Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

African prelate under fire for comments on homosexuality

Catholic World News - 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.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($16,437 to go):
$35,000.00 $18,563.29
47% 53%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Introducing the Church Fathers 13 hours ago
Straws in the Wind July 25
Hans Urs von Balthasar on Renewal that Matters July 25
Wrongheaded diocesan legal defenses in abuse cases July 24
New HHS Mandate must truly eliminate complicity July 23

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
New management, new changes coming for reformed Vatican bank CWN - July 8
Sweeping reforms to Vatican's media, financial operations CWN - July 9
‘Even Genghis Khan didn’t do this’: Mosul emptied of Christians CWN - July 21