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Catholic bishops insist gays don't deserve jail term

30 September 2015, 12:02

Abuja - The Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has maintained their earlier position that gays and lesbians do not deserve severe punishment or jail term, Premium Times reports.

The conference asked the Nigerian media and other individuals to stop misinterpreting its stance regarding same sex marriage in the country.

In an article titled, “Still on Same-Sex Union and the Stand of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria”, by the group’s director of social communication, Chris Anyanwu, the CBCN accused journalists of twisting the position of the bishops.

Also read: Nigeria urged to repeal its anti-gay law by rights group

He said the Nigerian Catholic bishops are very responsible pastors who do not seek the punishment or jailing of persons who err, but to help them unto salvation

He stated that tone of some news stories attributed to the president of the CBCN, Ignatius Kaigama, were far from those intended to achieve the aim of his original message.

Read more at Premium Times

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