Pope distinguishes between homosexual orientation, gay lobby

July 30, 2013 – Despite some misleading reporting in the media, Pope Francis’ recent remarks to the press about sexual orientation were in keeping with traditional Church teaching. Here is the best report we have seen about the press conference:

VATICAN CITY, CWN, July 29, 2013 – Pope Francis has said that he does not judge homosexuals, including homosexual priests. “If they accept the Lord and have good will, who am I to judge them?” the Pope said.

The Pope added that a homosexual orientation “is not the problem.” He called for charitable treatment of homosexuals, saying that they should not be marginalized.

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