Tim Kaine goes to Mass
What did I tell you?
In my post Thursday - Gay network forming in the Church again? - I suggested that it never left, that it has pretty much influenced popular opinion among Catholics regarding rejection of Catholic teaching on sexual ethics and marriage. I wrote, rather clumsily I think, but I tried to point out how embedded this notion is in many Catholic 'communities':
That said, there are priests and lay people who approve of homosexual activity and same sex marriage, as well as adoption by homosexuals. Religious-ed and youth ministers and others in parishes currently believe that Church teaching can and will change, and therefore they promote, support, and encourage acceptance and approval of homosexuality - quietly and discreetly. They protect one another's secrets and try to help one another inside the system - be it the parish, the diocese and it's ministries, or the Vatican. No one seems to be able to break that up - since in many places, there is also parental (lay) approval.VP nominee Tim Kaine just proved my point.
I have to say I like the guy - I don't agree with his pro-choice politics, to be sure, and I completely disagree with him regarding gay marriage and his misconception that the Church can or will come around to accept and approve gay marriage. He doesn't understand Scripture or Catholic teaching on faith and morals - and if he believes Pope Francis will approve gay marriage, he is very much mistaken.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is predicting that the Roman Catholic Church may eventually change its opposition to gay marriage.
Kaine is a Roman Catholic as well as a U.S. senator from Virginia and a former governor of that state. He told the Human Rights Campaign during its national dinner Saturday in Washington that he had changed his mind about gay marriage and that his church may follow suit one day.
“I think it’s going to change because my church also teaches me about a creator who, in the first chapter of Genesis, surveyed the entire world, including mankind, and said, ‘It is very good,'” Kaine said. He then recalled Pope Francis’ remark that “who am I to judge?” in reference to gay priests.
“I want to add: Who am I to challenge God for the beautiful diversity of the human family? I think we’re supposed to celebrate it, not challenge it,” Kaine said. - Finish reading here.
People will say anything to get elected, but Mr. Kaine is ill informed, and he's given LGBTQ people false hope. If he changed his mind to favor gay marriage in 2005 - he can change it again - let's hope he does so, and returns to the truth about marriage and family. Perhaps someone will point out to Kaine what Pope Francis actually teaches regarding gay marriage?
As Cardinal Bergoglio, Pope Francis made clear his concerns regarding gay marriage:
[Letter of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, to the Carmelite Nuns of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires (June 22, 2010)]
I write this letter to each one of you in the four Monasteries of Buenos Aires. The Argentine people must face, in the next few weeks, a situation whose result may gravely harm the family. It is the bill on matrimony of persons of the same sex.
The identity of the family, and its survival, are in jeopardy here: father, mother, and children. The life of so many children who will be discriminated beforehand due to the lack of human maturity that God willed them to have with a father and a mother is in jeopardy. A clear rejection of the law of God, engraved in our hearts, is in jeopardy.Elsewhere, Pope Francis clearly stated:
I recall words of Saint Thérèse when she speaks of the infirmity of her childhood. She says that the envy of the Devil tried to extort her family after her older sister joined the Carmel. Here, the envy of the Devil, through which sin entered the world, is also present, and deceitfully intends to destroy the image of God: man and woman, who receive the mandate to grow, multiply, and conquer the earth. - Link
"Let's not be naive, we're not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God. We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God." - Source