“Pope Francis has declared support for civil unions for same-sex couples for the first time, according to the Catholic News Agency.
The Pope made the historic remarks in a new documentary film, ‘Francesco,’ which was released in Rome on Wednesday.
‘Homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be made miserable over it,’ the Pope said in the film, the Catholic News Agency reported.
‘What we have to create is a civil union law. That way they are legally covered,’ the Pope said.”
I’m glad that the leader of the historically homophobic Catholic Church has finally declared his support for civil unions for same-sex couples. The pontiff has suggested in past interviews that he isn’t against civil unions, but this is the first that that he has explicitly supported same-sex civil unions.
The pope argues that homosexual people have a right to be in a family. He states that they’re children of God and have a right to a family. Damn Skippy, they are the children of God, not the step-children of God, and they shouldn’t be treated like second-class citizens. The pope should advocate for gays and lesbians to have the right to marry, just like their heterosexual brothers and sisters in the faith.
The pope should also declare that priests should have the right to marry, whether it’s to a fellow priest, a sister or anybody else.
I’m not a Catholic, and I think organized religions are the greatest threat to democracy and liberty, but unfortunately millions of people around the world live their lives according to the dictates of the Catholic Church, and that’s why I wish the Church would join the 21st century and treat gays and lesbians with dignity and respect.