Pope Francis I Is No Fan Of Homosexuality, Abortion, Contraception, And Same-Sex Adoption
Pope Francis Is No Fan Of Homosexuality, Abortion, Contraception...
Previous popes have come under fire from political leaders for their conservative views on issues like same-sex marriage, homosexuality, and abortion — things which church teachings generally forbid. Bergoglio is reportedly considered among the most doctrinally conservative cardinals in Latin America.
On same-sex marriage: The new pope has called gay marraige “a scheme to destroy God’s plan” and “a real and dire anthropological throwback.” In 2010, he was a vocal opponent of the Argentinian government’s proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriage.
On homosexuality: Bergoglio is reportedly “unwaveringly orthodox” on such moral issues.
On abortion: He has rallied his clergy against the “culture of death” that is the pro-abortion movement.
On contraceptives: The new pope strongly opposed Argentinian President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner‘s efforts to distribute free contraceptives, likely seeing it as part of the aforementioned “culture of death.”
On same-sex adoption: Bergoglio has called it a form of discrimination against children.
So… just in case you loyal Mediaite readers didn’t already know: the pope is Catholic.
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