Turkson also criticized U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who has called forAfrica to decriminalize homosexuality and end discrimination based on sexual orientation. "When you’re talking about what’s called ‘an alternative lifestyle,’ are those human rights?” said Turkson, according to NCR. “He [Ban Ki-moon] needs to recognize there’s a subtle distinction between morality and human rights, and that’s what needs to be clarified.
[...] He also said he believes the Catholic Church must "evangelize," or convert, those with "alternative lifestyles, trends or gender issues."As much of a step forward as a non-European (that means black) pope would be, a pope who supports implementing the death penalty against gay people would be even more of a step backwards.