Pope says respect gays and transsexuals

Reuters:-Pope Francis said on Sunday that homosexuals and transsexuals should be treated with respect but that teaching gender theory is unacceptable “indoctrination” of young people.

“When a person (who is gay) arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, ‘Go away because you are homosexual,'” Francis said.

The pope made his comments in the latest wide-ranging and freewheeling conversation with reporters aboard the plane returning from a foreign trip.

The pope, who made headlines on his first trip in 2013 when he uttered his now-famous phrase “Who am I to judge?” about homosexuals, spoke in answer to a question about a comment he made in Georgia about various threats to marriage.

He said that as a priest, bishop and even now pope, he had ministered to people with homosexual tendencies as well as some who were not able to remain chaste, as the Church asks them to be.

“Life is life, and things should be taken as they come,” the pope said. “Sin is sin, but tendencies or hormonal imbalances … can cause many problems and we have to be careful.

“But each case must be welcomed, accompanied, studied, discerned and integrated. This is what Jesus would do today.”

He then joked: “Please don’t write that the pope will sanctify transsexuals. I can see the front pages of papers now. But no, it is a moral question. It is a human question, and it must be resolved as best as possible, always with the mercy of God, the truth … always with an open heart.”

“I accompanied them, I brought them closer to the Lord,” he said. “Some were not able (to obey Church teachings), but I accompanied them and I never abandoned one of them. That is a fact. People must be accompanied just like Jesus accompanies them.”

During his trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, he told priests and nuns that teaching gender theory in schools was part of a “global war” against marriage.

Gender theory is broadly the concept that while people may be biologically male or female, they have the right to identify themselves as male, female, both or neither.

“What I was talking about was the nastiness that is present today in indoctrinating people in gender theory,” he said when asked to elaborate on his earlier comments in Georgia.


He said gender theory being taught in schools “is against natural things.”

“It is one thing for a person to have this tendency, this option, and even change sex,” he said. “But it is another thing to teach it, gender theory, in schools along these lines in order to change mentality. I call this ideological colonization.”

The pope has used the phrase “ideological colonization” in

the past to denounce what he says are attempts by rich countries to link development aid to the acceptance of social policies such as allowing gay marriage and contraception.

Francis told the story of a Spanish person he met who told him of how much he had suffered because he felt like a boy in a girl’s body. The person later had a sex change operation and married a woman.

The person told Francis in a letter how much the couple suffered when a local priest shouted to them: “You will go to hell.” Francis invited them to the Vatican to talk, and the couple were pleased that they were treated with dignity.


  1. Anonymous
    October 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    the pope Francis must not understand bible,either that or he just choose which part of it he agrees with the other part he causes division of the people by giving his own interpretation of scripture,it’s no wonder wonder nobody wants to go by it anymore.when you got one pope Francis Sayen this it’s no wonder he won’t just clean out all those priests who we know is homosexual and committed all those homosexual activity with our young boys ,but you can’t have it both ways pope Francis or can ya.I guess this statement by you this week shows example you setten for your flock.

  2. Tracey
    October 4, 2016 at 7:06 am

    The devil in a white robe

  3. smh
    October 4, 2016 at 10:59 am

    You two sound so bias. If people were to generally have the same mentality as you two, no one would dare protest for new bills, as everyone would only accept old fashioned and outdated laws. Same thing as the Bible. Perhaps you two have no understanding of the bible in itself, because you are too busy casting out demons in people with social disorders.

  4. ain't your mama's brother
    October 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    the bible God’s word is very clear on matters such as this what confusing situation is a pope Francis watering down God’s word throwing a few ifs, but,wait maybe,God’s word become man word water it some more dilute it even further before you know it he sayen whats he thinks and the flock believen em cause he’s da pope. God word never outdated,oldfashen,God’s word apply to us todays,it’s you smh,who don’t understand bible probably cause your not liven your life by it simply cause it tells you your doin things God don’t approve of,and so it’s easier for you and pope Francis to say what you say,relax your mind start to except homosexual way of life,but our God who ain’t out dated ain’t gonna go away.cause his word is right there black and white. read it correctly smh.