The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle wrote this prayer -- in English and French -- after visiting LGBT people imprisoned in Cameroon for their sexual orientation/gender identity. His suggestion: Pope Francis should pray it.
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle writes that most LGBT people younger than 25 have no connection to our recent past. Equality is now an expected right and the LGBT community has not been good at “remembering rightly.” Things need to change.
“It is unacceptable that in many countries people are subject to violence or the threat of violence because of their sexual orientation or perceived HIV status. Respect for human rights is essential in ensuring that all people have access to HIV services.”
Slain AIDS activist Eric Lembembe was a faithful Catholic, so it is time Pope Francis speaks out to condemn violence and sectarianism against LGBT people by his Cardinals, Bishops and millions of followers.