'Same-sex "marriage" serious crime against humanity,' says African archbishop
by Peter Baklinski
Thu Jan 03, 2013
YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon, January 3, 2013, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Catholic archbishop in Cameroon preached, “Marriage of persons of the same sex is a serious crime against humanity” in his homily at Christmas Day Mass.
The Archbishop of Yaoundé, Simon-Victor Tonyé Bakot, encouraged his countrymen to defend African values of what constitutes an authentic marriage and family against recent efforts by international gay activists to overturn the country’s anti-sodomy laws—something many on the continent have called a form of cultural imperialism.
“We need to stand up to combat it with all our energy. I am particularly thankful to our local media that has been spreading this message of it as a criminality against mankind,” he said.
This is not the first time Archbishop Bakot has outspokenly defended real marriage and used his position and authority to highlight the dangers of legalizing homosexual activity in his country.
Before the first annual “World Day against Homosexuality” on August 21, the archbishop called homosexual activity “shameful, a disrespectful criticism of God who has chosen to create [humans as] man and woman.” (...)
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