Basically speaking, the pope is faulting the church for focusing so much on homosexuality and abortion.
Homosexuality isn't even mentioned in the new testament, and yet the church has treated it like it's part of the 10 commandments (even though it's not).
From the pope's own mouth
I actually take issue with his answer. This is pretty much the love-the-person-hate-the-sin bullshit that we've been hearing from bigots."A person once asked me, in a provocative manner, if I approved of homosexuality,” he told La Civilta Cattolica. “I replied with another question: 'Tell me, when God looks at a gay person, does he endorse the existence of this person with love, or reject and condemn this person?'
Try to think of it this way. They go out by the masses to vote against our rights. They tell us they love us, but they deny us basic rights in society. Is that really love or just bullshit?
I'm seriously thinking about marrying my boyfriend/partner. I can't really see myself leaving him anytime soon or ever. But for now as it stands, our union will not be recognized and something as simple as visitation rights will be like jumping through 20 hoops. How on this green earth is that them showing they love us?
I do give it to the pope for the following words.
He's right. Homosexuality isn't even on the 10 commandments and it doesn't even show up in the new testament. The only parts of the bible it showed up was in the old testament right next to putting your neighbor to death for eating shellfish. And yet for decades the church has treated it like murder."We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible," he said. "The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear, and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time."