Then, the conversation turned to the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal. Amanpour asked Turkson if it’s possible the scandal, which swept across the U.S. and Europe over the past decade, could reach Africa.
“Not in the same proportion as we have seen in Europe,” Turkson said. “Probably because African traditional systems kind of protect or have protected its population against this tendency. Because in several communities, in several cultures in Africa, homosexuality, or for that matter, any affair between two sexes of the same kind are not countenanced in our society. So, that cultural ‘taboo,’ that tradition has been there. It’s helped to keep this out.”
Zing. Right between the eyes.