A recent interview with retired Pope Benedict XVI about his upcoming biography led to a scathing attack on gay marriage rights.
The former Pope doesn’t share his predecessor’s open mind regarding the LGBTQ community, and he’s not shy about it.
Read on for the full story.
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Former Pope Benedict XVI Launches Attack on Gay Marriage Rights
The news comes directly from the Italian Corriere Della Sera, saying that former Pope Benedict XVI gave an interview to Peter Seewald, regarding his new biography.
The Pope believes that society isn’t treating homophobes fairly and expresses his disapproval with gay weddings. He said.
100 years ago, everybody would have considered it to be absurd to speak of a homosexual marriage. Today, one is being excommunicated by society if one opposes it. Modern society is in the middle of formulating an anti-Christian creed, and if one opposes it, one is being punished by society with ex-communication
According to him, “the creation of human beings in the laboratory” is inappropriate, as if someone is creating gay people on purpose.
The fear of this spiritual power of the Antichrist is then only more than natural, and it really needs the help of prayers on the part of an entire diocese and of the Universal Church in order to resist it.
The former Pope, born by the name of Joseph Ratzinger in Germany, is writing a new biography.
In it, he explains how he managed to climb his way to the top in the church, while Hitler was ruling over Germany.
The Ex-Pope Strongly Opposes Gay Rights
Ratzinger opposed to the gay’s rights from the beginning, claiming that gay marriage “threatens human dignity and the future of humanity itself.”
There is also a need to acknowledge and promote the natural structure of marriage as the union of a man and a woman in the face of attempts to make it juridically equivalent to radically different types of union. Such attempts actually harm and help to destabilize marriage, obscuring its specific nature and its indispensable role in society
Fortunately, he resigned in 2013, due to the numerous discussions about corruption and sexual abuse in the Church.
His predecessor Pope Francis, has a more progressive view on gay marriage. In 2016, he stated for BBC that
I think that the Church not only should apologise… to a gay person whom it offended but it must also apologise to the poor as well, to the women who have been exploited, to children who have been exploited by [being forced to] work. It must apologise for having blessed so many weapons. If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?
Many feel he could do much more to embrace them and stand up for them. However, given the Catholic church’s long stance on gay rights, it’s a fairly big step in the right direction.