Pope Francis named gay magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Advocate magazine -pope person of the yearPope Francis, named “Person of the Year” last week by TIME magazine, has been accorded the distinction once again. This time it’s a leading lifestyle magazine which actively promotes gay rights.

The religious leader is the December coverstar of The Advocate magazine, on which he appears with a photoshopped tattoo on his cheek, spelling out the message “NO H8”, The Independent reported.

On the right of his portrait shot is a quote, stated during an interview with reporters in July on his way from Brazil to Rome, that earned the pontiff the title. “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?”.

The pontiff’s history of supporting gay rights, however, hasn’t always been so revolutionary.

He, for instance, stridently opposes same sex marriage and fought against laws being passed to allow it when he was the archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Francis, now the Pope of the Catholic Church, was still picked over Edie Windsor of the US Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act case, whom the magazine refers to as “a hero to LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) Americans for taking the final punch in the fight against the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act…”

On their decision to crown him their ultimate ‘Person’ of 2013, The Advocate said in a statement:

“Pope Francis is leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics all over the world. There are three times as many Catholics in the world than there are citizens in the United States. Like it or not, what he says makes a difference.

“Francis’s view on how the Catholic Church should approach LGBT people was best explained in his own words during an in-depth interview with America magazine in September.

“He recalled, ‘A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality. I replied with another question: ‘Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person? We must always consider the person.’”

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  • Those who PRACTICE such things…….by continued habit and lifestyle…..not willing to forsake them……by repentance and Faith in Jesus Christ………There is no sin that Jesus cannot overcome in your life…….

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10……..
    9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

    Galatians 5:19-21…..
    19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    • 5thDrawer

      Pope on you too.

      • Merry Christmas 5th Drawer.

        • 5thDrawer

          🙂 And to you, Cross. Sincerely.
          For friends in Tripoli, it will be a Dark Cold and Hungry Syrian Christmas, however.
          Which brings no joy to me.

          • Me as well. I feel for the suffering Syrian refugees who are suffering at this time. I filled a shoebox again this year, full of presents, which “Samaritans purse” sends out to countries around the world at this time of year. Over the past 20 years, Samaritan’s Purse has collected 9.8 million boxes and distributed them to 130 countries at Christmas. They ship them to the poorest of countries, wherever they are allowed to distribute them. I wish mine could be sent to those Syrian children in those camps. Take care.

  • Those who PRACTICE such things…….by continued habit and lifestyle…..not willing to forsake them……by repentance and Faith in Jesus Christ………There is no sin that Jesus cannot overcome in your life…….

    1 Corinthians 6:9-10……..
    9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

    Galatians 5:19-21…..
    19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, 21 envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

    • 5thDrawer

      Pope on you too.

      • Merry Christmas 5th Drawer.

        • 5thDrawer

          🙂 And to you, Cross. Sincerely.
          For friends in Tripoli, it will be a Dark Cold and Hungry Syrian Christmas, however.
          Which brings no joy to me.

          • Me as well. I feel for the suffering Syrian refugees who are suffering at this time. I filled a shoebox again this year, full of presents, which “Samaritans purse” sends out to countries around the world at this time of year. Over the past 20 years, Samaritan’s Purse has collected 9.8 million boxes and distributed them to 130 countries at Christmas. They ship them to the poorest of countries, wherever they are allowed to distribute them. I wish mine could be sent to those Syrian children in those camps. Take care.

  • bypest

    I don’t know who is more pathetic, the liberation theologian pope or these sodomites.

  • bypest

    I don’t know who is more pathetic, the liberation theologian pope or these sodomites.

  • 5thDrawer

    Stupid Gays … If they just kept out of the advertising games, there wouldn’t be as much angst about meeting one.

  • 5thDrawer

    Stupid Gays … If they just kept out of the advertising games, there wouldn’t be as much angst about meeting one.

  • Igor Chingoski

    That “Time” magazine maliciously misinterpreted what the Pope said, “If a person is gay and search GOD, who I am to judge?” this is only an honest statement from the Pope that justice belongs only to GOD.
    The Pope never said that the Catholic church is going to accept gay marriages, so please hold to Your panties and stop making gossip trying to mislead people,
    I think that Time Magazine’s editor should be impaled, but the problem will be to wipe the smile out of His gay face after a big stick goes up his asshole.

  • Igor Chingoski

    That “Time” magazine maliciously misinterpreted what the Pope said, “If a person is gay and search GOD, who I am to judge?” this is only an honest statement from the Pope that justice belongs only to GOD.
    The Pope never said that the Catholic church is going to accept gay marriages, so please hold to Your panties and stop making gossip trying to mislead people,
    I think that Time Magazine’s editor should be impaled, but the problem will be to wipe the smile out of His gay face after a big stick goes up his asshole.

  • FadiAbboud

    Stop preaching and throwing stones and start listening and following Christ and his message.. There are millions of gay people in this world that Jesus would consider good Christians as oppose to the billions of Heterosexuals who act very unchristian.
    ” i like your Christ.. i don’t like your Christians, your Christians are so unlike our Christ “_ Ghandi

  • FadiAbboud

    Stop preaching and throwing stones and start listening and following Christ and his message.. There are millions of gay people in this world that Jesus would consider good Christians as oppose to the billions of Heterosexuals who act very unchristian.
    ” i like your Christ.. i don’t like your Christians, your Christians are so unlike our Christ “_ Ghandi