IN the midst of the campaign to paint Pope Francis as a liberal icon no words have been used as a weapon than the phrase: “Who am I to judge?” when referring to gay people.
Of course our friends on the left take the phrase is taken out of context because if you include the whole thing he said:
“A gay person who is seeking God, who is of good will — well, who am I to judge him?” the pope said. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains this very well. It says one must not marginalize these persons, they must be integrated into society. The problem isn’t this (homosexual) orientation — we must be like brothers and sisters. The problem is something else, the problem is lobbying either for this orientation or a political lobby or a Masonic lobby.”
then it becomes impossible to spin this as support for gay culture, gay marriage or as a trick to pull some conservatives away from the church.
Well this week the Slovakians went to the poll to affirm an already existing ban on Gay marriage & adoption in their constitution and our liberal friends are in full spin mode:
Votes counted from 87.23% of the central European country’s voting districts showed turnout of just 21.07%, the statistics office said, far from the legal limit and well below expectations.
It makes sense of course that the left is crowing about people not turning out enmasse on a single issue referendum meant to affirm a law already on the books, after all if you have no prayer of actually wining a vote you can take pretend that those who didn’t vote are with you. Brut while the media plays the low turnout on a single issue referendum they don’t speak much about the results:
Around 90% of those who took part in the vote said yes to the referendum’s three questions: whether marriage can only be a union of a man and a woman, whether same-sex couples should be banned from adoptions, and whether children can skip classes involving education on sex and euthanasia.
Yes you read that right 90% of the population voted against, but that’s not news and apparently neither is this:
Pope Francis offered his support this week to pro-family Slovaks who have championed a referendum this Saturday to outlaw “gay marriage” and adoption of children by same-sex partners.
In his weekly general audience on Wednesday, during the section where the pope normally greets different nationalities, Francis said, “I greet the pilgrims from Slovakia and, through them, I wish to express my appreciation to the entire Slovak church, encouraging everyone to continue their efforts in defense of the family, the vital cell of society.”
In his address, the pope continued his weekly catechesis on the family by speaking about the figure of the father. Naming as the ideal St. Joseph, the spouse of the Virgin Mary, Francis said, “Every family needs a father.”
It is the father’s role to teach children “to feel and act, speak and judge with wisdom and righteousness.” The “wise” and “mature” father corrects mistakes and gives “a testimony of rigor and firmness.”
Odd in the midst of all the Alabama gay marriage news I didn’t see the US media go long on the Pope’s support of the winning side here only a post at the Huffington post gay voices section.
Why is this not news? Because no matter how much the left spins the popularity of Gay Marriage it can’t be spun to be more popular than the Pope who opposes it openly and the left is still openly fearful of attacking the first Latin American Pope who is extremely popular with almost every native Spanish Speaker in the western hemisphere.
So with the Holy Father getting ready to visit the US and to address congress it’s going to be interesting to see how the left manages especially those Democrats in congress so vocal in their support for the subject.