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“Punishment for promoting deviancy”. Conservative Catholics question human rights

"Punishment for promoting deviancy". Conservative Catholics question human rights

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Maja Kozłowska,
05.01.2024 11:15

The Polonia Christiana website has reported on the removal of Uganda from a trade agreement between the US and some African countries. The ultra-Catholic website claims that this is "a punishment for their fight against homopropaganda".

The conservative Catholic magazine Polonia Christiana commented on the US decision to suspend cooperation with four African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The act promotes economic growth by guaranteeing a free market and waiving tariffs on designated goods from sub-Saharan African countries that are part of the project.

On December 29, 2023, the US government excluded Uganda, Gabon, Niger, and the Central African Republic from participation in the trade agreement. Sanctions were imposed on these countries for violating human rights. These countries had previously received a warning from Washington.

The suffering of LGBT people in Uganda

The conservative Catholic magazine Polonia Christiana has been vocal about its support for the Ugandan government’s stance on homosexuality.

In 2023, President Yoweri Museveni passed a law criminalising homosexuality and tightening the law against the LGBT community in Uganda. The penalty for "promoting" homosexuality there is up to 20 years in prison. President Museveni has also reinstated the death penalty for "serial offenders" and those who transmit diseases through homosexual acts. As a result, Uganda is now one of the countries with the harshest punishment for such "offences".

The situation in Uganda has met with fierce opposition from the European Union and the UN. Aid to the African country has been halted, and US President Joe Biden himself called the bill a "tragic violation of human rights".

Does Polonia Christiana support the death penalty for homosexuality?

The ultra-Catholic website "Polonia Christiana" has reported on President Biden’s decision, but its opinion on the matter remains highly questionable. The sanctions imposed on Uganda pch24.pl calls "a punishment for their fight against homopropaganda and the promotion of deviancy".

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The website did not condemn the unusually harsh sentences for the LGBT community, the death penalty, or human rights violations. Moreover, it’s quite noticeable that "Polonia Christiana" may support Uganda's position, as is evident from the tone of this and past articles published on pch24.pl.

The website once described the destruction of Warsaw during World War II as punishment for sins and called the blessing of homosexual couples approved by Pope Francis "a success for the Germans", quoting passages from the Bible and Christian philosophers.

Commenters accused the Polonia Christiana website of hypocrisy and promoting the civilisation of death.

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