Posted 5 years ago on March 15, 2013, 8:14 a.m. EST by mideast
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Pope Francis: Misogyny, homophobia, bigotry March 14, 2013 By: Michael Stone
Pope Francis says
that women are unfit for political office,
that gay adoption is child abuse and that same sex-marriage seriously damages the family.
In short, the new pope is just another religious bigot, with a record of misogyny and homophobia.
In a public flurry of pomp and ostentatious display, the former Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was named Pope Francis on Wednesday, March 13. However, Pope Francis comes with some heavy and disturbing baggage. Francis is on record stating that women are nothing more than the helpers of men, and are themselves unfit for political office.
In a speech against Argentina presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner given in 2007, during the electoral campaign, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio said:
Women are naturally unfit for political office. Both the natural order and facts show us that the political being par excellence is male;
the Scripture shows us that woman has always been the helper of man who thinks and does, but nothing more.
In addition to the blatant misogyny, Francis is also on record speaking out forcefully against laws granting marriage and adoption rights for gay men and lesbians. In a 2010 letter published in L’Osservatore Romano, he asserted that gay adoption is a form of discrimination against children, and claimed same sex marriage would “seriously damage the family.”
Francis even went so far as to suggest that the struggle for marriage equality is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to "destroy God’s plan, a ‘move’ of the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”
I note how he uses parts of his book, but not all:
If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who does not obey his father and mother and will not listen to them when they discipline him, his father and mother shall take hold of him and bring him to the elders at the gate of his town. They shall say to the elders, "This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious. He will not obey us. He is a profligate and a drunkard." Then all the men of his town shall stone him to death. You must purge the evil from among you.
==========================================================------------------------- Bible also says its ok to stone adulterers and rape victims to death:
If a man happens to meet in a town a virgin pledged to be married and he sleeps with her, you shall take both of them to the gate of that town and stone them to death—the girl because she was in a town and did not scream for help, and the man because he violated another man's wife. You must purge the evil from among you.