Jose Alessio, a Roman Catholic priest, backs a bill being debated in Congress this week that would grant homosexual couples
marriage and adoption rights, flouting Church doctrine and subjecting himself to sanctions.
"I feel I'm in communion with God, my people and the Gospel, regardless of whether a bishop or the Pope decides to excommunicate me."
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Fr. Jose Alessio has put his life in the hands of God by his living up to the demands of the Gospel, by contradicting the edicts of the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy that bears false witness against, and denies dignity to, LGBT people, and does everything it can to prevent the acquisition of equal rights for God's LGBT children.
Hebrews 11:6 states that without faith (That is, trusting God over and above seen circumstances; trusting God over and above the edicts of authoritarian bureaucrats; trusting God over and above the expectations of mere fallible human beings.) it is impossible to please God.
Fr. Alessio has demonstrated biblical, God-pleasing faith by fighting the good fight of faith in the face of authoritarian legalists who seem to know nothing about the Gospel of grace, or about Jesus' commands to all of His disciples to show love, and in no way judge or condemn any of God's children.
God bless Fr. Alessio, a true hero of the faith!