Joseph Doucé

Joseph Doucé (1945-1990) was born in a rural family from the Belgian Flanders. He was a psychologist and Baptist pastor in Paris. He was openly gay and was among the founders of the International Lesbian and Gay Association. He served as a volunteer soldier in the OTAN base at Limoges (France), where he had time to perfect his French. After one year of pastoral and humanistic studies at Stenonius College (also known as Europaseminär, a Roman Catholic seminary today extinct) in Maastricht, the Netherlands, he began his conversion to Protestantism around 1966.

His Centre du Christ Libérateur was a ministry to sexual minorities. The center had support groups for homosexuals, transsexuals, sadomasochism and pedophiles.

Doucé was killed and the murder has never been solved. According to Doucé's lover, he was taken away by two men, who showed police badges on July the 19th 1990. The body was found in a forest in October 1990.

According to some, the killers were a unit of the secret French police, Renseignements Généraux, who investigated Doucé because of his support for pedophiles. (The unit has also been linked to the bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior in 1985).

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