Did Pope REALLY Approve Same Gender Marriage?

Discussion in 'News / Current Events' started by righteousdude2, Mar 6, 2014.

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Catholicism and Same-Sex Issues ....

  1. The Vatican is moving closer to accepting gays ....

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  2. The Vatican is moving closer to acceting gay priests and nuns ...

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  3. There are already gay nuns ...

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  4. There are already gay priests ....

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  5. Same-sex marriage will be approved by the Vatican ....

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  6. If the Vatican approves Same-sex marriage, the church will split ...

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  7. The Vatican is just doing what we all should do: NOT JUDGE GAYS!

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  8. The Vatican can't stay Biblically sound by allowing gays into the fellowship!

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  9. The Vatican needs gays for financial reasons ....

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  10. The Catolics will fall to LGBT pressures ...

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  1. righteousdude2

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    Following the Pope's comments yesterday - http://time.com/131/pope-francis-willing-to-evaluate-civil-unions-but-no-embrace-of-gay-marriage/ - the internet broke out in a myriad of headlines and suppositions as to what the Pope did, or did not mean with his comments in the link above!

    REMEMBER: This is the same Pope who reminded the world that his papacy seeks to welcome gays, not to judge.

    So, with all the fallout still settling down around the world. I ask you to read his statements and be the judge as to whether or not the Catholic Church is one step closer to accepting gays inthe fellowship, and what this would mean tothe millions of faithful Catholics around the world?
     
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    The Catholic church is the same as all political parties that will take on any group of people that will increase their numbers. I believe it was for a reason that the last Pope stepped down or maybe was forced to step down, who knows. The retired Pope was to old main line conservative. I heard a non practicing Catholic man on the news say in a interview, the new Pope gave him hope and he would be attending mass more often. I think the Catholic church will go with the flow.
     
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    ANY real difference between aproving civil unions, but notmarruage, isn;t that real 'sematics?"
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    This is utterly ridiculous. No, the Catholic Church is not about to approve gay marriage. Speculating that it is is just plain ignorant.

    I'm getting sick and tired of the attitudes around this board. It's enough to make me puke. If some aren't denigrating gays and denouncing them as "unredeemable" then someone else is demonizing the pope and the Catholic Church. Yeah, the church has it's problems, and it's ancient doctrine is unbiblical in several places. But consecrate gay marriage? You're outta your ever-lovin' mind! The article you linked clearly indicates that is not what Francis said.
    He referred to states -- whether political subdivisions of nations, or the nations themselves, as considering recognition of civil unions for insurance and benefits purposes, NOT that the Catholic Church is about to affirm them.

    I'm outta here. I feel like I need a bath.

    And PS: Change your stupid poll. It doesn't have the only correct response there is: "The Catholic Church is not going to affirm civil unions or gay marriage."
     
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    why even recognise even civil unions then, as it seems the catholic is about to do, as there cannot be any "union" acceptable for recognition, correct?
     
  6. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    :BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead: :BangHead:

    Buy 'em books and buy 'em books, and all they do is eat the pages.

    Or, to put it another way: "A born-again turkey is still a turkey."
     
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  7. righteousdude2

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    Okay, here's to you.

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  8. Squire Robertsson

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    Who cares what Rome says? I'd say more but it would just be throwing gasoline on the fire.
     
  9. go2church

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    I guess it was too much read what the Pope actually said?
     
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    Celibacy has made for strange bedfellows. Remember: homosexuality is no longer abomination but rather an alternate lifestyle--not a spiritual sickness but a genetic aberration. Our friends in Rome have been offering strange sacrifices for more than 17 centuries. Why do we give them a possibility of credibility?

    We are re-enacting Sodom and Gomorrah. The volcanoes are growing restless(fire and brimstone). Remember Lot's wife.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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    This is NEWS so allowing it . . but if it veers into discussion on human sexuality, it will be shut down.

    Com'on people. Rule states "Please note that according to the Baptist Board User Agreement and/or BB Posting Rules no threads dealing with human sexuality will be allowed in an open public forum. If you feel the need to discuss any subject matter dealing with human sexuality the proper and only permissible place to do so is in either the BB Private Men's Forum or the BB Private Women's Forum depending on the gender of the person starting the thread."
     
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    :applause::applause::applause:
     
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    Who cares what Romes says? Over a billion Catholic Christians!

    Civil unions are on the state not the church (I'm from the USA where separation of church and state is a thing).

    If we bar all those who don't get to a pastor for a wedding from filing taxes together and owning common property, then common law marriage and heterosexual marriage in front of a magistrate must also be stopped.

    More correctly, in my political opinion, all pastors and priests should be stripped of their office of performing legally binding marriages. By doing this, the state cannot force a pastor to marry anyone, homosexual or otherwise.

    If you want to file taxes with someone and change your name, see a judge. If you want a sacramental union, see a priest. If you want both, then see both.

    Taxable status is something that should be equal for all adults. Sacramental status is between the believers and their churches/faith groups. Never the twain should meet.
     
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    Now there is an answer! :BangHead:
     
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    Don't know why more people can't see the logic of this.
     
  16. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    There is no logic to a post that supports something the pope didn't actually say.

    In Post #4, I proved that the pope did not even come close to "affirming" anything about civil unions or gay marriages, and isn't about to do so, and yet everyone continues blithely on as though they actually know what they're talking about.

    Feel free to be as wrong as y'all want. I need a break.
     

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