A Roman Catholic Cardinal told homosexuals and transsexuals today they would never get into heaven, prompting a rebuke from the Vatican itself.
“Transsexuals and homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, it’s not me who says it but St. Paul,” said Mexican Cardinal Javier Barragan…referring to one of St. Paul’s epistles…
“One is not born homosexual but they become that way. This is for various reasons: education, for not having developed their identity during their adolescence, maybe they are not guilty but by going against the dignity of the body they certainly will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
“Everything that goes against nature and against the dignity of the body offends God,” he added.
Aurelio Mancuso, president of Italy’s main gay rights group, Arcigay, said Barragan’s remarks were part of the Church’s “ridiculous theories about sexuality and the dignity of the person…”
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said the website should not be considered an authority on Catholic thinking “on complex and delicate issues such as homosexuality…”
The Catholic Church teaches that homosexual acts are sinful but homosexuality in itself is not.
Like, uh, it’s OK to breathe – you just shouldn’t breathe air. The Catholic Church may be infallible. Doesn’t mean they have to make logical sense.