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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Swiss Bishop Forgoes a Job in a Kentucky Prison

Under heavy public pressure, a Swiss Catholic bishop has issued a public apology for a statement in which he referred to homosexual activity as an abomination and cited Old Testament passages saying that offenders should be put to death. 

Bishop Vitus Huonder

Bishop Vitus Huonder of Chur sent a 3-page letter to clerics in which he said it had been a “mistake” to make his comments—which he had delivered at a forum in Germany—“on a theological and academic level.” He said that he should have shown a draft of his talk to colleagues, who would have warned him on the likely outcry.
The bishop faces criminal complaints on charges that his statement was “inciting people to crimes” against homosexuals.