Bending once again in a left-wing direction, Pope Francis recently said the Christians need to apologize to gays for how they have been treated. But one prominent Catholic leader in the U.S. says it should be the other way around: gays need to apologize to Catholics.
BizPacReview reported, the Pope recently insisted that the Catholic Church must apologize to gays.
I think the church must not only apologize … to a gay person it offended, but we must apologize to the poor, to women who have been exploited, to children forced into labor, apologize for having blessed so many weapons as well as the divorced for failing to accompany them.
The Vatican later clarified that the pope was referring to gays as a lifestyle choice rather than a medical condition.
Many hailed this move as a milestone in relations between gays and the Church. But apparently not everyone agrees with such adulation.
With this shift in attitude from the Vatican in mind, CNN’s Chris Cuomo invited the president of the U.S. Catholic League on the air to discuss the Pope’s new direction and the results were contentious, to say the least.
Cuomo opened his conversation with Catholic League President Bill Donohue asking, “Do you feel like apologizing to the LGBT community?”
“No,” Donohue replied adamantly. “As a matter of fact, I want an apology from gays! I’ve been assaulted by gays. I’ve never assaulted a gay person in my entire life!”
The interview got more contentious as each minute passed with Donohue insisting that he has never in his life mistreated a gay person but on the other hand has been a victim of attack by gays. Donohue insisted that he was once attacked by a group of lesbians and pointed out all the works he and his organization have done for the disenfranchised.
Donohue went on to say that he is sick of gays thrusting their lifestyle in people’s faces.
The president of the Catholic League also noted that Pope Francis did not say the Church itself was apologizing. Donohue said the Pope said “Christians” should apologize if they offended someone, he didn’t say the Church needs to apologize. Cuomo, though, thoroughly disagreed with Donohue’s interpretation of the Pope’s remarks.
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