African prelate under fire for comments on homosexuality
August 21, 2012
A leading prelate in Cameroon has come under fire for reportedly calling homosexuals “corrupters of society” during a homily on the Feast of the Assumption, according to a tendentious Radio Netherlands report.
“Homosexuality is an insult to family, an enemy to women and creation," preached Archbishop Simon-Victor Tonyé Bakot of Yaoundé, the nation’s capital. "We hear about debates on same-sex marriage. How is homosexuality promoting procreation and family values? If all men were married to other men, what would become of women?”
The nation of 19.7 million is 26% Catholic, 14% Protestant, and 20% Muslim. An estimated 40% of the nation’s residents retain indigenous beliefs.
- Cameroon: Homophobic Archbishop Divides Cameroonians (Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
- MgrTonye Bakot charge les homosexuels (Cameroun Actu)
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