Chaos Frank strikes again…
Francis and the Gay Penguins:
The Latest Kerfuffle in FrancisChurch
Just ahead of “Pope” Francis’ visit to the United States after the Supreme Court’s (invalid) ruling that homosexual unions are to be considered “marriage”, and about 6 weeks ahead of the much-anticipated October Synod on Marriage and the Family, once again there is chaos in Novus Ordo Land about what the “Pope” has — or has not — said to a lesbian activist who put together a children’s book in which gentle souls are groomed to be accepting of the idea of unnatural “families”, in which both “parents” share the same sex (often incorrectly termed “gender”, which is actually a grammatical term).
What happened is that in 2011, same-sex-“married” author Francesca Pardi had published a book for children called Piccolo Uovo (“Little Egg”), which is the story of an egg that is found by different animal “families”, including lesbian rabbits and gay penguins. The book thus subtly desensitizes children to the idea that “parents” are not necessarily a combination of male and female but can also consist of male-male or female-female spouses.
When the newly-elected conservative mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, took office on June 15 of this year, he immediately set out to purge homosexual and “gender” propaganda from the city’s schools and libraries, including Pardi’s Piccolo Uovo, which is clearly a threat to the morals of the little ones.
Pardi then sent a package of her books to “Pope” Francis, “including seven or eight books which deal with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues (LGBT), [which] was accompanied by a heartfelt letter from the author describing the attacks she has come under in recent months” (“Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children’s book”, The Guardian, Aug. 28, 2015). In other words, she wrote to Francis specifically to complain about the “unjust” treatment she’s been receiving for being a pervert in public and trying to influence children in a way to be accepting of unnatural vice.
In July, Pardi and her “wife” received a response from the Vatican Secretariat of State (yes, it was addressed to both!), speaking on behalf of the bogus Pontiff:
His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it evoked, hoping for an always more fruitful activity in the service of young generations and the spread of genuine human and Christian values.
(Quoted in “Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children’s book”, The Guardian, Aug. 28, 2015)
The letter was signed by “Mgr.” Peter Bryan Wells, Assessor for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, and it included at the end Francis’ “Apostolic Blessing”.
While of course the Vatican has already officially denied the obvious — never believe anything until the Vatican has officially denied it —, it is simply silly to maintain that this is not at least a tacit endorsement of the gender-trash Pardi foists upon the unsuspecting souls of little ones. Of course, the answer was given that this was just a boilerplate thank-you, and no endorsement of the harmful pervert agenda was intended, but this can hardly suffice as an explanation, especially not since Pardi had explicitly mentioned the “discrimination” she was suffering for being a public, practicing homo-pervert in her accompanying letter.
Another attempted explanation, namely that Francis was asking the author to promote Christian values instead, is beyond laughable and entirely lacking in justification. The Vatican’s “clarification” that the “blessing” at the end “is for the person and not for (any) teaching against the Doctrine of the Church on gender ideology” (source), is likewise as absurd as it is contrived, since the person exists as a whole (that’s why at the Last Judgment, the entire person is judged — you won’t see yourself go to Heaven while your sins go to hell).
Here is a list of select news stories and commentaries on this latest chaos engendered (no pun intended!) by FrancisChurch:
- “Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children’s book” (The Guardian)
- “Pope Francis’ Vatican Sends ‘Blessing’ to Publisher of Homosexual-Friendly Books for Children” (Catholic Family News)
- “Pope Francis sends letter lauding LGBT-themed children’s book banned by Venice mayor” (Daily News)
- “Vatican: Pope did not endorse ‘gay penguin’ book” (EWTN News)
- “Vatican mixed-up in Italy’s ‘banned books’ battle” (Associated Press via CBS News)
- “Vatican thanks lesbian author for thoughtful gesture and spread of genuine human and Christian values”(Call Me Jorge)
- “An Error Not Resisted is Approved” (OnePeterFive)
- “Did the pope just endorse a gay children’s book? Of course not, says Vatican” (Life Site News)
- “Francesca Pardi lays out the six facts about letter from the Vatican/Francis” (Call Me Jorge)
No, we’re not going into any deep discussion now of what this or that translated word really means, or whether Francis was “really” aware of what books Pardi had written, etc. (Remember the Communist Crucifix story? Boy, did that get interesting!) Besides, this was not the first time Francis is reported to have given his support for same-sex relationships, and Pardi and her “wife” even care for four children!
Now that everything has transpired the way it has, if Francis were really innocent in the matter and this whole thing were just a misunderstanding or a mistake, then there is only one course of action Francis could now legitimately take to redress the scandal: Fire “Mgr.” Peter Wells; make unmistakably clear at an audience or a press conference in which he himself speaks that he condemns the lesbian author, her “wife”, and her work attacking children’s innocence; condemn officially the errors of the “gender” and homosexualist ideologies; explain how such a terrible mistake could have happened; apologize that it occurred under his watch; and outline what steps he is taking to ensure that this will never happen again.
Nothing less than this could possibly suffice to credibly exonerate him. Barring this, he will be guilty by being complicit at the very least through silence. Will he do it? Will he take the steps mentioned above?
Sure he will. Right after hell freezes over.