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Petition:His Holiness Pope Francis: Condemn Homophobic Violence Perpetuated in the Name of Christ, in Uganda and the World. · C


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Barbara
- 1313 days ago - change.org
After an initial openness to tolerance - or at least to non-violence - Pope Francis has begun to retreat into more traditional and intransigent positions. This cannot happen. That's why I'm calling on him to condemn Ugandan & Christian homophobic violence



   

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Animae C (507)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:27 am
Signed
92,466 supporters
57,534 needed to reach 150,000

Thanx BM
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:33 am
S+S-thx BM
 

Caroline d (139)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:36 am
Thank you, dear BMutiny, for sharing this important petition !
Mentalities must change ! NOW !
Signed and Noted.
Be all blessed as all your loved ones, pets included !
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:38 am
Around the same time as Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. in September, he will travel through Africa and to Uganda,
a fervently Christian and Catholic country that has long strongly persecuted LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersexual and queer) people. We must demand that he helps to end homophobic and transphobic violence and condemns both as anti-Christian.

There are many Christian countries where LGBTIQ people are considered illegal and liable to face discrimination, violence, torture, prison or death.
In catholic Uganda, the death penalty was going to be imposed on people like me until international pressure had this punishment converted into "just" a life sentence. They imposed a law that condemns homosexuals to life imprisonment in the inhumane conditions of Ugandan prisons.
Many other African countries are on a similar path -- all of this in the name of Christ.

It is time that this religious global leader raises his influential voice and openly condemns LGBTIQ-phobic violence in all its forms while on the trip. After an initial openness to tolerance -- or at least to non-violence -- Pope Francis has begun to retreat into more traditional and intransigent positions. This cannot happen.

That’s why I’m calling on him to condemn the Ugandan and international Christian communities for violence and discrimination are against the teachings of Christ and can NEVER be the solution.

In October last year, Pope Francis received the President of Uganda in the Vatican, shook his hand, and according to Vatican sources, paid tributes to the good relations between the Holy See and Uganda. President Museveni defined his country as a "unique" place "for being the home of African Martyrs and also, apparently, the point with the greatest concentration of saints" from all Africa, not only in Uganda. This is a complete joke.

Nevertheless, the Pope accepted to travel to Uganda on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the canonization of the African Martyrs, and make of it a celebration of the Pan African Christianity. This will provide a unique opportunity to stand up and condemn LGBTIQ-phobic violence as contrary to the message of tolerance, acceptance and love of Christ.

Also, this summer, the U.S. will send a special representative to Uganda to meet with officials and members of the LGBT community. Pope Francis can build upon this goodwill attempt by speaking out on these terrible injustices. It’s time for the Catholic Church should say NO to the persecution of homosexual and transgender people.

Please sign the petition, share it everywhere & retweet our campaign:

TELL @Pontifex_es & @KagutaMuseveni to condemn homophobic violence as non-Christian AND SIGN http://goo.gl/qlXsgX ‪#‎ChristLovesLGBTtoo
 

Naoko i (257)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:46 am
Thanks BMutiny. I hope this "progressive" Pope would change the mindset of homophobic people.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 6:57 am
Re-posted in the Care2 group GLBT Rights Global.
Also re-posted in the group Atheists/Agnostics Alliance.

2 groups worth checking out.....
 

Paulinha Russell (80)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 10:54 am
Signed. Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 12:08 pm
Noted. Signed.
Thank you BM
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (60)
Saturday July 18, 2015, 2:12 pm
S&N;thanks for sharing
 

Jan N (85)
Sunday July 19, 2015, 4:09 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Victoria P (105)
Monday July 20, 2015, 3:35 am
Signed with thanks
 

Graham P (42)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:06 am
Signed and shared.
 

Unnikrishnan Sasidharan (44)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:09 am
S+N
 

pam w (139)
Monday July 20, 2015, 7:30 am
Done....but, since he's SUCH an environmentalist (or appears to be)....he should also remove the ban on contraception.
 

J W. (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 7:46 am
Pope francis is supportive of gay people and doesnt condemn but the church has forever supported traditional marriage. Christ always forgives but i dont believe gay marriao ia right under the church only right through court. Still love jesus still go to church just asking for gay marriao js really naive to the way the concept of the church is. Jesus always forgives but he also says sin no more. If adultery is sin so is homophobia.
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Monday July 20, 2015, 8:51 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday July 20, 2015, 9:21 am
You signed “His Holiness Pope Francis: Condemn homophobic violence perpetuated in the name of Christ, in Uganda.

I signed the petition because it is to condemn violence upon others.....period. One can have their religious views but when those views cause the loss of freedom for others, physical pain to others, emotional trauma placed on others then the courts do need to step in and end this.

However in the meantime the Pope can condemn hate on others that cause people to lose their lives or suffer.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Monday July 20, 2015, 10:43 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 20, 2015, 12:57 pm
57, 474 more signers needed. Thanks BMutiny---noted and signed enthusiastically.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 20, 2015, 1:21 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, BMutiny.
 

donald Baumgartner (6)
Monday July 20, 2015, 1:26 pm
Signed!!!!
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 20, 2015, 2:11 pm
Signed. Thank you.
 

Julie W (33)
Monday July 20, 2015, 5:49 pm
Signed. I hope the Pope listens..
 

Mandi T (366)
Monday July 20, 2015, 6:49 pm
Signed
 

Inge B (201)
Monday July 20, 2015, 11:20 pm
Signed.

Love
 

Apolonia P (392)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 2:08 am
"You’re one of 92,560 people to sign this petition. Now help find 57,440 more people to reach the goal."
 

Marco Baracca (41)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 3:46 am
Signed #92.562 ty BMunity
 

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday July 21, 2015, 12:26 pm
noted signed ty
 
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