When it comes to stances on LGBT rights, Pope Francis can be hot and cold. The leader of the Catholic Church was cold on Saturday, when he expressed a limited view of "families" at his weekly general audience at the Vatican. "It is painful to say this today. People speak of varied families, of various kinds of family," however, "the family [as] man and woman in the image of God is the only one," said Francis, according to Independent Online, a South Africa-based news source. The pope's definition of a family excludes same-sex couples, in addition to other "varied" nontraditional families like single parents.
June 16 / The Advocate