Switzerland: it remains possible to quote the Bible

Bischof-Huonder-neuThe attempt of an LGBT-pressure group to criminalize the Sacred Scripture (and thus the two religions based on it) has spectacularly failed.The Cantonal Court of the Swiss canton of Graubünden has rejected their appeal against the decision of the State Prosecutor’s office not to follow up on a complaint against Catholic Bishop Vitus Huonder, who had publicly quoted a passage from the Bible that condemns sodomy.

It is an old strategy of the LGBT-lobby to file criminal complaints against anyone publicly opposing their opinions, and then inform the mass media, hoping that the wider public will through frequent repetition get accustomed to hear that holding and expressing the view that sodomy is not ok is a criminal act. But every now and then this small-scale terrorism backfires, resulting in a clear statement from a public authority that criticism of sodomy is perfectly legitimate.

Speaking at a conference held in Germany in August 2015, Mgr. Huonder had delivered a speech with the title “Marriage – a gift, sacrament and order”, Huonder quoted various passages from the Bible backing up his views. He also criticised gender theory, divorce, sex education and gay marriage.

Regarding homosexuality, the 73-year-old bishop quoted two verses from the book of Leviticus, including Lev 20:13: “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.”

In response to applause, he continued: “Both of these passages alone suffice to clarify unambiguously the church’s position on homosexuality”.

In his opinion, the passages also had implications for the definition of marriage and the family. “There is no diversity when it comes to marriage and family models,” he said.