Pope Francis advice for when a child tells his or her mom and dad that he/she is homosexual


Ignoring a homosexual child shows a lack of paternity

“But your question is clear,” continued the pope addressing the journalist. “What would I say to a father who sees that his son or daughter has that tendency? I would say first to pray, don’t condemn; dialogue, understand, make space for them. Let them express themselves. Then: At what age does this concern of the child manifest itself? It’s important. It’s one thing when it shows itself from childhood, when there is a lot that can be done through psychiatry, to see how things are. It is something else if it shows itself after 20 years of age or something like that.

“But I’ll never say that silence is a remedy. To ignore a son or daughter with homosexual tendencies is a lack of paternity and maternity. You are my son, you are my daughter as you are! I’m your father, mother. Let’s talk! And if you, father and mother aren’t up to it, ask for help, but always in dialogue because that son and that daughter have the right to a family, and that family is the one they have: don’t throw them out of the family. This is a serious challenge to exercise paternity and maternity.”

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