Pope Francis’s Views on Homosexuality Date from About 1975

The new pope appears to have gone back in time, as if to assist the 1975 LA police chief in a gay conversion effort.

1. From Letters of Note:

2. From Gawker:

All in all, the police chief seems the more mellow of the two. People were more easygoing in the 70s, I guess. You can look at the photos and judge for yourself.

[Originally posted at The Monkey Cage]

Andrew Gelman

Andrew Gelman is a professor of statistics and political science and director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University.