Pope gives same-sex legal unions the thumbs up

| 21/10/2020 | 91 Comments
Pope Francis

(CNS): Pope Francis has endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time since he became pontiff in 2013. The leader of the Catholic Church gave his public support for LGBTQ rights during an interview in a film documentary “Francesco”, which premiered in Rome on Wednesday. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” he said.

“What we have to have is a civil union law; that way they are legally covered,” the pope added in the feature length film looking at the life and ministry of Pope Francis by Evgeny Afineevsky.

Although Francis has previously backed legal unions for gay couples when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires, he has not done so while wearing the papal hat. The endorsement is obviously significant given his influence over the more than 1.2 billion Roman Catholics around the world and the change to the long-held Vatican position on marriage equivalency for same-sex couples.

Dr Leo Raznovich, a local attorney who has played a key role in lobbying for LGBT rights in Cayman and has worked pro-bono on the Day-Bodden, same sex marriage case welcomed the revelation, today.

“In relation to Pope Francis support for same sex civil unions, I celebrate it as this is, from my perspective, in great part the result of the lobbying efforts leaded by Baroness Helena Kennedy, the Honorable Michael Kirby , Mark Ellis and myself in the private hearing held in the Vatican with LGBTI activists and supporters on April 5,2019,” he said.

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  1. Chris says:


  2. Anonymous says:

    Pope is a Dope

  3. Anonymous says:

    ALL religions are for weak minded fools. Richard Dawkins is da man!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Easy for him to say.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them.

    -Romans 16:17

  6. Anonymous says:

    I always thought the Pope was a little off!

    • Cayman Mon says:

      A little! That man is W A Y Y Y off. Always thought that this was not a Godly man. Demonic forces have infiltrated all walks of society and this is the pinnacle of it all.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Does the Pope shit in the woods?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Did anyone really expect him to disagree? The Catholic Church for YEARS has been getting away with abusing young boys all because ” they chose to live a life of celibacy dedicated to GOD” but obviously could not/cannot control their disgusting urges.

    Really a disgusting “entity” and makes it bad for all others who are truly there for the right reasons. SMFH

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nothing new here people…..move along

  10. Anonymous says:

    Great news, but unfortunately it only serves to distract attention from the millions of child abuse cases still ongoing from the abuse of priests. There is a reason why the age of consent is 14 at the Vatican!
    Realistically, the faith is built upon the intake of hallucinogenic substances and has grown into a money-hungry empire that abuses children. I wish it was different. I wish these weren’t the facts.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Pope Francis is a human, just like the rest of us.
    And just like the rest of us, he will answer to God.

  12. Duff says:

    well we deff going hell now, all hope lost for humanity what more will 2020 bring

  13. Anonymous says:

    As Catholics, is now time to admit that this is moving towards to in-your-face corruption of the Church, Catholic Dogma and the Anti-Pope

  14. Anonymous says:

    He just follow fashioning Cayman, #worldclass

  15. Anonymous says:

    God has spoken yet again and the best part is that homophobes and bigots can do nothing about it. Best unexpected news of the year.

  16. Anonymous says:

    We are all just children of the corn.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Well it’s now time the Pope/Catholics allow priest to marry! It’s a crying shame they control and manipulate the priest lives! It’s a sad, sad situation!!

  18. Anonymous says:

    God appoints no human to act on its behalf.

    • Anonymous says:

      Well according to Christian canon

      1 – God used humans to author the bible via divine inspiration
      (pretty clear example of appointing humans to act on his behalf)

      and 2 – if you belief Jesus of Nazareth is God the Son in human form then he also pretty clearly states that his apostles should travel the world and act on his behalf (he even bestowed powers to them). All of which is stated in Luke 9:1-6

      So assuming you are a Christian you either:

      a) have no idea what you are talking about


      b) think that what is written in the Bible isn’t true and that you know more about God than the book Chrisitians claim is the literal word of God


      maybe both

    • Anonymous says:

      So why do churches constantly try to obstruct human rights or women rights?

  19. Anonymous says:

    As a catholic, I am very disappointed in our pope. Fornication is legal but I wouldn’t expect the Pontiff to endorse it.

    • Anonymous says:

      More than disappointed. This is undermining the Church.

    • Anonymous says:

      As an atheist it amuses me beyond belief to watch you lot bouncing around in the intellectual cul-de-sac you’ve driven deeper and deeper into over the last few thousand years.

      Keep up the good work!

  20. Anonymous says:

    How do the Imams feel about this?

  21. Anonymous says:

    Question for the pope. If they are Children of God which they are then why are you not advocating for equal marriage instead of civil unions?
    I do not trust any organized religion especially when they have abused countless children under their care. Too little too late!

    • Anonymous says:

      All people are God’s creation,,,,But unless you repent you’re not a child of God. ,

    • Catholic or Protestant it matters little when there are kids to fiddle says:

      Protestant Pastors and Churches have covered up just as much child abuse as Catholics have

      Some of you have very short memories
      Local convicted child sex offender Errington Webster literally had a “Bishop” testify in his defense, and that was barely 3 years ago:

      ” The last defense witness was Bishop Richard Hylton of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Bodden Town. He said he had known Webster for 12 years and found him to be honest, hard working, very loving, kind and giving, an upright man in the community. He said he would recommend Webster to anyone with no reservation.”


  22. Anonymous says:

    Ok so now the god-botherers in Cayman can get back in their boxes, right? Clearly God’s representative on Earth wouldn’t do this without some direct communication from the big guy, so it must be OK. Can we all move on now?

  23. Pg says:

    Gods judgement is coming, laugh if you want but when it hits, you will not be laughing, pope or no pope all you people that believe in this sin against God, will feel his wrath so be prepared, you think this Virus was something, you haven’t seen anything yet, so lay back and enjoy your sin, it won’t be long. he gave you time to repent and you thought it was a joke but the joke is on all of you.

    • Anonymous says:

      Another couple of thousands of years. Yawn. Aren’t you tired yet? I think me and God are good. Neither me or Him judge others for who we love. Not sure what God you are talking about.

    • Concerned says:

      And you ‘worship’ this guy? Get real. Your views are fit fir the nut house.

    • BeaumontZodecloun says:

      Easy there brother. Judgement doesn’t really belong to you, now does it? Me either. Jesus preached unity and love, not damnation.

      Love thy neighbor as thyself. No other commandment is greater than this.

      Your enemy is not amongst the people, who are in the same boat as you, trying to row against the current.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Good for him! But the Vatican is a very corrupt institution so I don’t trust them…

  25. Anonymous says:

    The Pope is pure evil.

  26. I guess our local hospitals will be pretty busy in the few days to come . I would deploy a lot more personnel at the ER this coming Sunday !

    🤣🤪🤡🌎 The local ministers better prepare . The End is Nigh kind of sermons will surely be preached including in the MLA methinks !

    “Good folks Rome is DAMNED ! 🤣🤣🤣 let us all pray and donate TODAY for I will jetski from our shores to the Holy Vatican, to implore the Holy See to reconsider !” “Can I get an Amen ?” Church in a frenzy after 5 minutes “Alleluia !” . A few weeks later the good pastor returns with a few extra pounds for more funds wearing a faux back brace asking for his flock to pray for him and cure him from his ailments through their prayers AND contributions !

  27. Anonymous says:

    What are his views on NPO compliance?

  28. Anonymous says:

    Are you listening Christians of Cayman?
    I doubt it, ignorance rules here.

    • OnlyIncayman says:

      Not only ! You forgot that to many ignorance is bliss and that Greed is Eternal ! ESPECIALLY When it comes to contributions to some of our local preachers !

      I certainly wouldn’t be surprised to see that crisis within the Christian faith to be exploited by some rather unscrupulous leaders !

      After the purgatory preachings during the pressers by our now iconic jackass rider , few things will surprise our local audience now !

    • Anonymous says:

      Only thing they be listening to is their collection plate.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Someone go check make sure Anthony Eden na had an aneurism xD

  30. Anonymous says:

    Of course he would!! They have been having same sex relationships for years!!! LOL

  31. JTB says:

    But, but, hasn’t he read the bible?

  32. Anonymous says:

    Why does anyone give the Pope the time of day. They are anti abortion which is as backward a policy as any modern civilised society could have and oversee widespread child abuse throughout the world.

  33. Anonymous says:

    The altar boys will be so pleased to hear this news.

  34. Anonymous says:

    The honorable for life speaker of the house has more followers here.

  35. Anonymous says:

    What’s his view on Pedophilia?

  36. False Prophets says:

    Yet the Pope failed to condemn the abuses of the Roman Catholic Church in protecting hundreds of years of abuse and their biggest modern day scandal involving the sexual predatory actions of Catholics priests all around the globe. The church is the richest organization in the world that condones the behaviour of it’s priest and those in the Vatican that protected them and the systemic abuse of many children

    • Anonymous says:

      Talking of false prophets, he has – but don’t let facts get in the way of your prejudices 😉

      “The consecrated person, chosen by God to guide souls to salvation, lets himself be subjugated by his own human frailty, or by his own illness, thus becoming a tool of Satan. In the abuses, we see the hand of evil that does not spare even the innocence of children.” Pope Francis, Feb 2019

    • Anonymous says:

      And did business with the Nazis

  37. Anonymous says:

    Queue the local successors and offshoots of English Protestants using this as some justification and proof that their sect is correct or holier than Catholicism (despite their sect only existing because a English king 480 years ago wanted a divorce so he could marry one of his mistresses )

    Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox or what have you, you are all in the same mess, attempting to speak for a deity with a 2000 year old set of dusty scrolls and nothing to show for it but 2000 years of squabbling, contradictions and backpedalling as soon as there is an issue

    Have a personal faith, more power to you, but organised religion is a sham full stop. Invented by men to claim power and used by men to maintain power.

  38. Leviticus 18:22 says:

    Read Leviticus 18:22

  39. Anonymous says:

    a real christian ….caymanians take note.

  40. Anonymous says:

    That’s cause he know they don’t need to worry about birth control. 🥳

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