Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected Pope Francis I
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April 3rd, 2013 (6:25 PM).
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I don't think he's anti-gay and dogmatic. He doesn't want to rock the boat much, but he's gotten some good press about his private views. It took a whole term for Obama to come out on same-sex marriage. Do you think his views actually "evolved"? Now the Church is a super conservative organization and it's hard to change anything. But he has broken tradition, at least symbolically, in his first few days. Perhaps that's just him trying to maneuver himself into a good position before he starts a civil war within the Church? I say give him some time, things may change. And if they don't, he is still only a man.
He called gay marriage a
“destructive attack on God’s plan.”
More goodies in the link. So until he changes course, that's his stance, and therefore the churches stance.
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