Finally someone with some semblance of sense. The Archbishop of Jos has come out to stress that the Catholic Church in Nigeria is opposed to any kind of discrimination against homosexuals.
The Nigerian govt passed a law last year that hands a 14-year sentence to anyone in a same-sex union or in a homosexual relationship.
Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama in a statement to the press said (via The Tablet)
“We are not supporting the criminalization of people with different sexual orientations,” Archbishop Kaigama stressed. “We would defend any person with homosexual orientation who is being harassed, who is being imprisoned, who is being punished.”
He added: “The Government may want to punish them – we don’t. In fact we will tell the Government to stop punishing those with different orientations.”
This will come as a bit of shock to many christians in Nigeria as many have strongly opposed homosexuality, and in many cases support the law to ban homosexuality and punish those guilty.