Roman Catholic Archbishop Silvano Tomasi told the U.N. Human Rights Council today that those who criticize homosexuality based on personal religious beliefs are being attacked for their views. Via Reuters’ FaithWorld blog:
“People are being attacked for taking positions that do not support sexual behaviour between people of the same sex,” he told the current session of the Human Rights Council.
“When they express their moral beliefs or beliefs about human nature … they are stigmatised, and worse — they are vilified, and prosecuted.
“These attacks are violations of fundamental human rights and cannot be justified under any circumstances,” Tomasi said.
I wonder if Tomasi really said “prosecuted” and not persecuted. Regardless, those who oppose homosexuality from a religious standpoint do seem to be vilified. Just ask the Mormons.