The BBC is coming out with some bullshit that he didn't really mean that gays were paedophiles, but I don't know how in the world they could get that given what he said, unchallenged, on the show. Outrageous.
He also puts "African christian leaders" alongside "legal experts". WTF? Does he not realise many of those leaders have simply been brainwashed by US christian fundamentalist missionaries who have gone over to Africa and preached gay hate?
Speaking on Radio 4’s Sunday programme, Dr Chris Sugden of evangelical lobbying group Anglican Mainstream claimed his “significant research” shows anti-gay laws around the world actually just protect children from child groomers.
He said: “There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings about this. I have done significant research on this in Africa, and talked to African Christian leaders and legal experts.
“The situation is this – what they are concerned about is the protection of children from grooming. “It’s not homosexuality, it’s homosexual behaviour… they need to protect children from grooming. In India only last week, there was a bill [to decriminalise gay sex] brought before Parliament which failed to get through – because they want to protect children.”
He is referring to Section 377 of the Indian penal code – a newly reinstated Colonial-era law which bans gay sex. The bill makes no reference to child abuse. Pink News