The Pope has been facing a lifetime’s worth of criticism for the way the Vatican has been dealing with issues like the sexual abuse claims against the Catholic Church.
But now the Vatican is receiving backlash like never before.
That’s because someone close to the Pope just made a claim that will leave you furious.
Austen Ivereigh, biographer for Pope Francis and founder of the Catholic organization “Catholic Voices,” recently took to Twitter to argue that gay priests having to “hide who they are” is an issue in the Vatican.
A Twitter user then replied to Ivereigh saying that Christ didn’t have homosexual tendencies so priests shouldn’t exhibit that either.
The Pope’s biographer then asked “Why do you say that our Lord did not have homosexual tendencies?” implying that Jesus did in fact have homosexual tendencies.
The Daily Wire reports:
According to LifeSiteNews, Ivereigh made his comments about the sexuality of Jesus on Twitter when discussing gay priests working in the Vatican. Ivereigh claimed that the Catholic Church refusing to allow these men to live openly with their identity makes the vow of chastity harder for them.
“The issue, as the priests make clear, isn’t celibacy and chastity, but having to hide who they are,” said Ivereigh. “The denial makes it impossible to live the vow in freedom. That’s what they’re saying.”
A Twitter user then replied to Ivereigh in Spanish, saying a priest should be heterosexual because he operates in “personal Christ” (in the persona of Christ). “They must serve God and his people without the entanglement of manifesting or hiding a hidden tendency,” said the Twitter user. “The priests, I believe, must be heterosexual. They act in persona Christi. And I do not think our Lord had homosexual tendencies.”
Ivereigh then questioned openly if the critic of his position is so sure that Jesus did not have homosexual tendencies. “Why do you say that our Lord did not have homosexual tendencies? From what signs or sayings or gestures do you deduce this?” asked Ivereigh.
This couldn’t have come at a worse time.
All eyes have been on the Pope and the Vatican as he recently invited 100 bishops to attend a summit to address the issue of sexual abuse.
Homosexual priests that commit sexual abuse have been an issue for the Catholic Church for decades.
So controversy on homosexuality in the Church isn’t what the Pope needed at this time.
The truth is that homosexuality has no place in true Catholicism.
But so-called “progressives” have been injecting their agenda into the Catholic church for decades now.
And trying to imply that Jesus had “homosexual tendencies” is disingenuous and blasphemous.
Christians of all backgrounds agree that Jesus did not have “homosexual tendencies.”
That claim only serves the purpose of trying to normalize homosexuality within the church.
Do you think Jesus had “homosexual tendencies?”
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