Available editions United Kingdom. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. In earlier centuries, the Catholic Church paid little attention to homosexual activity among priests or laypeople. Yet gay priests are in a different category. Jews, Muslims and lepers also faced rising levels of persecution. If you have Questions……. Kennedy for Ward 2 Council seat.
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Judeo-Christian scriptures rarely mention same-sex sexuality. Christians before the late 19th century had no concept of gay or straight identity. The apostle Paul criticized same-sex acts along with a list of immoderate behaviorssuch as gossip and boastfulness, that any believer could overindulge in.
Carlo Crivelli It might be mentioned that such hostility grew, not only toward people engaging in same-sex relations but toward other minority groups as well.