Say thank you to Pope Francis for his recent statement about LGBTQ people.
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Say thank you to Pope Francis for his recent statement about LGBTQ people.

    1. Allen Rose
    2. Petition by

      Allen Rose

      Washington, DC

It is important to hear about God's love for all people, and about the importance of the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and tansgender people in the Catholic church and in society from the Pope becuase religion has frequently been used to demonize gay people.

Recently the Pope said, "If a person is gay and seeks the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?".  Thank you Pope Francis for saying this.  Catholics and noncatholics have needed to hear a Pope say this for a long time.

 Various people are begining to begining to clarify, recast and modify this simple statement that the Pope recently made during a news conference. Sometimes simple statements about God's love explain more than long, detailed theological works, or highly nuaunced explanations of Catholic doctrine. Also, by saying, "Who am I to judge?" the pope  is expressing the Catholic belief in the dignity of the human conscience, which often gets ignored in religious discussions about human sexuality. 

Pope Francis is the first pope to use the word gay.  Previous popes have used words and phrases that are more harsh and judgemental. This is an additional indication of how to express a loving and generous attitude towards LGBTQ people.

Therefore, I hope you will join me in saying thank you to Pope Francis.

Since the Pope doesn't have a public email account, we will deliver this petition to the papal nuncio to the U.S., the Vatican's ambassador, so that it can be forwarded to Pope Francis.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Susan Doleman STONEHAM, MA
      • 19 days ago

      Truly a Man of God - one of the few

    • Alison Mckenzie MOSS VALE, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 month ago

      Because I do not believe tht Jesus would reject nobody. He instituted n open table to which all were invited. Why can't we do the same?

    • Violeta Galang SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      For justice. For peace. For equality.

    • Fatemeh Mizbani EL CERRITO, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      The apart hide in Israel is inhumane and it must be stopped.

    • Ronda Matheny TOLEDO, OH
      • 4 months ago

      Thank you for what you said about the LGBTQ community. I signed a petition a couple of weeks ago to you about removing those who have done or been involved with the children sex crimes. First, I want to say thank you for taking the time out to read it. Second, I want you to know that you are doing a good job of working to begin healing in your church with your disclosure in the banking system and reviewing what people are saying to you about everything. I want you to know I mean that very much. This is not an easy task that you have but I believe that the right man was picked. I want you to know this because you were right on your statement that you are the only one on fire when in truth none of us are perfect and it takes a strong person to admit wrongs. I believe that all of us can grow with the work your doing. I do understand why you made the comment you made, we are aware that in leadership that others need to just come clean with whatever so everybody can just get over it all and move forward. I know as the leader of the Church that you can make changes and I know that you are listening to the people. I think their biggest concern is just knowing that the leaders that were involved will be further away from them and it will ease their fear. Not so much kick them out of service but put them in a place that doesn't interact with the kids or them. Maybe helping with the elderly or something different church center? I hope that doesn't come across bossy. I really just want to say thank you for reading my last one and acknowledge that you are making change and I hope that in the years to come this is a distant memory for all, I know this isn't an easy spot for you. God bless. Ronda Matheny


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