Papa Luciani e la Tolleranza per i Gay

Info prese dalla Wikipedia inglese:

(Nota: Queste frasi sono state rimosse dal paragrafo il 15 Agosto 2009 poi ristrutturate in una sezione ingrandita intitolata, La teologia morale di Giovanni Paolo I. Esso è attualmente in fase di revisione, in attesa di conferma attraverso citazioni appropriate.)

SEXUAL ORIENTATION

In 1941, he wrote a thesis, Strategy of a Strange War (currently in theApostolic Library), in which he discussed human sexuality after observing the sexual behavior of Italian prisoners. He concluded that sexual orientation was essentially unchangeable, and that it was not uncommon for heterosexual male prisoners to engage in same-sex acts, thus illustrating a distinction between sexual behavior and sexual orientation. During his time as Patriarch of Venice he became particularly outspoken on issues of sexuality, and controversially advocated greater tolerance and acceptance in the Church for gay men and women.

LGBT ADOPTION

He permitted the adoption of children from orphanages in his diocese by homosexualcouples reasoning in a letter to a colleague, “that we have found that homosexuals will take handicapped and less than healthy and attractive children. Most importantly they will take bastards.” It was his lobbying in the Italian Parliament that made it legal for single persons to adopt children in Italy, directly accepting that this would include homosexuals.In a letter to his mother he bemoaned that “There is something terribly wrong with a society that thinks one’s sex is what makes one a good parent”.

GAY CIVIL UNIONS

Before his death Pope Paul VI even permitted Luciani to address the Vatican cardinals on the possibility the Church might encourage homosexuals to enter into long-term loving relationships. This received a poor reception, but in conclusion he stated that, “The day is not far off when we will have to answer to these people who through the years have been humiliated, whose rights have been ignored, whose human dignity has been offended, their identity denied and their liberty oppressed. What is more we will have to answer to the God who created them”

A spirited discussion of these quotes and their implications can be found at the Wild Reed Blog here.

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