Saturday, August 29, 2015

Pope Sends Praise To Author Of 'Gay Children's' Book

But the Vatican was quick to clarify that Pope Francis' kind words do not signal that the Roman Catholic Church is changing it's position on sodomy and so-called 'gay marriage" but that's probably not going to give a lot of folks comfort...

(NewsMax) Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday.

As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response.

Francesca Pardi, who writes and publishes books such as "Why you have two mummies", wrote to Francis in June after the publishing company she runs with her wife came under fire from Christian groups. She included examples of her works, some of which have recently been controversially withdrawn from nurseries and primary schools by a new mayor in Venice...

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