News of Note: “Pope Open to Gay Priests?” (UPDATED: Commentary from Al Mohler; Fox News and Washington Times Commentaries on San Antonio’s Proposed Ordinance Punishing Citizens Who Oppose Homosexuality)

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1. “Pope Won’t Judge Gay Priests” (UPDATED August 1: Jesse Johnson and Al Mohler on Pope Francis’ comments and Fox News’Todd Starnes, the Washington Times, and Christian Institutes’ video report on San Antonio’s proposed ordinance)

“Breaking News: the Pope is still Catholic” – Jesse Johnon on Pope Francis’ comments regarding gay priests. (The Cripplegate)

“Who Am I to Judge? The Pope, the Press, and the Predicament” – Al Mohler on Pope Francis’ recent comments about gay priests. (AlbertMohler.com)

“Pope Francis on Homosexual Priests: ‘Who Am I to Judge?’” – Christian News reports on Pope Francis’ statement on gay priests. (Christian News)

“Pope Francis says he won’t judge gay priests” – Pope states that he won’t judge gay priests. (Fox News)

“Pope Signals Openness to Gay Priests” – Is the Pope now open to gay priests? – (Wall Street Journal)

2. “A Mess in the Maternity Ward?” – Fred Butler responds to Michael Brown’s critical comments about John MacArthur and the upcoming Strange Fire conference. (Grace To You)

3. “Some Mormons Search the Web and Find Doubt” – New York Times article on Mormons doubting their faith after doing research on the internet. (New York Times)

4. San Antonio’s prosposed ordinance that may punish citizens and City employees who oppose homosexuality

“Unprecedented’ Ordinances Could Prohibit Christians From Working in San Antonio City Government” – Revised City ordinances in San Antonio could punish City employees if they expresses their religious views against homosexuality. (Christian News)

“[T]he proposed ordinance includes ‘words’ against sexual orientation or gender identity as discriminatory acts,” the document explains. “It allows City Council to prohibit those that speak their religious beliefs regarding homosexuality from serving on city boards. This violates First Amendment freedom of speech and freedom of religion. … For example, if a person publically expresses their religious belief that homosexual behavior is a sin—even if this expression is at a church service—that person could be frozen out of involvement with city government.” – Garrett Haley, Christian News

“San Antonio Proposal Could Bar Christians From City Council” – Fox News’ Todd Starnes on San Antonio’s proposed ordinance. (Fox News)

“Churches across San Antonio are expressing outrage over a proposed anti-discrimination law that would protect LGBT workers but would not provide a religious exemption and would effectively prohibit anyone who opposes homosexuality from holding public office or getting a city contract. The proposed change would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the city’s discrimination ordinance. It would protect gays, lesbians, transgender, and veterans – a move that had critics accusing the council of playing politics with the military.” – Todd Starnes, Fox News

“EDITORIAL: Tolerance in San Antonio” – Washington Times editorial of the proposed ordinance in San Antonio (Washington Times)

“Such bigots, for bigots is what they are, have no qualms about using such power as they have to bully anyone who holds views rooted in tradition or religion. The first draft of the San Antonio proposal would also have forbidden the city from doing business with anyone who fails to espouse politically correct views, and could, theoretically be used to remove anyone from office with a traditional view, or even a view not believed fervently enough, for “malfeasance.” Such discrimination is proposed under the cloak of a “non-discrimination” ordinance. George Orwell is alive and hiding in Texas.” – Washington Times

“San Antonio pastors oppose city’s proposed anti-discrimination law” (YouTube – The Christian Institute)

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One thought on “News of Note: “Pope Open to Gay Priests?” (UPDATED: Commentary from Al Mohler; Fox News and Washington Times Commentaries on San Antonio’s Proposed Ordinance Punishing Citizens Who Oppose Homosexuality)

  1. So does this mean he will not judge any sin? One has to scratch their head at the constant contradiction coming from the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy and why people continue to get caught up in that religious affiliation.

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