Pope compares homophobia to Nazism. Christian bigot upset.

Pope compares homophobia to Nazism. Christian bigot upset. November 16, 2019
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CALVIN Freiburger, a right-wing ‘pro-life’ and anti-gay commentator, suggests that the Pope may have just compared world leaders who ‘merely express disapproval of homosexuality’ to Nazis.

In a piece written for LifeSiteNews, Freiburger said:

While the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that homosexuals must be treated with ‘respect, compassion, and sensitivity’ while simultaneously being ‘called to chastity’ and recognizing that same-sex attraction is ‘intrinsically disordered’, suspicion lingers that, given the Pope’s broader record on LGBT issues, his remarks may extend to world leaders who merely express disapproval of homosexuality and oppose the LGBT agenda.

He was reacting reports that Pope Francis yesterday (Friday) said that speeches given today by some government leaders remind him of Hitler in the way they treat “Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies.”

Freiburger said that he Pope’s remarks, given at the 20th World Congress of the International Association of Criminal Law in Rome, were:

Calvin Freiburger

Typically ambiguous without specifying any particular politicians, movements, or regions. But media reports are already implying they are a broad criticism of politicians who oppose the homosexual agenda.

Reuters, for example, ran the headline: “Pope compares politicians who rage against gays to Hitler.” The Pope said, according to a translation by Reuters:

It is not coincidental that at times there is a resurgence of symbols typical of Nazism. And I must confess to you that when I hear a speech (by) someone responsible for order or for a government, I think of speeches by Hitler in 1934, 1936.

With the persecution of Jews, gypsies, and people with homosexual tendencies, today these actions are typical (and) represent ‘par excellence’ a culture of waste and hate. That is what was done in those days and today it is happening again.

The Pope did not offer any examples of the speeches he had in mind. Reuters cites one possible example as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, above, telling an interviewer he would rather have a dead son than a gay son.

Freiburger wrote:

Francis has raised eyebrows by meeting with various LGBT individuals and pro-LGBT groups, including the notorious Jesuit Fr James Martin, who has touted the meeting as an endorsement of his ‘ministering with LGBT Catholics’.

This summer he appointed Newark archbishop Cardinal Joseph Tobin, who has vocally dissented from Catholic teaching on the subject, to the Congregation for Catholic Education. The Pope has also been criticized for sending mixed messages on the permissibility of same-sex relationships.

Freiburger then pointed out:

While left-wing activists often compare conservatives and Christians to Nazis for their views on issues such as homosexuality, the Nazi regime in fact sought to supplant Christianity, and its persecution of homosexuals came from its views on Aryan population growth, not out of any Christian understanding of the nature of sex and sin.

Freiburger needs to be reminded that:

Long-buried Vatican files reveal a new and shocking indictment of World War II’s Pope Pius XII: that in pursuit of absolute power he helped Adolf Hitler destroy German Catholic political opposition, betrayed the Jews of Europe, and sealed a deeply cynical pact with a 20th-century devil.

This is how The Slowly Boiled Frog describes the writer:

Calvin Freiburger is one of LifeSiteNews’ low-voltage robots. Stick a quarter in the thing and it recites homophobia a capella.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn


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  • Michael Neville

    Freiburger is unhappy because the Pope does not endorse Cal’s bigotry.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    oppose the LGBT agenda.

    Can I get a hard copy of the ‘LGBT Agenda’ from the LGBT Chair-person for my files please?

    I’d just like to see what the plan is.

  • Raging Bee

    Well, yeah, the Pope compared world leaders who merely expressed disapproval of homosexuality to world leaders who merely expressed disapproval of Jews (and blacks, and gays, and liberals, and atheists, and…). So what’s the problem here?

  • Raging Bee

    Just don’t open it in Microsoft Project, otherwise the macros will make you gay too…

  • Jim Jones

    I’m shocked, shocked . . . .

    No, burned out from this BS.

  • Freodin

    While left-wing activists often compare conservatives and Christians to Nazis for their views on issues such as homosexuality, the Nazi regime in fact sought to supplant Christianity, and its persecution of homosexuals came from its views on Aryan population growth, not out of any Christian understanding of the nature of sex and sin.

    Summary: Nazis are bad, because they hate gays for the wrong reasons. Christians are good, because they hate gays for the right reasons.

    Glad that has been cleared up. I wouldn’t want to hate anyone for the wrong reasons.

  • (((J_Enigma32)))

    The real irony here is that everything the pope is doing will actually ensure that the catholic church stays around a bit longer, because it opens the door to inclusivity and other people, while everything Freiburger is pushing will ensure it does off that much faster, because it’s taking an exclusionary stance. If Free Burger up there really cared about the church, he’d been support Darth Cuddlebug (thanks, Captain Cassidy) in his bid to open the church up to more people.

    Of course, this says nothing about what the Amazon Synod is doing. Holy cow, if that spreads that’ll be some huge changes to the way the church works. Welcome ones by everyone except anti-Catholics like Free Burger, apparently.

  • barriejohn

    My thoughts exactly.

  • Gussie FinkNottle

    Gott Mit Uns…yep, that sure sounds like a regime bent on suppressing Christianity. Well spotted, Cal.

  • Freethinker

    Given that approximately 80% of the Vatican is homosexual according to legit reports and a well fact checked book, the Pope is just coming around to a) support his own executive team while b) attempting to score some progressive points which of course distracts from the wholesale shielding of pedophiles. It’s sad that anyone is paying attention to a man who runs the world’s oldest and largest crime empire.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    Look in the mirror, Bergoglio. Jesus told us to deal with the plank in our own eye before we call attention to the speck in our brother’s.

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  • Ann Kah

    He gives off some serious incel vibes. Calvin should be delighted that there are gay males, because decreasing the pool of straight males might give him a chance to find a woman.

  • barriejohn

    The N..zis used the Church to help achieve their ends, and, ironically, Stalin did the same once Russia was invaded. Religion and nationalism go hand in hand. Now Putin and others are doing the selfsame thing. God is always on “our” side!

  • Etranger

    The Pope’s message was problematic since he seems to not understand that he and his bishops are the worst offenders of anti-glbt rhetoric! His whole statement was ridiculous.

  • Mike Panic

    69FUCK YOU POPIE!!! GO EAT 69SHIT AND 69DIE.

  • barriejohn

    No; just that H…er became more and more deluded and out of touch with reality as the war progressed.

  • barriejohn

    I haven’t said anything that is untrue, so stop splitting hairs. You’re just making your self look stupid!

  • I haven’t said anything that is untrue, so stop splitting hairs. You’re just making your self look stupid!

    What you previously wrote is only partially true – and what you wrote is completely irrelevant.

    Your attempts to distract from the blame that appropriately belongs to the Christians, for overwhelmingly voting to give Hitler dictatorial powers does not do anything to make me look bad.

    Your claim that I am splitting hairs is not true.

    The naked racism of the German Christians is what Hitler appealed to, in order to get German Christian support.

    .