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Indian cardinal urges sensitive treatment of homosexuality

September 12, 2013

Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Mumbai (Bombay) has promised to instruct priests to show greater sensitivity toward homosexuals, in response to a complaint from gay-rights activists.

Commenting on a sermon in which a priest reportedly said that homosexuality is sinful, the cardinal said that “some of what the priest said is all right and some part is inappropriate.” He defended the priest’s opposition to same-sex marriage, but said that “to say that those with other sexual orientations are sinners is wrong.”


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  • Posted by: nix898049 - Sep. 13, 2013 2:22 PM ET USA

    Isn't the point rather to explain to these people that their behavior offends God, beside which it can kill them? There is no 'up side' to sodomy.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Sep. 12, 2013 7:25 PM ET USA

    I would caution priests, who are loyal to the teachings of the Church, to read exactly what the Catechism of the Catholic Church states regarding homosexual acts. (CCC 2357-2359) Then read from Romans Chapter 1:18-32. That way those in the Church of Nice can't beat up on them quite as much.

  • Posted by: Defender - Sep. 12, 2013 4:13 PM ET USA

    The Church of Nice strikes again....