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The queer man heading Fordham University's theology department is not in step with the current head of the Catholic Church, who as the archbishop of Buenos Aires referred to same-sex marriage as Satan's weapon for attacking the family.
In 2010, then Cdl. Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, was fighting the legalization of same-sex marriage in Argentina. He addressed a letter to Argentina's four monasteries asking them for prayers to defeat the immoral legislation. He began the letter by explaining how same-sex marriage would exploit children:
In the coming weeks, the Argentine people will face a situation whose outcome can seriously harm the family ... At stake is the identity and survival of the family: father, mother and children. At stake are the lives of many children who will be discriminated against in advance, and deprived of their human development given by a father and a mother and willed by God.
In his letter the cardinal, who three years later would become Pope Francis, then clarified that legalizing same-sex marriage was a diabolical attack on the family:
At stake is the total rejection of God's law engraved in our hearts. Let us not be naive: this is not simply a political struggle, but it is an attempt to destroy God's plan. It is not just a bill but a "move" of the father of lies who seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.
At the Humanum conference in 2014, Pope Francis stated, "Children have a right to grow up in a family with a father and a mother capable of creating a suitable environment for the child's development and emotional maturity." In 2016, Pope Francis also spoke out against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Mexico.
Watch the panel discuss the move by Catholic teachers to normalize homosexual acts in The Download—Queer Theology."