Pope: Church Must Stop Focusing On Gays, Abortion

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•38 Sep 20, 2013

Claiming that the Catholic Church had become “obsessed” with “small-minded rules” on social issues, such as contraception, abortion, and homosexuality, Pope Francis said the Church should be more inclusive and focus on spreading messages of compassion instead of condemnation. What do you think?

  • “Okay, but they better find some other outlet for my bigotry.”

    Hal Wong –
    Marine Animal Trainer

  • “So I can’t hate gays but I also can’t be gay? What’s left?”

    Jo Pirozzi –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Now we can focus our contempt where it belongs: on the gluttons.”

    Gunter Grech –
    Pawnbroker