Wednesday, March 13, 2013

New Pope

As you must of heard by now the Vatican has a new Pope. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, a 76-year-old Argentinean has taken on the name Pope Francis. Now why does this pertain to the gay community? The pope is an incredibly influential figure in constructing the ideology of the over a billion people on this planet who identify as Catholic. Pope Francis' views on homosexuality coincide with the church's official stance on homosexuality. Francis has been recorded as saying that "same-sex marriage is a destructive act on God's plan" and that same-sex adoption is "discrimination against children." While this isn't big news as probably none of us expected a queer friendly pope I believe it is useful for us to know how one of the most powerful people on this planet views us. Here is the link to the full article

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