Are Sarah and archbishop at odds over local gay laws?
gays and lesbians, only the actions that make them so. “The church today is learning and is listening,” said Rivas. “The church will always love the person and care for the person as Jesus did. Jesus did not accept adultery, but he accepted the adulteress.” Nevertheless, he agrees with Hermangild Francis, that the time may be right to revisit the island’s buggery.
“In so many developed societies,” he said, “it has gone beyond debate. If it is a law that is distressful and it’s not a law that has been serving its purpose the way it ought to have served its purpose in the past, then it has to be reviewed and updated as necessary. I hope that our governments in the region will look at all the situations and do the right thing, but always maintaining a high standard of morals and values for our people.”
Pope Francis, has expressed views similar the archbishop’s. He seems now to be preoccupied with homosexuality among the clergy. A spokesperson for United and Strong was at time of writing not available for comment.
Sarah Flood-Beaubrun (left) has long spoken out against homosexuality. But, now it seems even the leaders of the Catholic Church including local Archbishop Robert Rivas (right) are softening their attitude to gays, saying it may be time to update related laws.