Franklin Graham: Pope trying to 'normalize homosexuality'
Evangelist Franklin Graham said Thursday that Pope Francis' endorsement of civil unions for same-sex couples is "unthinkable in light of the Word of God."
"For Pope Francis to attempt to normalize homosexuality is to say that Holy Scriptures are false, that our sins really donât matter, and that we can continue living in them," Graham wrote in a Facebook post. "If that were true, then Jesus Christâs death, burial, and resurrection wouldnât have been needed. The cross would have been for nothing. No one has the right or the authority to trivialize Christâs sacrifice on our behalf."...
Wayfarer pilgrim wrote: It is in their priesthood.
A longstanding Tradition, denounced by the Lollards ca. 1396: "... the law of continence annexed to priesthood, that in prejudice of women was first ordained, induces sodomy in Holy Church" Ref. http://sites.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/special/varia/lollards/lollconc.htm
Heard a preacher this morning discussing, as a rabbit trail in his sermon, about the Council of Trent which was a counter-Reformation effort within the RCC. Only a small minority of attendees felt that Scripture was a supreme authority. Most felt it was co-equal with "tradition," and some stating that "tradition" was supreme.
It would seem that the "tradition is supreme" crowd has power, and with that power comes the right to define those traditions.
And because today's traditions are all crowd-sourced abominations, of which the current Pope has wrapped himself.