ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue.— AP News: Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
One main character in the documentary is Juan Carlos Cruz, the Chilean survivor of clergy sexual abuse whom Francis initially discredited during a 2018 visit to Chile. // Cruz, who is gay, said that during his first meetings with the pope in May 2018 after they patched things up, Francis assured him that God made Cruz gay.
The endorsement of same-sex civil unions is of the same order of conduct as that of Pope Gregory VII, who confiscated the lands and properties of all his cardinals, bishops, and priests, and issued an edict prohibiting the men of the cloth from entering lawful matrimony with women, thereby instituting wholesale prostitution throughout Europe under the protection of a potent papal dictatorship of the proletariat masses.
Almost a thousand years after that pope loosed the bands of holy matrimoney between man and woman, this Pope Francis is now holding men in bondage to men and women in bondage to women by endorsing the enforcement of civil unions and vows of moral abasement and sexual degradation men with men and women with women.
This comes at the same time as the appointment of an openly “lesbian” acting mayor of Anchorage, Alaska by the Municipal Assembly following the resignation of Ethan Berkowitz upon allegations of sexual impropriety in office.
The current mayor of Anchorage, Ethan Berkowitz, submitted his resignation last week after admitting to an inappropriate but consensual relationship with a local news anchor, according to KTUU.— CNN: Following a week rocked by a mayor’s scandal and resignation, Anchorage Assembly chooses first female, openly gay acting mayor
Anchorage Assembly Chair Austin Quinn-Davidson … will become the first Anchorage mayor who is female and openly gay. // “I received a text from my sister, who watched the meeting last night with a young girl, she’s about 6, and she sent me a picture with the young girl looking at the screen saying, ‘She looks like me,’ and I think that matters,” Quinn-Davidson told CNN affiliate KTUU. “It matters for all kinds of folks.”
This comes two and a half years after the failure of an anti-trans “Bathroom Bill” initiative petition, imposing enhanced criminal sanctions by birth-certificated sex for individuals deemed to have violated sex segregation policies in public restrooms, locker rooms, and other “intimate spaces” including fitting rooms at clothing retailers.
- Anchorage voters are 1st in US to defeat ‘bathroom bill’ by MARK THIESSEN, April 12, 2018