Pope Francis Speaks Out for LGBT, Says Criminalisation of Homosexuality Is a Sin and Cannot Be Ignored

Pope Francis Speaks Out for LGBT, Says Criminalisation of Homosexuality Is a Sin and Cannot Be Ignored

  • The leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has condemned the criminalisation of homosexuality
  • The Pope had just concluded a visit to South Sudan when he said that LGBTQ+ people were children of God and it was a sin to criminalise them
  • Conservative Catholics have historically criticised Francis for being ambiguous about sexual morality

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ROME - Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, has come out in defence of LGBT right. The man of the cloth said the criminalisation of homosexuality was a sin and a problem that could not be ignored.

Pope Francis slammed the criminalisation of homosexuality
Pope Francis said the criminalisation of homosexuality was a sin. Image: Tiziana Fabi & Jose Cabezas
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Pope Francis was speaking on a plane returning to Rome from Sudan when he added that people with "homosexual tendencies" were children of God and should be welcomed in the church as such.

Two other Christian leaders were on the plane with Pope Francis and backed the Vatican leader's comments. Archbishop Justin Welby unequivocally agreed with the pope, while Dr Iain Greensshield said Jesus expressed love to everyone he met and Christians should do the same, SowetanLIVE reported.

Pope Francis has a history of Advocating for LGBT right

Though Pope Francis reiterated that the Catholic Church does not permit same-sex marriages, the pope has landed in hot water with conservative Catholics for being ambiguous about sexual morality.

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In 2013 when Francis first became Pope, he reaffirmed the church's position that though homosexual acts were "sinful", being homosexual was not.

According to BBC, in 2018, during a visit to Ireland, Francis urged parents not to disown their LGBT children and to keep them in a loving home.

Pope Francis condemning anti-gay laws divides people

While some people agree with the Pope, others claim his comments are not based on Christian doctrine.

Here are some comments:

@brilhanta commented:

"I believe that the Pope’s comments are honest. However, most, if not all, countries’ constitutions and laws are rooted from religion."

@AAllasson stated:

"Church must be running low on contributions."

Mmara Komana agreed:

"You're absolutely right Pope. You're playing a role as a Pope and as a human. Not your place to judge another. Homosexual or not, everyone is loved and a child of God."

Sipho Ndama asked:

"Which bible are they following?"

Kutheni Ugavumi Xa UWrongo added:

"I understand this. He's not supporting LGBTQ, but he also doesn't support making their lives hard."

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The cross-dresser melted the heart of Wanlov The Kubulor with an artistic painting piece inspired by the iconic animation, the Lion King.

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