Skip to comments.New Spanish Cardinal to be Probed for 'Anti-Gay' Incitement
Posted on 02/06/2014 7:04:44 PM PST by marshmallow
Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation into newly chosen Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastian Aguilar after a gay-rights group accused him of hate speech for calling homosexuality a "defect".
The public prosecutor for the southern province of Malaga, Juan Carlos Lopez, said he had opened a preliminary inquiry "to clarify whether the allegations constitute a criminal offence," according to a document obtained Wednesday by AFP.
Sebastian, who is close to Pope Francis, is one of 19 new cardinals chosen by the pontiff last month to be officially appointed on February 22.
A week after being picked, the 84-year-old archbishop emeritus of Pamplona gave an interview to a Malaga newspaper that drew condemnation from gay-rights activists.
"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," he said.
He compared homosexuality to his own high blood pressure -- "a defect I have that I have to correct as far as I can" -- and said: "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."
After the interview was published, gay and lesbian rights group Colegas lodged a complaint against Sebastian for violating the constitution's guarantees of dignity and non-discrimination and for "clearly inciting hate and discrimination".
"We're very satisfied because this is the first time" such an investigation has been opened, Colegas president Paco Ramirez told AFP Wednesday.
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This is extremely ominous. Prayers.
I call upon the Pope to physically GO TO Spain and stand up for this man in public, and call these disgusting blackshirts out for what they are.
Anytime the word “probed” is used, it’s not a good thing.
Coming soon to a country near you.
Especially in conjunction with “anti-gay”.
Have they ever investigated an Imam? Probably not.
Should have just referred to them as “special” .... everyone down here knows what “special” is.
gays legally harassing an 84 year old man...bad pr for the gays.
The gays really are feeling their oats, arent they? But of course, this is Spain, where communism now flies the Pink Flag.
The current Spanish government seems to be making the Franco regime look good.
Bring back the Inquisition.
Sounds like Lucifer is moving into panic mode.
accused him of hate speech for calling homosexuality a “defect”.
Well it is.
When the truth begins to be considered a crime, the world is in its end days..........
What says Juan Carlos?
In before the references to homosexual priests.
In before the condemnation of the very concept of the Church by the go-it-alone do-it-yourself paper pope self-interpreters.
muslims - at least according to their doctrine - will show society how “anti-gay” they are. Where are these brave Spaniards on this?
If I had a child who had same-sex attraction, I would pay a lot for a cure of that defect for him/her. Yet rather than research a cure, the homosexualists pour millions and millions of dollars into trying to normalize the abnormal using a boot on the neck.
As long as anuses are the output for human waste, the attraction to stick one’s willy into one will always be perceived as a defect, if not outwardly then in private.
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