Pope’s Call for Gay Civil Unions: More Propaganda than Progress

Media sources are exaggerating the story

James Finn
Oct 21, 2020 · 8 min read
General Audience with Pope Francis, by Mazur/catholicnews on Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Pope Francis’s position is less than it seems

What you’re not reading in mainstream news sources —

Several priests in Argentina spoke out against Bergoglio’s harsh words, publicly supporting same-sex marriage. The Pope-to-be defrocked one of them while offering up civil union as a “compromise.”

Here’s a sample of his rhetoric, which sounds like fear mongering —

His compromise ploy worked no better than his strong-arm tactics

A documentary release explains today’s news

The possibility of real change exists

But let’s not pretend Francis supports LGBTQ families

Why does this possibly matter to anyone?

People know marriage belongs to the State, not to the Church

Intentional or not, this documentary is a power grab

Offering civil unions oppresses marginalized people where the Church is powerful

We need to keep Francis’s civil-union history in mind

Whatever the case may be, LGBTQ people deserve better journalism than we’re getting. Media sources do us no favors when they exaggerate progress. Let’s dig in and find out what’s really going on before we re-publish lightly edited press releases.

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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

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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.

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