Will Pope Francis continue his Church's opposition to gay rights?
So we have a new pope. The former Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio is now Pope Francis I. Or maybe just Pope Francis, because there is no other pope named Francis to number him against anyway.
I was watching the crowds in the Vatican and they were elated even before he was named Pope. Just the knowledge that there was a new Pope was like Disney World to them. To me, the Pope was just another man who runs a theocracy, who desires to impose his views on secular/democratically elected nations like the U.S.
A man who believes same sex marriage is bad and so are condoms, even in high AIDS nations in sub-Saharan Africa. Well, unfortunately, I was right. In his opposition to marriage equality for gays and lesbians in Argentina, Cardinal Bergoglio had equated it to a "real and dire anthropological throwback" and a "scheme to destroy God's plan."
Utter nonsense of course, that will be ignored by the mainstream media that is currently fawning over his every word, though not those. So if you are a gay couple just remember, God wants you to marry someone of the opposite sex just like Pope Francis I is married to his wife....wait, that's right, he isn't married and priests can't marry in the Catholic Church. Isn't that against this deity's plan and is a real and dire anthropological throwback?
I am sure this Pope will continue the ultra-conservative policies of the previous popes. I had some hope that a more progressive pope, as progressive one can get with a group of Catholic Cardinals, would be elected. But alas, that was not to be the case. All I hope is that occasionally the media be more critical than cheerleader when it comes to the Papacy.