Pope Francis Tells Parents not to Condemn Gay Children

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The Facts

  • The Pope called on parents not to condemn their children if they are gay, at his latest general audience session.

  • The Catholic Church officially considers LGBTQ+ sex and sexuality to be 'intrinsically disorded' and has typically marginalized the group.


The Spin

Narrative A

Pope Francis has deliveredd a positive message of support for gay children. He reflects a more progressive and modern Catholic Church.

Narrative B

The Pope has characterized homosexuality as one of the many problems Christian parents may face. He's suggested that religion should be used to help handle rather than condemn such experiences.


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