say at the corner bodega, "Deutschland über alles*."

*Germany above all
I actually have a soft spot for the old Eastern German hymn as opposed to Hoffmann von Fallerslebens anti-monarchic operetta hymn:

 

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Hello, fellow ostalgie sufferer.

 
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