Pope advises understanding — and controversial comment about homosexuality

“When it shows itself from childhood, there is a lot that can be done through psychiatry.” — Within his reply to a question about what parents should do if they notice homosexual traits in their children, Pope Francis delivered these controversial comments. Here is his entire response.

08/27/2018 9:01 PM


  • Vivi S.
    10/24/2020 04:39

    My response is intended to bring hope in Jesus, and my heart is fully respecting personal choice, so I think it is important to take time to reflect, be compassionate and kind. Jesus remains the source of truth. With love, Jesus can help us overcome any sin and comes alongside us in our frailty. He loves the brokenhearted and is close to the downtrodden. We are His beloved children and in love Jesus 🧡🕊 proclaims to come individually, commit our cares, our burdens and sin, and always repent. I have to repent from my sins too, and not endorse it with the false pretence that I can continue in my fallen ways. Jesus died for everyone and is able to save us from the bondage of sin and deceit. By His grace, he opens the gates of Heaven to those who recognize and acknowledge the sin in their life, want to be free and turn to Him, accept Him, ask for forgiveness, and receive His kind heart 💜 that paid a heavy price and is worthy to cleanse us. He loves all of us, never leaves nor forsakes us and His principles stand, and He does not permit ongoing sin (there is no justification for those who do not turn away from sin). There is also no judgement here, because I am among sinners. But I know we have a God who is clear about sin. He loves the repented heart and tells us this truth in love, so that we may be saved and not perish because of our complacency, stubbornness and misrepresented thoughts that He is only about love and not about justice to stop destructive ways. We can ask for a heart of repentance, for the Holy Spirit to give us wisdom and discernment. He is against a heart that is for sin, whether it is for hate, unfaithfulness, greed, sodomy (homosexual behavior), gossip, lying, immorality, trafficking, covetousness, idol worship (including worshiping ourselves and our desires/ways above His), intoxication, abuse and all the rest that plagues the human heart. He calls us to turn away from sin with healthy strategies and be good stewards of our mental health, by His power to run from deceitful ways that separate us from life Eternal. The good news 🌿is for everyone, that He came to save, for His goodness and care extends to every soul to show His grace, compassion, care 💜, and power to cleans, forgive and redeem us - so that we may live free and grow spiritually. Do same sex attractions and desires remain to tug on us? I understand from the testimonies that although they may still be present, as any attraction/interest does; however Jesus restores a living relationship with Him and life can be lived in full and we can deny and overcome these traps, in His name and it gets easier over time, because He walks with us. This applies to all types of sin that we deny, in Jesus name (and restores us). He is able to give us new hearts 💜 and freedom in Him. Jesus said, He is only Way, Truth and Life (ref: John 14:6)☀️ Jesus said He is the Resurrection and the Life. (ref: John 11:25)☀️ I discovered these links to testimonies and am sharing for support and encouragement: 🎶🧡🕊

  • Jr R.
    08/30/2018 17:59

    Imo all priests are gay... why else would u pledge your life to a magic man in the sky, not marry a women and surround yourself with boys.... and we all know what they do to these boys.

  • Irina V.
    08/30/2018 10:46

    So we are back in the ‘50!! And who should decide they are really gay and there is nothing else to be done for them through psychiatry? After a year, two or we should keep them looked in mental institution until they commit suicide or get better?!? This will make parents treat gay children like seek people and have no love and understanding for them!!!

  • Cyrus K.
    08/29/2018 09:41

    Great pope!

  • Paris H.
    08/29/2018 08:53

    Love is love however & whatever form that takes without judgement, this is all this life is really about Love nothing more nothing less, we are all just visitors on this planet for what is really a short time to learn this lesson, don't let fear or anyone stand in your way of anything you feel to be good, learn to raise your level of consciousness then love your child no matter what as this love is the most precious gift you can give, lesson learnt

  • Vince W.
    08/29/2018 06:13

    Oh no, not you too. Well, I guess it's better than condemning them outright.

  • Silvia M.
    08/29/2018 03:48

    My God! Why people take a pair of words instead of the whole speech? Probably he refers to help not to "cure", but to get self comprehension, for both the child and the family, to accept.

  • Bernard L.
    08/28/2018 15:48

    Very good professional and parental advice.

  • Natalie C.
    08/28/2018 15:42

    Wow that’s a pretty progressive statement for the pope.

  • Kadafi J.
    08/28/2018 15:28

    house of pedophilia

  • Mira K.
    08/28/2018 15:21

    Pravi Sv. Otac, sućutan, poućan, ako ga potrebiti razumiju 😍😥😴

  • Jannatolmaua K.
    08/28/2018 15:14

    Kottar bacchhaaa

  • Hythey K.
    08/28/2018 13:52

    Mad pop

  • Rhonda S.
    08/28/2018 13:19

    Clean up your house and leave gay people alone.

  • آدم ي.
    08/28/2018 12:26

    كيف للذي لم يعرف طعم الأبوة أن يعلم الآباء كيف يربوون أولادهم فعلاً شيئ غريب 😒😒

  • Jeff R.
    08/28/2018 11:31

    Taking advice from a man who has never had a sexual relationship in his life.....that we know of......and if he did it was riddled with guilt and prima fascia forbidden. SMH

  • Arlindo F.
    08/28/2018 09:36

    Habla de los Padres Que Violan los Niños Estupido

  • محمد م.
    08/28/2018 08:14

    كذابين واولهم البابا كلهم امتاعين افروخ سحيقة والحمد لله الذي اكرمنا بالاسلام

  • Grażyna L.
    08/28/2018 06:17


  • Bob T.
    08/28/2018 02:52

    The mental illness is religion not homosexuality. It’s found in over 1,000 species but religion in only one.

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