Pope Francis Needs To Embrace ALL the LGBTQ Community.



Here’s my latest for VICE:

“Francis’ reign has been marked by contradictions in approach toward queer clergy. And while he’s been progressive, comments made yesterday against his trans flock are a blow to all queer Christians…”

I’m sorry, but the word “fertile” makes me uncomfortable; especially when it’s uttered by an 80-year-old man whose job includes telling billions of people; both queer and non-queer alike, that the sole purpose of marriage is procreation.

Addressing the Pontifical Academy for Life on Thursday; Pope Francis effectively denounced medical procedures that allow transgender individuals to undergo gender-affirming surgery—all because of its effect on reproduction. He reportedly said that such procedures “risk dismantling the source of energy that fuels the alliance between men and women and renders them fertile.” (Ew.)

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