Bondings 2.0 – A blog with the latest Catholic LGBT news, opinion, and spirituality. See the categories “Criminalization” and “#PopeSpeakOut”
Church Teaching on Non-Discrimination and Civil Rights
Examples of Catholic Opposition to Anti-LGBT Criminalization
Intimate Conviction Conference – In October 2017, The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and Anglicans for Decriminalization hosted a two-day conference examining the role of the Church in anti-sodomy laws across the Commonwealth. The conference, Intimate Conviction, was a groundbreaking gathering that brought together activists, church officials, and politicians from around the world for an inspiring discussion.
To mark the one-year anniversary of this event, an edited volume containing many of the presentations from this conference is available. Free hard copies of this volume – Intimate Conviction: Examining the Church and Anti-Sodomy Laws Across the Commonwealth – can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
At the conference, Francis DeBernardo, executive director of New Ways Ministry, presented the talk – Building Bridges: The Roman Catholic Church and the LGBT Community The entire volume or talk (page 85) can be read or downloaded here.
We hope this will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for tools to understand how these laws came to be and what role the Church can still play.
God Loves Uganda – A 2014 documentary about the attempts by some Christians in United States to impose anti-LGBT attitudes and laws on African nations.
A Prayer to End the Criminalization of LGBTQI People