“Gays in the church”
According to POPE it is okay to be gay and search Lord. But what after finding God and receiving Him? Is it okay to be gay? Man at this level is trying to please people and He is the best example. It is clearly written in the Bible once your sins are forgiven you should not go around committing the same sin again!
And Homosexuality is a sin. Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination.”
//”If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”//
This is a self defeating statement from POPE, because his comment itself is dripping with judgement!
He is quoting Jesus “Judge not lest ye be judged yourself,” but misinterpreting it completely. Not surprising enough for me coz I have already met a lot of people with the same mindset. When we tell others about their unacceptable behavior, we are called judgmental but that’s not true. The reason why we do so is because we are commanded to tell others to lead morally acceptable lives. However, we are specifically commanded not to judge the behavior of individuals for whom we do not have absolute certainty of the truth regarding their actions. The Christian Church is to remove sin from within its own ranks first and foremost before condemning the actions of outsiders.
P.S. He supports evolution, do I need to say anything more?