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RC Archbishop: Treat members of LGBT community as human beings

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Roman Catholic Archbishop Joseph Harris says while the Church has an unwavering stance on homosexuality, it does not condone violence against anyone, including members of the LGBT community.

Commenting on the attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida which left 49 persons dead and 53 others wounded on Sunday, he said as all life is precious in God's eyes.

"There are certain things which the Church does not agree with. We think it's against the law of God but the Church certainly does not condone violence against anybody. We are all made in the image and likeness of Almighty God and we are all meant to be respected."

While the Archbishop of Port of Spain does not expect such an attack to occur locally, he called for the end of gun violence.

"I would certainly hope that we here in Trinidad and Tobago are aware of the amount of murders that take place through guns or with guns, that we will do something to get guns out of the hands of criminals, that we will do something to ensure that the proliferation of guns across the country is ended."

The Roman Catholic Archbishop urged his congregation to treat members of the LGBT community as human beings.

"That is the only Christian thing to do. I am certain that in the time of Jesus there were gays, there were homosexuals. St. Paul talks about it in the letter to the Romans so there were people like that but we never see Jesus treating somebody badly because of that. You never see Jesus treating somebody courting sexual sin with anything but total compassion and I think we have to be the same way."



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