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The new pope: single mothers are ok, but gay adoption is discriminating against the child

Too progressive, not progressive enough? As well as can be expected for a church that outlaws birth control?

(for those who've missed the Twitter flood - Bergoglio is the new Pope Francis I)

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 3:28 PM on Mar. 13, 2013 in Religious Debate

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  • So much for an open minded Pope!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    older

    Answer by older at 3:36 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Those damn Catholics.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Those damn Catholics.

    Those damn bigoted anons.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 3:37 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Those damn bigoted non-anons.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:39 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Until there is a 35 year old pope the church will remain stagnant and waning. Doesn't matter that he's a Jesuit or from Argentina.

    Meet the new pope....same as the old pope.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:41 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • this one more open minded than many others that could have been


    *good luck to him



    **a.k.a. prays for him
    fiatpax

    Answer by fiatpax at 3:42 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • Meet the new pope....same as the old pope.

    The single mother thing is actually a pretty big deal - sex outside marriage isn't quite as big a deal as homosexuality, but it's a mortal sin. Divorce is immoral and against natural law. Unless the single mother is widowed, or they went as far as having the marriage annulled, it considers all single mothers to be bad human beings, period. Or at least it did - that might change now.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 3:45 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • I think it's a step forward, not leaps and bounds, but going forward nonetheless.
    mommy_jules

    Answer by mommy_jules at 3:51 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • "Or at least it did - that might change now"

    It might but I wouldn't hold my breath. It's hard to have a lot of confidence in a man who stated (with regard to gay marriage)

    "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God."

    Seems a little duplicitious to speak those words out of one side of your mouth and then encourage "respect" toward the gay community out of the other
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 3:58 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

  • "Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
    *************************
    what a prick.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:31 PM on Mar. 13, 2013

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