The antipope goes on to say:“Who am I to judge gay people?” (July 29, 2013). And, on that same day he reaffirmed: “The Roman Catholic Church’s position that homosexual acts were sinful, but homosexual orientation was not (sinful).
DUH! The reference to these Scripture quotes (which follow), invalidates the antipope’s tendencies and erroneous “orientation” assertion. In fact, it’s every homosexual act in its materiality which is contrary to God’s Divine Will that’s manifested in the beginning, whether imposed or CONSENTED.
The antipope’s predecessor, antipope Benedict XVl, signed a document in 2005 that said men with deep-rooted homosexual tendencies should not be priests. Is this to say that it’s OK only if the roots are not deep-seated?
Antipope Francis was much more conciliatory, saying gay clergymen should be forgiven and their sins forgotten. But he left off what else must be done--which is--ATTRITION. The Catholic Church’s requirement for forgiving sins, and precisely the Words of Jesus: “…Go, and now SIN NO MORE”. (John 8:11) requires that the sinner must amend his ways. Did we hear or see the antipope use the word ATTRITION? Are we seeing pedophile priest lawsuits diminishing?
Here’s a quote from the Old Testament: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind, because it is an abomination”. (Leviticus 18:22)
Here are quotes from the New Testament: “For this cause (homosexuality) GOD DELIVERED THEM UP to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one toward another, men with men working which is FILTHY, and receiving the recompense which was due to their error.” (Romans 1:26-27).
“Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy. Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, BUT THEY ALSO THAT CONSENT TO THEM THAT DO THEM.” (Romans 1:32-32) (Emphasis added)
Isn’t this exactly the consent given to gay priests and the “favor of Civil Unions for homosexuals” given by antipope Francis in the year 2010, shown above?