Pope Francis Takes the Gay Gloves Off

Can we drop the Both Sides journalism façade?

James Finn
Mar 16 · 9 min read
Pope Francis photo by Nir Hason. (CC BY-SA 3.0). Journalism graphic by Nick Youngson. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

I woke up Monday morning to harsh, depressing news

Here’s what the Vatican did on Monday

That’s the real story here, and almost nobody is reporting it like that

Mainstream press perspective on Francis is itself misleading

Francis’s Church causes enormous pain and suffering

It’s time for the Press paradigm to change

Mainstream press should be as hard-hitting as the LGBTQ press

Bothsidesism is suppressing accurate news coverage

It’s time for journalists to report on Francis as accurately — and as harshly — as they report on Evangelical leaders with beliefs almost identical to his.

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

James Finn - The Blog

Collected Writings. Stories and ramblings from a long-time LGBTQ thinker and activist.

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