The new pope Francis has been getting great press just for seeming like an ordinary human being in his everyday interactions. But we should not overlook the fact that on the major issues that have defined the church so negatively, he seems fully accepting of those reactionary doctrines.
The only sign of flexibility was in 2010 when he suggested adoption of civil unions in Argentina. But that was only because he was trying to block the even worse (in the church’s eyes) legalization of same sex marriage. But that ploy failed on two counts: his fellow Argentinian bishops would not go along, and the Argentine government went ahead and legalized it anyway.
Bill Maher decides to bring everyone back to Earth from their Francis frenzy.