wouldn't join any heaven that would accept him as a member
By Diogenes (articles ) | December 03, 2009 10:39 AM
Cardinal Lozano Barragan said that active homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, and his remarks were reproduced—often in sensationalized form—in hundreds of media outlets.
This remark, on the other hand, was not widely reproduced:
Barragan's remarks drew a prompt reaction from the Italian gay association Arcigay, which said "yes, it's true, we won't ever get into your heaven, which is a murky and unjust place.”
Think about it: A Roman Catholic cardinal says that someone guilty of gravely immoral acts will not go to heaven, and that’s big news. A homosexual activist says that homosexuals will not go to heaven, and that’s not news. Go figure.
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Posted by: firstname.lastname@example.org -
Dec. 03, 2009 6:44 PM ET USA
A murky and unjust place! He hasn't a clue, poor man. He chose to live by his lower faculties and cannot climb out of that black hole. Our Mother Mary says to PRAY for sinners. They are so depraved and don't know it. Pray for them to WANT to receive GRACE to beat this wrap.
Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Dec. 03, 2009 6:24 PM ET USA
Well, we do know how Christ will judge all as His words in Sacred Scipture are unmistakable. "But outside the city (the New Jerusalem) are the perverts and those who practice magic, the immoral and the murderers, those who worship idols and those who are liars both in words and deeds." Rev. 22:15 Also see 1 Corinthians 6: 8-10
Posted by: Flavian -
Dec. 03, 2009 12:08 PM ET USA
We can judge the acts as gravely immoral, but only God can judge the soul. When Jesus comes during death, it is always possible for this person to say "Lord, have mercy on me a sinner."