Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Highest Court in India: Homosexuality is a Crime -- Cardinal Gracias: "Homosexuals Aren't Criminals"

(New Delhi) The Supreme Court of India lifted a judgment of the Supreme Court of Delhi from 2009 that legalized homosexual acts. Aberro-associations accuse Hindu, Islamic and Christian organizations to have exerted pressure to enforce the reinstatement of the ban. In contrast, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Mumbai took a position: "No to gay marriage, but the Christian community is against any form of discrimination. Homosexuals have the same dignity as any other person. "

The Supreme Court made ​​its decision, the law restores the punishment of the homosexual act as a "crime against nature". The highest court of India previously toppled that ruling in 2009, which decriminalized homosexual acts. "Gay" activists are now criticizing religious organizations and are condemning Hindus, Muslims and Christians, of having exerted pressure so that the prohibition is restored. Cardinal Gracias told Asianews that "the Catholic Church has never been against the decriminalization of homosexuality, because we have never considered homosexuals as criminals." [False]

Repealed Decriminalization of 2009 

On 2 July 2009, the Supreme Court had canceled paragraph 377 (crime against nature) from Delhi of the Indian Penal Code which came from the British colonial period. The Court stated that sexual acts that take place between consenting adults, are part of the private and therefore not a crime. Until then, someone could even be convicted of homosexual acts and face to up to ten years in prison, in severe cases, to life imprisonment. However, the paragraph was not in fact applied.

Shri BP Singha, a leader of the Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who praised the judgment, who raised his objection, because "homosexual acts are illegal, immoral and against the ethos of Indian culture."

Cardinal Gracias: "Catholic Church pays tribute to Homosexuals With Full Respect"

Cardinal Garcia emphasized to Asianews: "As Christians, we express our full respect of homosexuals. The Catholic Church opposes the legalization of gay marriage, but teaches that homosexuals have the same dignity as anyone else and condemns all forms of unjust discrimination, persecution or abuse."

Criticism of the statements of Cardinal were leveled by Christian groups such as the Christian Mission Movement. "Respect" you have to pay every man as such, but not because someone is gay, because then one would respect his homosexual acts. But they are sin. That is why the choice of words by the Cardinal are "inappropriate" and not useful for communicating the Christian faith among people who practice homosexuality.

Cardinal Gracias represents Asia in Pope Francis's C-8 Cardinals' Advisory erected last April, to advise him in the reform of the Roman Curia and the leadership of the Church.

Text: Asianews / Giuseppe Nardi image: Asianews
Trans: Tancred

NB: Cardinal Gracias is also hostile to the TLM from what we can gather from a local traditional Indian blog. It appears he has closed the TLM down there.

Link to Katholisches....


Tantumblogo said...

Man, Tancred, you're killing me! Tranny priests, cardinals saying the Church has never condemned homosexuality! We're so lost!

And have you noticed that the modernist heretics seem much more confident in themselves since last March?

Clinton R. said...

I second that! We have so many clergy who are either too afraid or too ensnared in their own debachery to speak out against crimes that cry to Heaven for vengeance.

Anonymous said...

Yes, two men loving each other is the biggest problem the world faces today.

Anonymous said...

Two men can love each other but not in a way that is against nature and God's law. And it is the biggest problem that they face in the world today because it can send their eternal souls to HELL.

susan said...

it's not the 'loving' that's the problem; it's the disordered sexualization of what is properly ordered as the love of friendship that is a HUGE problem...for society, for the individual, and for our progeny. It is a counterfeit, a perversion, and an abomination against the order of creation. Yes, it is a huge problem.

Anonymous said...

That sick attraction is NOT love. It is an inordinate and very bad mental illness. An honest homosexual would admit that.

Furthermore, since Homosexuals and Lesbians have tried to steal marriage and destroy the family and take a child a deny it a mother and father, and pushed their agendas into even our elementary schools, forced the psychiatric medical journals to remove their vice as a mental illness, forced changes in the laws to punish anyone who opposes their perversion, infiltrated our entertainment industry even Disneyland!...I'd say YES, it most certainly is one of the biggest problems the world faces today.

Lynda said...

The Cardinal is either very confused or being mischievous. What's generally been illegal is the act of buggery. This is against the natural law and inimical to society and it is perfectly proper for states to declare it unlawful. The Cardinal is mixing things up with different ideas altogether.

Anonymous said...

Sodomy has been criminalized for centuries...and rightly so. It is just discrimination to penalize sexual perversion...especially sodomy since it has been the direct cause of the death of millions (countless innocents too). Homosexual behavior causes disorder, disease, narcissism and death. We put people in jail for driving drunk yet sodomites kill millions and walk free. God bless~

Deacon Augustine said...

"Homosexuals Aren't Criminals"

Well, your Eminence, if they act on their urges they sure are criminals in India - just as they were in the UK until 1967, and just as they are in many other countries in the world today.

While the Catechism denounces "unjust" discrimination against homosexuals, it has nothing to say at all on "just" discrimination against them. It is quite within the bounds of natural law for any country to criminalise acts of sodomy just as they criminalise bestiality, paedophilia and all sorts of other unnatural perversions. Discrimination is good when it is applied with justice - the Church can never be against just discrimination. Whenever we make a choice for one thing as opposed to another, we are involved in the process of discriminating. It is the presence of reason and fairness in our discrimination (or lack thereof) which renders it just or unjust - not the act of discriminating itself.

I think you have been hanging around perverted European morality for too long, your Eminence. Perhaps that "gay lobby" in the Vatican has been twisting your own morality and capacity for reasoned thought.

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