Monday, while aboard an Alitalia flight from Rio de Janeiro to the Vatican, Pope Francis
stunned the world when he indicated a softening of the Catholic Church’s views on homosexuality.
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” he asked.
But like the Catholic Church, the GOP does need to embrace the gay conservatives within its flock, and likewise straight conservatives like me who support gay marriage. Some in the party already do, and I’m hopeful more will follow.