'Who Am I to Judge': Will the Pope Condemn Homophobia in Uganda? - Matt Ford - The Atlantic:
But sooner or later, the pope may have to confront growing homophobia
in Uganda, whether or not he travels there. The country's religious and
political leaders—including its high-ranking Catholic clergy—have used
Martyrs Day to campaign against LGBT rights, and frequently invoke the
Uganda Martyrs in their warnings about homosexuality. Pope Francis,
meanwhile, has softened the Vatican's stance on homosexuality in words
if not deeds, recently suggesting that the Church might support civil unions even as he reaffirmed its opposition to same-sex marriage. The pontiff's famous reply to
a reporter’s question about gay and lesbian Catholic priests—“If
someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I
to judge?”—prompted a fierce debate about the Catholic Church's approach
to LGBT rights.
Will that debate come to Uganda next?