Try not to cry on the keyboard when you read this. Some seemed very determined to inflict their sins on children. It’s just really, really sad that the liberal agenda, all the way around and more often than not, directly targets children. It really shouldn’t be surprising, though. There is much historical basis for targeting children in the destruction of a country. Why would anyone think this would change? We haven’t learned from history but are repeating it. When will we learn?
Emphasis from here on is mine.
Terry Weldon, who runs the blog Queering The Church, believes that Pope Francis’ “Amoris Laetitia” did not denounce gay parents in the 256-page document. While Weldon recognizes that the pope did reiterate his stand on gay marriage, it could be wrong to assume that this same stand also extends to same-sex parenting.
Amoris Laetitia, Gay Marriage and ‘Certain Stability’
Weldon boosted his argument by citing another passage from the pope’s message. “We need to acknowledge the great variety of family situations that can offer a certain stability,” wrote Pope Francis in the document. Weldon told Gay Star News that “certain stability” could also pertain to same-sex parenting and even gay adoption.
Hopes and wishes aren’t reality, Terry. You might live in a world… Scrap that! You definitely live in a world where science and reality have been suspended. The sad thing is that you can’t escape reality without injury.
I’m going to have to assume that Terry Weldon is hoping that people cannot Google. Either that or he can’t handle such an easy task himself. Regardless, he’s urging people to believe fantasy not backed by facts.
Let me help you, Terry. (Google, Terry, it’s a beautiful thing.) http://cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/pope-francis-against-gay-adoption-every-person-needs-male-father-and
…the Pope has rejected the idea of same-sex marriage as an “anthropological regression” and stressed that when it comes to adoption, “every person needs a male father and a female mother.”
“If there is a union of a private nature, there is neither a third party nor is society affected,” he writes. “Now, if the union is given the category of marriage and they are given adoption rights, there could be children affected.”
“Every person needs a male father and a female mother that can help them shape their identity,” says Pope Francis.
Explaining further, he says, “It is often argued that a child would be better cared for by a same-sex couple rather than in an orphanage or an institution. Those two situations are not optimal. The problem is that the State does not do what it has to do.”
“They should streamline the procedure of adoption, which are never-ending, so that these children can have a home,” says the pontiff. “One failure of the State does not justify another failure of the State. The underlying issue must be addressed. More than a marriage law so that people of the same sex can adopt, we have to improve the adoption laws, which are excessively bureaucratic and, in their current implementation, encourage corruption.”
In short, the Holy Father says not to add insult to the injury which is the adoption bureaucracy. Let’s not fail the children again by allowing same-sex couples to adopt. Let’s fix the system so that children can get what they need: a male father and a female mother who can properly help them to shape their identity.
And, Terry, here’s more from Google to disprove your silly pondering:
Pope not happy about the same-sex adoption proposal in Malta: http://world.time.com/2013/12/30/report-pope-francis-shocked-by-same-sex-adoption-proposal/
Pope Francis gave his blessing to a referendum that would ban marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples in Slovakia: http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Pope-Francis-blesses-ban-same-sex-couples/2015/02/04/id/622803/#ixzz46DcEw2fc
Pope’s comments (as Cardinal Bergoglio) on same-sex adoption: http://www.businessinsider.com/pope-francis-comments-on-gay-marriage-and-gay-adoption-2013-3
And then there’s this from the then-cardinal: http://www.catholichawaii.org/media/224245/bergoglio_to_carmelite_sisters.pdf
I write these lines to each of you who are in the four monasteries of Buenos Aires. The Argentine people will face, in the coming weeks, a situation whose outcome may gravely injure the family. This refers to the project of the law regarding marriage of persons of the same sex. What is at stake here is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of so many children who will be discriminated against in advance, depriving them of the human maturation that God wanted to be given with a father and a mother. At stake is the outright rejection of the law of God, engraved also in our hearts.
I remember a quote from St. Therese when talking about her childhood illness. She says that the envy of the Devil wanted deprive her family of the entrance to the Carmel of her older sister. Here also is the envy of the Devil, by which sin entered into the world, which cunningly seeks to destroy the image of God: man and woman receive the mandate to grow, multiply and subdue the earth. Do not be naive: it is not a simple political struggle; it is the destructive attempt toward God’s plan. It is not a mere legislative project (this is only the instrument) but a ”movement” of the father of lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God. Jesus tells us that to defend ourselves against this lying accuser, he will send us the Spirit of Truth.
So, Terry, no, it would not be wrong to assume that the Church’s “gay marriage” ban also extends to “gay adoption.” It would be wrong of you to assume that “certain stability” would ever include same-sex couples. As the Holy Father stated, that is “a ‘movement’ of the father of lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”