HottJoe said^Well, I've never been there, but I was raised Catholic, so I woukd guess it has something to do with that.
How can you say that? The Catholioc Church didn't round up anyone and imprison them for their homosexuality; it was a fascist government that did.
I was raised Catholic too. I went to mass every Sunday and I mean EVERY Sunday. You had to be leaking bodily fluids from every oriface before my parents allowed you to miss Sunday mass. On top of that, I went to Catholic School through high school and was made to go to mass at least one a week during the school year. Never once in all those years did I ever hear a sermon against homosexuality. I never heard a sermon on homosexuality. Never was I taught nor was it ever preached that sinners should be locked away or imprisoned for their sins.
Yes, the Church does not condone homosexual behavior or any other behavior it considers sinful, but that is its right. But NEVER had I heard a sermon or read Church doctrine in which it was taught that homosexuals should be imprisoned for simply being homosexual.
And I'm quite certain that in the pre-sexual revolution, pre-Vatican II Church you would have been hard pressed to hear anyone preaching about human sexuality (hetero or homo) from the pulpit. Sensibilities of the times and the fact that their are small children at mass would make it most inappropriate.