By Pete Riehm
Guest Colmnist 

God made you for something better


May 31, 2018

It seems Pope Francis has a penchant for igniting firestorms with his unscripted comments, but the latest may be a fanciful tempest in a tea pot. He set LGBTQ passions ablaze with hopes of affirmation and fired up conservative Christians with possible apostasy when he reportedly told a gay Chilean man: “God made you that way and loves you.”

Context is vitally important here. The gay man, Juan Carlos Cruz, was a victim of sexual abuse by a Chilean Priest and then maligned and ostracized by the Catholic hierarchy in Chile when they sought to deny the crimes and cover it up. Pope Fra...

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