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  1. Eggsy
    April 10, 2016

    First of all, unjust discrimination? So there are cases where discrimination of lgbt people can be just. OK. Talk about church-sanctioned discrimination. But this shouldn’t be a surprise, though, I mean it’s the church. Never in the history of their crusades and inquisitions have they been known to be welcoming and anything less than bigoted.

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  2. Mandy
    April 10, 2016

    I saw on twitter some tweeps arguing that the Pope should be all in or not at all. Either give full acceptance or be clearly antigay. I disagree with that sentiment. Pope Francis is doing a fairly good job of making the LGBT inclusive in an institution that’d rather keep us out in the cold. He can’t simply overhaul the system at a go.

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  3. ambivalentone
    April 10, 2016

    Oh wow! ‘pastoral guidance’, ‘God’s will’…look ppl, its therapy for the gays

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  4. Django
    April 10, 2016

    What can I say? The Pope is after all, human, and frankly, IDGAF about that dude. To the Catholics/Christians in the house, how y’all doing today?

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  5. Geeluv
    April 10, 2016

    Exactly…. @ Mandy. That’s how I see it too.

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  6. Dimkpa
    April 10, 2016

    I think it is too much to ask of him to come all out in support of LGBT community or affirm it in any way. First of all he is the Pope, the head of the church which has a doctrine based on the Bible. Secondly he is not a dictator, much as he is the Pope, I doubt he can make such pronouncements on his own. He would face opposition from his parliament if he tried. In my opinion he has already done a lot by saying the things earlier attributed to him.

    He also encourages people talk to their clergy and was quite realistic in saying that “They may not always encounter in them a confirmation of their own ideas or desires, but they will surely receive some light to help them better understand their situation and discover a path to personal growth”, which in my opinion is a way of saying don’t expect everyone to understand. Though given the number of priests that have affinity for young boys, I think they pretty much understand already.

    That said statements like theveryone one about ideologies “that promote a personal identity and emotional intimacy radically separated from the biological difference between male and female” shows a very limited idea of the subject tried to use to promote their stance.

    I know he wields influence and all but I just hope people will think and live for themselves and not wait for a fellow human to say something is right before we live our authentic lives. That is the way that these men in their robes would eventually be relegated to insignificance like they should be.

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  7. J0j0
    April 10, 2016

    How would they expect full acceptance? he said exactly what he should say… he encouraged acceptance! and his making his speech based on the doctrine of what his under..

    If he accepts the LGBT community openly, the catholic community would have a lot to loose… am not disappointed…

    Via Pinky there’s no post wishing we potential
    mother’s happy Uka NNE?

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  8. Delle
    April 10, 2016

    Oh well, was I expecting him to say otherwise? Nope. I didn’t think he would sanction gay marriage (even old men want to live longer). You know what? Marriage isn’t all that there is. They can go on with all this talks about same-sex marriage being abominable and what have you, it doesn’t change me. Many gay men I know are not even up for the marriage thingy so let’s not get carried away. I just want my rights as an individual accorded to me irrespective of my sexuality. Period.

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  9. Mr. Anonymous
    April 10, 2016

    O actually just want to compliment everyone posting here today. I was expecting a lot more vitriol in typical KD fashion whenever religion comes up. We seem to have a come a long way. Kudos.

    Oh and happy Uka nne to the mothers or potential mothers in the house ???

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