Former Pope Benedict Speaks Out Against LGBT Agenda, Accuses Liberal Catholics of Conspiring to Silence Him
Pope Benedict XVI, who stepped down from the papacy in 2013, is making his opinions known about the LGBT agenda.
“A century ago, anyone would have thought it absurd to talk about homosexual marriage. Today those who oppose it are excommunicated from society,” Benedict XVI said.
“It’s the same thing with abortion and creating human life in the laboratory,” he said while adding that it is “only natural” for Catholics to “fear the spiritual power of the Antichrist.”
Benedict is making his voice heard through an authorized biography that was published today in his native Germany. The book, “Benedict XVI – A Life,” also claims that a “malignant distortion of reality” has been at work against his teachings in recent years by Catholic officials desperate to subvert the faith.
“The spectacle of reactions coming from German theology is so misguided and ill-willed that I would prefer not to speak of it,” Benedict said.
“I would rather not analyse the actual reasons why people want to silence my voice,” he added.
The German branch of the Catholic Church has accepted the liberalization of church doctrine in line with Benedict’s successor Pope Francis. Although Benedict maintains that his “personal friendship with Pope Francis has not only endured, but grown,” the two men have major differences in their approach to Catholic theology.
Pope Francis has been extremely pro-gay, and even told an individual who was raped by a pedophile priest that God made him to be homosexual.
Juan Carlos Cruz, a Chilean man who was raped by a homosexual predator priest, said that during their April 2018 meeting Pope Francis told him: “You know Juan Carlos, that does not matter. God made you like this. God loves you like this. The Pope loves you like this and you should love yourself and not worry about what people say.”
Pope Francis has waged war against conservative Catholics (ie. Catholics who actually believe in the teachings of Jesus Christ) throughout his reign as pontiff:
Pope Francis delivered a Christmas message at Paul VI Hall in Vatican City on Saturday in which he blamed conservative Catholics for the church becoming less relevant in the West.
“Today we are no longer the only ones that produce culture, no longer the first nor the most listened to,” said Francis, who has resided over financial and moral scandals that have shaken the church to its core.
“The faith in Europe and in much of the West is no longer an obvious presumption but is often denied, derided, marginalized and ridiculed,” he added.
Francis said that conservative Catholics need to get with the times, and those who believed in tradition are getting in the way of the “common good.” Francis has used his position of authority within the church to argue for gun control, a world government to combat climate change, and porous migration policies.
“Rigidity that is born from fear of change and ends up disseminating stakes and obstacles in the ground of the common good, turning it into a minefield of misunderstanding and hatred,” Francis said.
Although Benedict will not criticize Francis specifically, it is clear that he is opposing Francis’ moves to lead the Catholic Church astray.