Pope Francis Support For 80,000-Strong Anti-Gay Protest Against Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico

by Michael Fitzgerald
September 26, 2016 | 7:28am

Pope Francis has voiced his support for an anti-gay protest in Mexico over the weekend which was attended by up to 80,000 people.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said the rally against same-sex marriage aimed to “defend our families.”

Despite saying in 2013 that LGBT people should not be “marginalized” and earlier this year suggesting the church should apologize to gay people for how they have been treated by the institution, in April he said there are “no grounds” for comparing same-sex marriages with “traditional marriages.” In August, he spoke out against transgender children, saying “Today in schools, they are teaching this to children — to children! — that everyone can choose their own gender.”

At his weekly Sunday blessing yesterday, Francis said he willingly joined the Mexico protest “in favor of family and life, which in these times require special pastoral and cultural attention around the world.”

According to Telesur, the protest was “organized by Catholics and the ultra-conservative National Front for the Family, who have been calling people to take to the streets to ‘defend their families and children’ against same-sex marriages and adoptions – which are human rights provided by the Mexican constitution.”

LGBT activists and human rights organizations had asked authorities to prevent the protest and punish clergy members leading the demonstration as they are violating the secularity law of Mexico.

On Friday night hundreds of people gathered at the Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City which was lit up in pink as part of a demonstration in support of same-sex marriage.

Same-sex marriage has been legalized in Mexico City and 9 of the nation’s 31 states. There are challenges in the 22 other states underway.

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Paus Francis telah menyuarakan dukungannya untuk protes anti-gay di Meksiko selama akhir pekan yang dihadiri hingga 80.000 orang.

Mexico City Walikota Miguel Angel Mancera mengatakan unjuk rasa menentang pernikahan sesama jenis bertujuan untuk “membela keluarga kita.”

Meskipun mengatakan pada 2013 bahwa orang LGBT tidak harus “terpinggirkan” dan awal tahun ini menunjukkan gereja harus meminta maaf kepada orang-orang gay untuk bagaimana mereka telah diperlakukan oleh lembaga, pada bulan April ia mengatakan ada “tidak ada alasan” untuk membandingkan sesama jenis “. pernikahan tradisional” pernikahan dengan bulan Agustus, ia berbicara menentang anak transgender, mengatakan “Hari ini di sekolah, mereka mengajarkan ini kepada anak-anak – anak-anak! – Bahwa setiap orang dapat memilih jenis kelamin mereka sendiri “.

Pada mingguan Minggu berkat kemarin, Francis mengatakan ia rela bergabung dengan Meksiko protes “mendukung keluarga dan kehidupan, yang pada saat ini memerlukan perhatian pastoral dan budaya khusus di seluruh dunia.”

Menurut Telesur, protes itu “yang diselenggarakan oleh umat Katolik dan Front Nasional ultra-konservatif untuk Keluarga, yang telah memanggil orang-orang untuk turun ke jalan untuk ‘membela keluarga dan anak-anak mereka’ terhadap pernikahan sesama jenis dan adopsi – yang hak asasi manusia yang diberikan oleh konstitusi Meksiko. ”

aktivis LGBT dan organisasi hak asasi manusia telah meminta pihak berwenang untuk mencegah protes dan menghukum anggota ulama terkemuka demonstrasi karena mereka melanggar hukum sekularitas Meksiko.

Pada Jumat malam ratusan orang berkumpul di Angel de la Independencia monumen di Mexico City yang menyala dalam warna pink sebagai bagian dari demonstrasi untuk mendukung pernikahan sesama jenis.

pernikahan sesama jenis telah dilegalkan di Mexico City dan 9 dari bangsa 31 negara. Ada tantangan di 22 negara lainnya berlangsung