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It's not a crime


The Pope has made sure to keep gay Catholics in their pen, reminding them that while they have a right to be exempt from being imprisoned or annihilated on earth, their faith has a greater punishment in store for them, an infinite condemnation.

Sometimes, when I go for a run, I pass by a parish with a curious name: Parish of All Saints and All Souls.

I always imagine a conclave of people asking themselves: “How do we put it?”.

“Santa Rita”, says one.

“No, very hackneyed,” says another.

"Sacred heart?".

"No, very pretentious."

Until someone comes up with the name that covers the immense spectrum of possibilities: "We go with All Saints and All Souls, and we end up with complete paradise."

When Pope Francis said in an interview with the Associated Press a couple of weeks ago that "being homosexual is not a crime, it is a human condition," the phrase made the front page of all the newspapers.

But the man added, in fine print: "It's not a crime, but it is a sin."

I thought about the parish and that cunning way of killing two birds—or more—with one stone.

Same-sex relationships are prohibited, punishable by various sentences—months or years in prison, corporal punishment, the death penalty—in some sixty-eight countries.

Some, not most, are Catholic.

The number of Catholics in the world is 1.6 billion people.

It is necessary to assume that part of them are gay and that, as believers, they follow the guidelines dictated by their religion.

Now, in a single juggle, the head of their Church has made sure, while posing as a progressive type —no, how are they going to whip them?, what a barbarity—, to keep them in their corral, reminding them —especially of the gay faithful who do not live in countries that criminalize them: the vast majority—who, although they have the right to be exempt from being imprisoned or annihilated on earth, their faith has prepared a greater punishment for them,

an infinite condemnation: sin never ends.

You have to be smart, really.

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Source: elparis

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