Pope Benedict XVI this week raised an outcry among civil libertarians and gay activists by blessing Rebecca Kadaga, the Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, who has promised to pass the country’s notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill as a “Christmas gift”. Kadaga’s bill would execute gays who are found to be “repeat offenders.”
Kadaga’s very appearance at a human rights conference was an outrage (as it has been at other conferences) but she then received the blessing during a mass. She said afterward “I think it is something that I will remember all my life.” Most of us feel the same way in seeing the photograph of the head of a major religion blessing someone who wants to execute people for their sexual orientation.
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