Tuesday, June 28, 2016

As if on cue

Catholic gay rights groups have come out and told Pope Francis than an apology is not enough.  Of course those close to Pope Francis are saying he isn't a liberal, he simply wants the Church open to all people.  Though it's worth noting that he must have high regard for the emotional fortitude of Capitalists, global warming skeptics, and citizens concerned about unrestricted immigration.  He doesn't pull any punches there.  I can only assume he has faith in those groups' abilities to hang tough and hang around.

Anyway, the article interviews gay rights activists who do what they always do: Insist that it won't be fine until the Church changes its teachings regarding  homosexuality.  Again, with liberalism there is no compromise.  These movements don't see what they believe as just their opinion.  No Plymouth Puritan or Spanish Inquisitor was ever more sure of a righteous cause that most progressive movements today.  Anything less than total submission to the new morality and it's still bigotry.  It's still hate.  It's still evil.

Exactly what Pope Francis will do remains to be seen.  Despite it all, I don't see him trying to change the Church's teachings on the subject.  As I said some time ago, I think there are those who are hoping that if he doesn't change the teachings, he nonetheless will fashion the Church in such a way that he doesn't have to, and not conforming to the Church's teachings on homosexuality will be as important as not conforming to its teachings on crossbows.

Others, I can't help but guess, see Pope Francis as the great Pope Moses, leading the Church to the promised land.  He won't ever go there himself, but he will lead the Church to such a point that, in the not too distant future, others will rise and take the Church across the Jordan and finally into that liberal paradise that so many have desired for so long.  I don't know.  We can only wait and see.

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