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Catholic Church Backs Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill

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.



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4 Responses to Catholic Church Backs Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill

  1. Brendan

    June 15, 2012 at 1:50 am

    @Psuedonyn I can’t find any evidence that Kate Middleton is or was Catholic. That her parents were married in an Anglican church strongly suggests she isn’t.

    If Kate were Catholic she would not have to convert to Anglicanism by marrying william. But he would not become the monarch whilst he was married to her. The Act of Settlement covers succession and this rule.

    This isn’t discrimination – more that as Supreme Governor of the Church of England it would be odd to have someone of a different faith in that role. Also, surely a Catholic married to someone outside that faith would undertake to raise any children Catholic? A Catholic head of the Anglican Church would be very odd indeed!

  2. Brendan

    June 14, 2012 at 3:05 am

    A little knowledge is a bad thing. The process of catholic enancipation started in the 1700s, well before Uganda was a British colony or protectorate. I am not sure the history of catholicism does anything to advance your arguements.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      June 14, 2012 at 10:05 am

      In this case, it is about perspective and history.

    • Pseudonym

      June 15, 2012 at 12:17 am

      Considering that Kate Middleton had to abandon Catholicism prior to her marriage, I’m not sure the process of Catholic emancipation is quite finished yet.