|Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont of 1095, given a late Gothic setting in this illumination from the Livre des Passages d'Outre-mer, of c 1490 (Bibliothèque nationale de France) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Christianity is a rigid patriarchy that at best tolerates its
at worst defrocks, excommunicates and burns them at thestake.
There has been a lot of wonder this week because PopeFrancis said he doesn't judge gay people.
There have always been gay priests.
If Pope Francis had said, "I think women should be equalpartners in the church and I think the Godhead should reflect
the fact that we are all children of the Spirit," then there wouldbe cause for wonder.
But he didn't.
And he won't.
You just can't get here from there.