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"Warm greetings to you from all of us at the archdiocese of Chicago as you observe Ramadan, Islam's holiest month, in a special way this year."
Pro-LGBT cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago has recently sent warm greetings to Muslims as they observe Ramadan, causing some Catholics to scratch their heads at the prelate's ability to promote conflicting ideologies.
On the one hand, Cupich publicly denounced one of his own priests for witnessing the burning of a gay banner, causing the priest to go into hiding, while on the other hand, he offers solidarity with non-Catholics, some of whom would remove a practicing homosexual from the land of the living.
Cardinal Cupich: "Let us have the courage to enter into a new normal together — in friendship."
There are currently 12 countries, all Muslim, that punish homosexual acts with the death penalty: Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Brunei.
Imam: "Death is the sentence. We know. There's nothing to be embarrassed about this. Death is the sentence."
These countries base their Islamic laws on interpretations of Sharia, which is based on interpretation of the Koran and the Hadith.
In 2015, various news outlets reported on Muslim extremists throwing homosexuals from rooftops.
Of course, not every Muslim thinks practicing homosexuals should be executed. But with 12 countries using Islam to justify the practice, some are wondering why Cupich has nothing to say against the extreme laws, especially with Pope Francis having altered the Catechism to oppose the death penalty.
Cardinal Cupich: "The spiritual nourishment experienced when fasting from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan may inspire new insights in how to care for each other's needs."
Critics point out that Cupich offers Muslims pleasantries and platitudes, but wouldn't dare correct them, reserving his "correction" for faithful priests.