Today at church, the priest’s sermon was about the most recently talked about interview that Pope Francis gave. Right there in the church, i thought to myself; “i have to write a post about this”. I’ve always considered myself a “knowledgeable third party” when it comes to issues regarding Catholicism. This is because although i’m not a catholic, everyone in my mom’s family is, so i know a lot about catholic doctrines. (I presently attend my aunt’s church which is catholic)
The one comment that stood out to me from the interview was the pope’s reaction to homosexuals. He mentioned that he had gotten a few letters from homosexual people who felt that the church had cast them out( not his exact words). He asked if God looks at homosexual people differently. This, my dear friends is what everyone should think about before opening their mouths to call gay people sinners.
This issue is particularly close to my heart because I’m black, and i know that not too long ago black people were in this same situation. It really hurts me when i see posts from people that indirectly promote homophobia in the name of christianity. Would you say being black is a sin? So why would you say being gay is a sin.
My greatest hope is that one day, children would study history in their classrooms and they wouldn’t be able to comprehend the fact that there was once a time when gay people didn’t have the same rights and when some christians thought that being gay is a sin. I also hope that the day is not too far away.
Cheers to Pope Francis for being a true model of christianity. Even Jesus himself did not condemn the people that were considered sinners in his time (e.g the woman who commited adultery), so who are we to judge.
Even though i dont know much about any other religion, I’m pretty sure that any ethical religion would be against making other people’s lives miserable.
Thank you for taking the time to read this post.
Have a wonderful week!