Pope Francis' recent claim that God creates and loves homosexuals the way they are, contradicts Catholic teaching, Damon Linker has noted in theweek.com (May 23), a secular outlet.
Linker realises that Francis effectively promulgates "two truths". He affirms the official Catholic doctrine "while subtly undermining it with a less stringent pastoral teaching”.
For Linker this is a "stealth reform". He believes that "the [rotten] seed planted now with a minimum of conflict bears [rotten] fruits in the future with even less."
He is convinced that "this is precisely what Pope Francis has in mind."
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