Pope Francis says women are unfit for political office, that gay adoption is child abuse and that same sex-marriage seriously damages family members. In short, the brand new pope is simply another religious bigot, with a record of misogyny and homophobia.
In a public flurry of pomp and ostentatious display, the first kind Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was named Pope Francis on Wednesday, March 13.
However, Pope Francis is sold with some heavy and disturbing baggage. Francis is on record proclaiming that women aren’t anything more than the helpers for men, and are also themselves unfit for political office. In a speech against Argentina presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner caved 2007, in the electoral campaign, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio said:
In addition to the blatant misogyny, Francis can be on record speaking out forcefully against laws granting marriage and adoption rights for gay men and lesbians. In a 2010 letter published in L’Osservatore Romano, he asserted that gay adoption can be a way of discrimination against children, and claimed same sex marriage would ‘seriously damage the family unit.’
Francis even went on to claim that the struggle for marriage equality is just not a political struggle, yet it’s an endeavor to “destroy God’s plan, a ‘move’ in the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the youngsters of God.”