New Spanish Cardinal Thinks Being Gay Is A "Defect" Of The Body "Like High Blood Pressure"
Newly minted Cardinal of Spain Fernando Sebastian Aguilar's comments have raised our blood pressure. Within a week of leveling-up to his position after being hand picked by Pope Francis, Cardinal Aguilar has spewed some pretty nasty and divisive comments about the gay community.
"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," he said.
"Pointing out a defect to a homosexual is not an offense, it is a help because many cases of homosexuality can be recovered and normalized with adequate treatment. It is not an offense, it is esteem. When someone has a defect, the good friend is the one who tells him."
The new cardinal went on to clarify Pope Francis' own (and seemingly, at the time, landmark) comments about homosexuality without the Pope being around to speak for himself, saying, "It is one thing to show welcome and affection to a homosexual person and another to morally justify the exercise of homosexuality."