The Pope’s new Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastián has called homosexuality a physical “defect” that can be cured.
Fernando Sebastián told the Spanish newspaper Diario Sur on Monday that: “Homosexuality is a defective manner of expressing sexuality, because [sex] has a structure and a purpose, which is procreation.
“A homosexual who can’t achieve this (procreation) is failing,” he said.
He continued: “Our bodies have many defects. I have high blood pressure.”
He added that calling homosexuality a defect was “not an insult” but is instead helpful because it is “possible to recover and become normal with the right treatment.”
“It’s one thing to be compassionate towards a homosexual person and another thing to morally justify the practice of that homosexuality,” he said.