Pope says we shouldn’t get confused about marriage 6



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The normally quite progressive Pope Francis has stepped into the controversial debate that is raging in Italy inviting legal recognition of homosexual couples, and it is traditional marriage that he is supporting loudly.

“There can be no confusion between the family God wants and any other type of union,” he said to the Vatican’s judges, showing his concern for the tide of support that is raging towards legislation that may eventually lead to the legalisation of gay marriage.

“The family, founded on indissoluble matrimony that unites and allows procreation, is part of God’s dream and that of his Church for the salvation of humanity,” he said in an address to members of the Vatican court that rules on marriage annulments, which was reporting in the Australian.

Italy is confronting the issue that Australia has not yet managed to, seeking the legalisation of civil partnership of homosexual couples.  Most believe this will lead to gay marriage becoming possible in the future.

Italy is one of the last western countries to provide protection and rights to same-sex couples and it is said that the Vatican’s presence is one of the causes.

The legislation goes to the vote on the 28th January in Italy’s upper house and the position of the Church is very clear.  They want the world to ignore the rights of homosexual couples in favour of acknowledging traditional marriage only.

How do you feel about the Pontiff’s position on this big issue?  Do you think the traditional face of the family is destined to be eroded and should be or should be protected by our religious leaders at all cost?

Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson is the founder and publisher of Starts at Sixty. The daughter of two baby boomers, she has built the online community for over 60s by listening carefully to the issues and seeking out answers, insights and information for over 60s throughout Australia. Rebecca is an experienced marketer, a trained journalist and has a degree in politics. A mother of 3, she passionately facilitates and leads our over 60s community, bringing the community opinions, needs and interests to the fore and making Starts at Sixty a fun place to be.

  1. who is to say what god wants ?? judge not lest ye be judged they are there to guide their flock not sit in judgment

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    • GggThe word of God, the Bible, is the final authority. What part of “Abomination” is the hardest to comprehend?

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      • You are right Bob but some people just don’t get it because they don’t want to. There are any number of texts in the Bible that say it is an abomination to GOD.Leviticus 20-13 Ephesions. Corinthians Revelation.in the end people will believe what they want to.🙏🙋😍🌅

    • GOD is very explicit in the Bible about homosexuality!!!!

  2. so said the man in the Dress…. anyway the bible has been changed so many times who knows what is right or wrong. And as far a following the bible I am sure having seen the Pope at banquet he totally ignores the dietary laws… and it is not my god anyway
    but thank you Julie and Bob

  3. The religious leaders are trying to run a world in 2016 with a book written thousands of years ago by a multitude of different people. They know that when the thin edge of the wedge gets driven into churches’ god-given principles, rules etc, it won’t be long before the church collapses and religion goes into the dustbin of history as the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on humankind.
    They are simply trying to protect their patch by hanging onto the past.
    While I don’t want to see the traditional family collapse, who is to say there there is not one best model?

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