It seems the Pope interprets God’s laws to fit his own agenda. The Associated Press on Wednesday, January 25th., ran this headline, “Pope says homosexuality not a crime .”
VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis criticized laws that criminalize homosexuality as “unjust,” saying God loves all his children just as they are and called on Catholic bishops who support the laws to welcome LGBTQ people into the church.
“Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” Francis said during an exclusive interview Tuesday with The Associated Press.
Francis acknowledged that Catholic bishops in some parts of the world support laws that criminalize homosexuality or discriminate against the LGBTQ community, and he himself referred to the issue in terms of “sin.” But he attributed such attitudes to cultural backgrounds, and said bishops in particular need to undergo a process of change to recognize the dignity of everyone.
The National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, and Pastor of the Christian Revival Center, both centrally located in Harrison, Arkansas, Pastor Thomas Robb spoke from his office saying, “Today’s One-World churches and their leaders are sending many people astray. Good people, Christian people. Too many people believe whatever their church leaders tell them because after all, they’re the leader, right? Some church leaders have good intentions and don’t even realize their off track with their teachings because they themselves have never been taught the truth. Others, they know exactly what they’re teaching is wrong, and they just want to drag you down with them. As Pastor of the Christian Revival Center, here in Harrison, I can tell you as a matter of fact that homosexuality is a sin, and being a sin, it is a crime against God’s laws. We are to be following God’s laws, not man’s. The Pope, by saying that homosexuality isn’t a crime, he is wrong about this, and is misleading his flock. As we see in today’s times, homosexuality isn’t a crime by man’s laws, but it certainly is by God’s laws. It comes down to common sense, do you want to follow what man is saying is law, or do you want to follow what God has said is law, written in Holy Scripture? Just because someone may hold a title, such as Pastor, Reverend, Father, and so forth, doesn’t mean they’re preaching the truth.”