It seems my recent post on Pope Francis was posted a few days too early.
Props to George Takei for pointing out this article that gives us some insight on what the Pope actually thinks about gays.
Of course his words are largely in line with the teachings of his church. If they were not, he would not be Pope in the first place. But the very fact that he expressed that it is not his place to judge is a radical statement from the office this man holds. It leads me to wonder whether the man truly believes all of the doctrine, or actually recognizes all of the wrongs the Catholic church still supports as legacy of doctrine put into place by primitive men nearly two thousand years ago.
This Papacy is going to be one that is studied by historians as marking significant change in the Catholic Church at a difficult juncture.