Has there been serious backlash to his more progressive tendencies, or is it just people/bots making noise online?
all this talk about how he made an off-hand comment to an interviewer when the tape wasn't running about how the gays should be allowed to live as a family unit means nothing - the act of gay itself will always be a sin and so the LGBT community will never be accepted fully into the church. It's posturing to suggest otherwise in an attempt to bring the church into 2020.
It doesn't bother me - even the most staunch Catholics I know don't have a problem with me, their personal faith and belief systems are up to them and as long as they don't impact me I couldn't give a fuck.
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Lot prevents sodomites from raping the angels, Heinrich Aldegrever, 1555
After supper that night before bedtime, the men of the city, young and old, gathered around Lot's house demanding he bring his two guests out that they might "know" them. Lot went out and closed the door behind him and prayed that they not do such wicked things, and offered them his virgin daughters, that had not "known" man, that they might know them instead, and do with as they pleased. His response infuriated the men of Sodom who accused him of being judgmental and they threatened to do worse to him than they would have done to the men.
The Bible really is a rollocking good read.