Liberal Francis Hits Anti-LGBT Laws, Says Being Gay ‘Isn’t A Crime’

Liberal Francis Hits Anti-LGBT Laws, Gay 'Isn’t A Crime'

At a glance

  • Pope Francis has denounced the criminalization of homosexuality, calling such laws “unjust,” while also making a plea for outdated statutes to be repealed. The pope called upon all Catholic bishops to join him in his crusade, saying that the church should welcome all LGBTQ people into the church.
  • “Being homosexual isn’t a crime,” the pope said during a Tuesday interview with The Associated Press.

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