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Pope Francis Vatican Gay Lobby

I Take It Back! What Pope Francis Said (Part 2)

Michael Pettinger | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Michael Pettinger

While researching media reaction to Pope Francis' recent call for a "deep theology of women in the Church," I came across several pieces that got me thinking instead about the pope's comments on gays.

What Exactly Did Pope Francis Say?

Michael Pettinger | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Pettinger

Who exactly is not being judged here? Gay Vatican bureaucrats, gay priests, or gays, period? And does it really matter? At the risk of being a nitpicking professor, trained in the close-reading habits of a literary scholar, I would argue that it does matter.

'Gay Lobby' at the Vatican -- Really?

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

A "gay lobby" at the Vatican? My first reaction to the leaking of the words of Pope Francis was, "If this Vatican 'gay lobby' is supposed to be working for me and the LGBT movement, we ought to fire them immediately!"

Is Pope Francis Waving a White Flag on Gay Marriage?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Having railed against gay marriage back when he was in Argentina, only to lose that battle, he may be seeing that the handwriting is on the wall and that he's got better things to do. And that can only be a loss for anti-equality advocates who hoped the pope would loudly lead their crusade.