Pope Francis' newly chosen Spanish cardinal, 84-year-old Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, has described homosexuality as a "defect" that can be corrected with treatment, sparking condemnation from gay rights groups.
"A lot of people complain and don't tolerate it but with all respect
I say that homosexuality is a defective way of manifesting
sexuality, because that has a structure and a purpose, which is
procreation," Sebastian told Malaga newspaper Sur. (...)
"We have a lot of defects in our bodies. I have high blood pressure.
Am I going to get angry because they tell me that? It is a defect I
have that I have to correct as far as I can," said Sebastian, who is
the archbishop emeritus of the northern city of Pamplona.
"Pointing out a defect to a homosexual is not an offence, it is a
help because many cases of homosexuality can be recovered and
normalised with adequate treatment. It is not an offence, it is
esteem. When someone has a defect, the good friend is the one who
tells him." (...)
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