Pope Francis to Parents: Never Condemn Your Child For Being Gay

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Christopher White writes:

Pope Francis on Jan. 26 told parents not to condemn children who have different sexual orientations.

“Never condemn your children,” said Francis, who said that parents should accompany such children and “not hide behind an attitude of condemnation.”

The pope’s unscripted remarks came during his weekly general audience and offer yet another example of Francis’ delicate tightrope walk of affirming church teaching when it comes to homosexuality and trying to extend a warmer welcome to LGBTQ persons.