Liberals fantasize that Pope Francis is going to “modernize” the Catholic Church by throwing out traditional moral teachings, but the pontiff the other day let the world know in no uncertain terms that he is not approving of homosexuality or even modern feminism.
Taking on the world’s radical feminist and homosexual lobbies, Francis insisted that life is better when people recognize that women and men are fundamentally different and not interchangeable, according to a story by Thomas Williams at Breitbart.
George Orwell once wrote that in a world dominated by lies, telling the truth is an act of revolution. Francis seems to be leading the charge at Lexington.
The New York Times, which last week wrote in an op-ed that church leaders “must be made to take homosexuality off the sin list,” cannot be pleased with the pope today.
Liberals will hate that Francis set the bar about as high as it can go, saying that not only are male-female relationships the norm, but that traditional couples reflect God’s plan for the entire human race.
Referring to Genesis, the pope said, “Not only the man taken in himself is the image of God; not only the woman taken in herself is the image of God, but also man and woman together, as a couple: They are the image of God.”
Francis denied that there is any oppression inherent in male-female relations despite the differences between the sexes. Differences are “not for opposition, or subordination, but for communion and generation.”
He also nixed the idea of homosexual couples adopting: “Experience teaches us that to grow harmoniously the human being needs the reciprocity between man and woman. When it’s not there, we see the consequences. … Without the mutual enrichment in this relationship, the two cannot even fully understand what it means to be a man and woman.”
And it’s Francis with the full body slam.
I like this pope because he doesn’t mince words. There have been a few stories that made me raise my eyebrows, but for the most part those have been examples of far-left journalists taking advantage of the fact that the pope doesn’t speak English well.
So far, the pope’s speech is being ignored by the MSM, which shouldn’t be a surprise because it destroys the image they’ve tried to craft of Francis as some sort of Progressive.
Instead, Francis pinpointed “gender theory” as being at the heart of modern moral confusion, and the breakdown of male-female relationships as being one of the primary reasons for decreasing faith in God.
“I wonder whether the so-called theory of gender is not an expression of frustration and resignation, which tries to erase sexual differences because it doesn’t know how to handle them,” he mused. “… I wonder if the crisis of collective trust in God … (is) connected to the crisis of the covenant between man and woman.”
I think he hit a home run.
As many people have observed, the homosexual lobby, and radical feminism, seems to be less concerned with “rights,” oftentime, than it is with tearing down Christianity.
Francis has said that this is the time for “fearless proclamation” of the truth. Our national leaders need to heed his call.