The CNN Anchor revealed his own views on God, stating that he does not believe God judges people. This is in response to the Pope’s recent declaration on gay union.
What is God for then Don?
I don’t know about you, but when I think about God, I think about judgement. That is the whole point!
God is SUPPOSED to be a judge, and the only authority behind what is wrong and right, an impartial judge above the whims of men and women.
If Don Lemon wants to air his views on The Pope, then fine, he can say whatever he wants, but on God?
The literature on that is pretty clear, God judges people, God is the only entity with the justification to judge human beings.
Take a look:
The Associated Press had more on the Pope’s recent ruling:
The Vatican declared Monday that the Catholic Church won’t bless same-sex unions since God “cannot bless sin.”
The Vatican’s orthodoxy office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a formal response to a question about whether Catholic clergy have the authority to bless gay unions. The answer, contained in a two-page explanation published in seven languages and approved by Pope Francis, was “negative.”
The note distinguished between the church’s welcoming and blessing of gay people, which it upheld, but not their unions. It argued that such unions are not part of God’s plan and that any sacramental recognition of them could be confused with marriage.
The note immediately pleased conservatives, disheartened advocates for LGBT Catholics and threw a wrench in the debate within the German church, which has been at the forefront of opening discussion on hot-button issues such the church’s teaching on homosexuality.
Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, which advocates for greater acceptance of gays in the church, predicted the Vatican position would be ignored, including by some Catholic clergy.
The Hill had more on Don Lemon’s reaction:
CNN’s Don Lemon on Monday said the Vatican needs to “reexamine themselves and their teachings” after it declared that the Roman Catholic Church cannot bless same-sex unions because God “cannot bless sin.”
“I respect people’s right to believe in whatever they want to believe in their God,” Lemon said in an interview on “The View.”
“But if you believe in something that hurts another person or that does not give someone the same rights or freedoms, not necessarily under the Constitution, because this is under God, I think that that’s wrong,” he said.
Lemon, who got engaged to his boyfriend, Tim Malone, in spring 2019, was pressed by co-host Meghan McCain for his thoughts on the declaration from the Vatican’s orthodoxy office.