Pope Francis has been viewed with cautious optimism by LGBTQ groups because of his history of gay-friendly remarks like his statement published in 2020, that homosexuals are “part of the family” and that same-sex couples need a “civil union law.”
It’s unwise to bet on the Roman Catholic Church or practically any other organized religion to treat lesbians and gays as spiritual beings intrinsically worthy of all the blessings of God.
The hopes that after centuries of oppression, persecution and demonization of gays and lesbians that the Catholic Church would finally recognize, sanction and bless same-sex marriage were dashed by the Church’s statement, approved by Pope Francis, that the Church cannot bless same-sex marriages because it can’t bless sin.
The Catholic Church takes false pride in the pontiff’s statement that same-sex couples deserve a “civil union law”, but the LGBTQ community isn’t second-class in a legal or spiritual sense, and same-sex marriages deserve to be accepted by the legal and spiritual community everywhere in the world.
The Catholic Church is a misogynist, homophobic and patriarchal organization that condones pedophilia and protects pedophile priests, and enlightened and spiritual people shouldn’t be looking to them for what is blessed or not blessed by the Almighty.