A man who suffered clerical sexual abuse said Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and loved him. The comment is the latest in a series of controversial statements from the Pope such as when he said there was no hell last month. The Pope's message is probably the most strikingly accepting statements ever to be made by any leader of the Roman Catholic Church.
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Juan Carlos Cruz spoke with Pope Francis in private two weeks ago about the sexual abuse he endured at the hands of one of the most notorious pedophiles in Chile. Cruz said the issue of his being homosexual had come up when some of the Chilean bishops tried to condemn him as a pervert and making up the abuse. In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, Cruz said "He told me, 'Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care. The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are'."
The man who abused Cruz, 87-year-old Fernando Karadima, was convicted of abuse by the Vatican in 2011. The Vatican's chief spokesman Greg Burke declined to respond to questions about whether Cruz's statements about what the Pope said are true. With Pope Francis' history of saying controversial things that fly in the face of tradition, it is entirely possible Cruz's account of the Pope's statements are accurate.
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Not to mention it would not be the first time Pope Francis spoke with an open and tolerant attitude toward homosexuality despite the Church's centuries-old position that gay sex is a sin. When a reporter asked the Pope in July 2013 whether a "gay lobby" within the Vatican existed, Francis replied: "Who am I to judge?" The Vatican correspondent for the Tablet Christopher Lamb said the comments were a remarkable sign of a shift in attitudes toward homosexuality.
"It goes beyond ‘who am I to judge?' to 'you are loved by God,'" said Lamb. "I don’t think he has changed church teaching but he’s demonstrating an affirmation of gay Catholics, something that has been missing over the years in Rome."
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Then did not God also make Pedophiles that way? I don't know that all gays were made by God. My grand nephew wore a lilac colored shirt to school. They asked if he like the color. He said yes. His teacher told him it was okay because he was gay. He has no idea what that means but he sure likes the attention because he is the only one in his first-grade class that is that way.
Sorry pope! Romans 2:11 New King James Version (NKJV)
11 For there is no partiality with God.
He made them male and female! Remember adam and eve? Not adam and steve! Homosexuallity is a choice not a requirement! God wouldnt burden 1 person over another like that! Its called choice! Get behind me satan for you are an offense to me!
This Pope seriously just seems like he says what people want to hear so that he remains popular and relevant.
Wasn't he saying something about retiring? I think the world has had enough of this one. He's supposed to be a Pope, not a SJW
satan is sitting in the Chair of Peter. This Pope has done this before - calling a transexual woman from Spain a 'Son of God'. The gay cabal , which is larger than most think within the Cardinal College …Elected this man for this purpose. In the Past most of this Pope's God made you this way comments - directed at transgenders or homosexuals ..was spoken privately and then revealed by those who He spoke to …and he never commented after that.