US Officials Call Catholic Church Source of Spreading “Homophobia” in Poland

Country: International

Date of incident: September 6, 2011

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Morals

Area of case: Governmental



American embassy officials under the Obama administration complained that the Catholic Church teaching is a major source of “homophobia” in the heavily Catholic country, according to private cables published by Wikileaks.

The cables from the American embassy in Warsaw, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” were part of a dump of over 250,000 official government documents last week by Wikileaks.  One cable from the American embassy in Warsaw dated August 2009 pointed to the Catholic Church as central in promoting “homophobia” in the former Soviet-controlled country. “The Catholic Church plays a significant role in the formation and propagation of anti-gay attitudes in Polish society, especially in rural areas,” states the communiqué entitled “Gay rights in Poland: long road ahead.” We thank LifeSiteNews for reporting. Read more: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/leaked-us-cables-long-road-ahead-for-gay-rights-in-poland-thanks-to-catho