The Catholic Church teaches us that homosexual acts are morally evil. Still - in 2017. "Every human being is called to receive a gift of divine sonship, to become a child of God by grace. However, to receive this gift, we must reject sin, including homosexual behavior—that is, acts intended to arouse or stimulate a sexual response regarding a person of the same sex. The Catholic Church teaches that such acts are always violations of divine and natural law. Homosexual desires, however, are not in themselves sinful. People are subject to a wide variety of sinful desires over which they have little direct control, but these do not become sinful until a person acts upon them, either by acting out the desire or by encouraging the desire and deliberately engaging in fantasies about acting it out. People tempted by homosexual desires, like people tempted by improper heterosexual desires, are not sinning until they act upon those desires in some manner." I am happy that many politicians feel very very differently about this manner!!!! Many countries allow same-sex marriage and adoption. Many have laws against discriminating against sexual orientation. This week is the annual Stockholm Pride - and I feel that we ought to celebrate how far some have come, but also address how many are still trying to go backwards!! The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran, where there is no official view on homosexuality for all churches. Each seem to decide for themselves. Church of Sweden has decided on a liberal stance. They allow same-sex marriages and female bishops etc (which is why our primate archbishop is a woman). Here is our Prime Minister Stefan Löfven with Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström (in the middle) and ex-minister Carin Jämtin in the Pride parade, showing the State's support.