How should the next pope address LGBT issues?

How should the next pope address LGBT issues?

Star Benford
operations manager | Germantown
“God says don’t judge people. The new pope should say that, too. Just accept people for who they are. If he’s going to take on the role of pope, he should accept everyone. We’re all God’s children. As a leader, he should make that clear to his followers.”

Star Benford
operations manager | Germantown
“God says don’t judge people. The new pope should say that, too. Just accept people for who they are. If he’s going to take on the role of pope, he should accept everyone. We’re all God’s children. As a leader, he should make that clear to his followers.”

Mary Tuomanen
actor | South Philadelphia
“He should express excitement about the opportunity to partner with the LGBT community. We’re moving into the 21st century. The Catholic Church should change with the times and usher people into the fold. It should open its doors to women, and the LGBT community.”

Michael Winstanley
student | Croydon
“Tell people to be com-passionate to the LGBT community. They have a right to lead their own lives as they see fit. He should also make it clear that violence is unacceptable. If you don’t like gays, just leave them alone. Don’t give them a hard time.”

Rebecca Wright
artist | West Philadelphia
“He has a lot of repair work to do. He should actively and vocally reach out to the LGBT community — and try to make up for hundreds of years of religious persecution that the LGBT community has been subjected to. He should do this immediately.”