End Of The American Dream
May 22, 2018
Is the Catholic Church about to fundamentally change the way that it deals with the LGBT community? According to Spanish newspaper El Pais, Pope Francis made some incredibly revealing comments during a private conversation that he had with a victim of sexual abuse named Juan Carlos Cruz. During that private conversation, the Pope reportedly told Cruz that he is gay because God made him that way and that he should be happy with who he is. These comments by the Pope are making headlines all over the planet, and many are wondering if we are about to witness an enormous shift in direction by the largest religious institution on the entire planet.
This is how the Los Angeles Times translated what Pope Francis told Cruz…
Cruz was quoted as having discussed his homosexuality with Francis. “He told me: ‘Juan Carlos, I don’t care about you being gay. God made you that way and loves you as you are and I don’t mind. The pope loves you as you are, you have to be happy with who you are.’ “
And this is how those same remarks were translated by a major British news source…
Speaking to Spanish newspaper El País, Cruz said: “He [the Pope] told me, ‘Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter.
“God made you like this and loves you like this and I don’t care.
“The pope loves you like this. You have to be happy with who you are.”
There is some difference in wording between the two translations, but the meaning is very clear in both renditions.
And the fact that the Vatican is not denying these comments is extremely telling. Usually if the Pope says something that could be controversial they will release a “clarification” very rapidly. But in this case, that has not happened…
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
The Vatican has neither confirmed nor denied the comments the Pontiff’s comments to Cruz.
So what happens…