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French priest faces charges for condemning homosexual acts

April 03, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: A popular French priest could face criminal charges for saying that homosexual acts are sinful and a homosexual inclination is a weakness.

Father Matthieu Raffray’s statements drew outrage from Aurore BergĂ©, the government’s minister for equality, who said: “In the face of hatred I’m not going to let anything get by.” She referred the case to an anti-discrimination task force, which in turn recommended it to the public prosecutor.

Father Raffray commented that “what’s at stake is not me but the freedom of being a Christian today.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Apr. 04, 2024 12:07 AM ET USA

    The first French Revolution did away with Catholic priests. It seems the current one is bent on repeating the same injustice.