In reversal, Catholic Church backs ‘Kill the Gays’ bill


[Editor’s note from November 2012: In the months since this report appeared, the Roman Catholic Church in Uganda has not publicly backed the “Kill the Gays” bill, nor denounced it. That leaves unclear whether Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga was merely in attendance at the meeting that endorsed the bill, or was actually supportive of it.]

[Further editor’s note from December 2013:  Archbishop Lwanga has been more publicly supportive of LGBT people, including welcoming them to a celebration of World AIDS Day.]

The Catholic Church in Uganda has apparently changed its position on the country’s so-called “Kill the Gays” bill, calling on parliament to pass the measure.

The Ugandan Daily Monitor newspaper reported that Catholics joined in that new stance at the recent ecumenical conference organized by the Uganda Joint Christian Council, which represents Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Bishops at the conference urged the parliamentary committee that is studying…

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