In the rest of the world, the Catholic Church has always maintained that they are not against homosexuals, just homosexual acts, and that they are for human rights. Of course, the Church once supported the move by the Mussolini government to inter gays on concentration camps and kill as many as possible. So, it is not surprising that the Church, while saying one thing in, say, the United States is saying something else in, say, Uganda.
There, at the Uganda Joint Christian Council, Catholic Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was joined by Anglican Archbishop Henry Luke Orombi and Orthodox Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga in backing the “Kill The Gays” bill. In the past, the Catholic Church has opposed the bill with Lwanga saying in 2010:
“The Church … teaches the Christian message of respect, compassion, and sensitivity. The Church has always asked its followers to hate the sin but to love the sinner… In our view, the proposed [law] is not necessary considering that acts of sodomy are already condemned in the Penal Code.”
Lesbians and gays are already subject to life in prison if they are convicted, but someone who is convicted of repeatedly having sexual contact with someone of the same sex could, under this bill, be put to death.
It should be noted that from the ascension of Queen Elizabeth I to the throne of England until the 20th Century, the Catholic Church endured extreme persecution not only in the British Empire, but throughout large portions of Europe. In the British Empire, Catholics were forbidden to practice, hold office, hold lands of any values, and so forth. They were even forbidden to marry.
Religion is a behavior while homosexuality has been shown to be innate and unchangeable.