...free to propagate flat falsehoods.
Today on Facebook, I came across this rather ridiculous post at a place illuminatingly called Occupy The Vatican:
Pope Francis said “Gay Parents Aren’t Capable Of Loving Children Like Straight Parents”
Pope Francis once again stressed the importance of children being raised by heterosexual parents, likening a long-lasting marriage to a good wine, in which a husband and wife make the most of their gender differences.
Francis addressed a crowd of about 25,000 followers from the Diocese of Rome, saying the differences between men and women are fundamental and “an integral part of being human.”
“They’re not scared of the differences!” the pope said. “What great richness this diversity is, a diversity which becomes complementary, but also reciprocal. It binds them, one to the other.”
He stressed that heterosexual marriages ensure a couples’ happiness and are essential for good parenting. “Children mature seeing their father and mother like this; their identity matures being confronted with the love their father and mother have, confronted with this difference,” Francis said.
The pontiff’s address came a day after Rome celebrated gay pride with a parade which included the city’s mayor, Ignazio Marino, just outside the Vatican walls.
What children need are parents. Parents who will love them, nurture them and protect them. What they don’t need is to be told that the anatomy of the parents raising them will somehow make them into better people. In fact, research shows that children raised by same sex couples do as well as those raised by heterosexual couples.
It's hard not to note the quote marks in the post's headline or the phrase, "Pope Francis Said".
Now read the post. And the linked WaPo article... and fill us in on whether the Pope actually said what he's alleged to have said.
The answer is no.
Instead, in the linked WaPo piece, the Pope merely extols the apparently convoluted notion, at least according to the Occupy The Vatican people, that children ought to have a mother and a father.
The meme represented by the graphic is likely to go viral, at least among lefties and passed along as truth when in fact clearly it is not.
Objective truth no longer matters. You simply say that which furthers your cause, which supports your movement, which makes your ideological point, no matter as to its veracity.
God help us all.
*Trans-truth - If you identify something as being true then clearly, it must be. Thank you Bruce (Caitlyn). Thank you Rachel.
Crossposted at Wizbang.