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Newly selected Catholic cardinal calls homosexuality a bodily ‘defect’

Monday, January 20, 2014

MADRID — Spain’s newly chosen Catholic cardinal has described homosexuality as a “defect” within ones body, akin to high blood pressure, that can be corrected with treatment.

Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar

Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar

Most Rev. Fernando Sebastian Aguilar, 84, claimed in an interview with Malaga newspaper Diario Sur that “Homosexuality is a deficient way of manifesting sexuality, because sexuality has a structure and an objective which is procreation.”

The interview was published Sunday, a week after the Spaniard was named as one of 19 new cardinals chosen by Pope Francis who are to be officially appointed February 22, reports AFP.

“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 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.”

Spain’s main opposition Socialist Party said in a statement Monday that Sebastian’s comments “perpetuate the discrimination and violence that exists in many countries” against LGBT people.

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  1. Emenencia: Que te vayas a la mierda.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:19pm
  2. t(-.-t)

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  3. Um. That face SCREAMS closet queen.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  4. my thought EXACTLY!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:53pm
  5. my feelings exactly!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:11pm
  6. A definite lemon sucker

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:32pm
  7. Hear, hear. Tappin that toe.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:39pm
  8. At least he’s not a Cardinal Elector!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  9. Idiot!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  10. oh well. who cares what he thinks… he probably molests children and thinks it’s okay. :/

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  11. Ignorance is Stupidity in Action

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:20pm
  12. His nipples are a bodily defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:21pm
  13. I’m sorry, when you become a Catholic priest, is there some kind of qualifying test that requires you to say that gay people are sick/defected/perverted etc.? There must be.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:21pm
  14. there can't be such a qualifying test because over 50% of ordained priests are homosexual. would be tough for them to say they themselves are sick/defected/perverted.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:21pm
  15. Aw yes folks - their are many gay priests who have for years struggled internally with their sexuality and became priests.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:34pm
  16. Indeed. His projection is pretty obvious. ;-)

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:40pm
  17. The CC is traditionally homophobic, and about 80% of the priests are gay (Germany). The church goes in panic mode when the word homosexual is heard.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:06pm
  18. Molesting priests do not think of themselves as homosexual, if that is the flavor of molest. Like rape, it is about power more than gender or sex.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:33pm
  19. What a Hypocrite!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:21pm
  20. He suppose to love all! What a shame for him. Hell is his destination!!!!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:22pm
  21. We are not suppose to hate, but I hate, "Hater's"!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  22. Uhoh...Gregory. You know what happens to haters. Better stock up on your Coppertone level 1000 because you know what happens to haters..

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:44pm
  23. Emenencia you can eat shit. I don’t believe homosexuality is a bodily defect because no one should judge people including you and this is how most of humans are made.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:22pm
  24. I think that anti-homosexual views are a mental defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  25. Who is he to judge?! Apparently he hasn’t listened to his own Pope.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  26. That’s funny. I don’t get my advice from Catholic cardinals.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  27. is this asshole real ???

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  28. What about priests who molest altar boys is that a defect to ? Why is it that the gays are picked but not the pedophlie priests who molest children . Why can’t priest get married ? Why does religion continue to Blame gays for some closet straight peoples child diddler ways ? You can’t cure gay .
    But you can cure pedophiles with cutting off sexual organs

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:23pm
  29. You find a way to “cure” homosexuality and I will be the first in line.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:24pm
  30. His face is a defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:24pm
  31. I wonder what he’d call pedophilia then.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:24pm
  32. Is a process of chromosomal & Hormone that define the sex, have nothing to with the outside body (Brain)

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:24pm
  33. The ignorance of the “fools for God” as Peter would have described them is almost unbelievable. There is no longer ‘absolute authority’ of the RCC. The amount of knowledge and science destroyed by this hateful group is only exceeded by its scientific ignorance.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  34. Great

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  35. Wrinkly ol fart, that would be your bodily defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  36. All you can do is pray for him

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  37. Pedophile priests !

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  38. Say it now saying really loud and sayin with being proud who gives a shit we’re winning the war and soon people like this will be dead…. Also it seems to his boss the Supreme Leader oh I’m sorry Pope does not agree

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  39. Religion would be far closer to a defect than homosexuality.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  40. He needs to just shut his pie hole.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:25pm
  41. unbelieable

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  42. I cannot understand ANYONE becoming a priest. Seems like all they think about is sex, without actually doing anything about it, and that’s just lazy…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  43. church requires them to be celibate. think about that for a moment. what MAN in your life do you know who is celibate, or who could be celibate, meaning NO SEX??.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:24pm
  44. A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thou!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:48pm
  45. “Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.”

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  46. His face is a fucking defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  47. sotra like being catholic too i bet ???????????

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  48. Is anyone surprised?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:26pm
  49. He’s the one who’s defected…. We aren’t the ones who are playing with children…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:27pm
  50. Like a third leg or something? Hahahahaaaa people crack me up.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:27pm
  51. Dumb ass!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:27pm
  52. So people loving other consenting adults is a defect but priest molesting little boys is just fine and it getting covered up isn’t wrong wow what a backwards thought process

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:27pm
  53. Delusional Logic!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:27pm
  54. Francis, get him out of there! Fire him!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:28pm
  55. That which we despise, we secretly desire.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:28pm
  56. Awwwww……. and here I though the Catholic church was going in the right direction….

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:28pm
  57. Ignorant piece of poo

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:29pm
  58. why am I imagining that the treatment this man would like to see is naked, wet, and strapped-down electroshock? In his rec room?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:29pm
  59. And i call him an A-hole

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:29pm
  60. sorry but he’s got one: he is wearing glases!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  61. I call his opinion ignorant Judgemental bullshit!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  62. Man, kids in elementary school are smarter than this guy.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  63. .i.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  64. I wonder if this will get me out of doing dishes tonight… Hunny I’m defected I can’t clean the house!! Lmao

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  65. Omg

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:30pm
  66. What is it these people have against gays, what have they done? Is this what happens when education fails?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:31pm
  67. So let me get this straight there is defect about me ___________as I wait the crickets chirp _____________-No nothing wrong with me defect part about you sense you want to judge that you don’t open heart to those who learn to love with heart and not judge on a body part that’s the defect nothing wrong with People loving who they fall in love with but there is something wrong WITH CATHOLIC PRIEST who in the CLOSET ABOUT THERE OWN SEXUALITY !!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:31pm
  68. And this comes from one with a defect…. After the Pope completes defrocking priests who sexually abuse their own parish members, he can start defrocking the ones promoting hatred….

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:31pm
  69. I guess his “…sexuality has a structure and an objective which is procreation” statement means anyone past child-bearing days, or is otherwise infertile, needs to be celibate.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:31pm
  70. but fuck little altar boy is okay? Katholiban

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:31pm
  71. Wonder how many 5 and 6 year old boys he has molested this week!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:32pm
  72. no problem, there's always a higher up to transfer him to another unsuspecting parish, someone like the fugitive felon cardinal law of boston.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:22pm
  73. Chuck, I wondered the exact thing! Snap!

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:26pm
  74. He’ll soom be on the way out

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:32pm
  75. What’s defective here is this man’s brain. Moron.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:32pm
  76. Another dumb ass statement.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:32pm
  77. Let him express what he believes; and God bless him. There’s no need to add untrue insults. For myself, my gayness is a gift from God. I don’t need to be cured.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:33pm
  78. His face is a defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:33pm
  79. “You’re messed up because you’re not hetero. Hey, I didn’t say anything offensive! It’s just true.”

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:34pm
  80. I HOPE HE BURNS IN HELL

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:34pm
  81. I think being religious is a mental defect, and shows how easily brainwashed a person can be.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:35pm
  82. I can’t decide if people like this are just very unintelligent & ignorant or if they are that brainwashed by their twisted religious beliefs….hopefully no one takes this fool seriously…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:35pm
  83. So glad everyone was so chipper with the pope. Seems the leopard never changes it’s spots.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:35pm
  84. I am sick of Abrahamic Barbaric Neaderthals !!! These people believe that they are a god !!! Fuck Off !!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:36pm
  85. Ignorance!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:36pm
  86. No wonder organized religion is dying a slow death in a modern world.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:37pm
  87. Honey, that FACE is a bodily defect; Me an mine are fucking acts of perfection!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:37pm
  88. OH THE HUMANITY!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:37pm
  89. Whatever fuck you dumbass

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:38pm
  90. screw you old man

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:38pm
  91. Another brainwashed self-loathing closet case seeking redemption from a religiously-imposed sadistic father-figure deity by taking shots at people who live without shame outside his petty jurisdiction. I hope to live long enough to see the world set free from the grips of ancient superstitions.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  92. Just wrong

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  93. Speechless

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  94. If all you have is hate, then I have no time for you. That’s my message back to the loser

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  95. HE’S NOT A DOCTOR AND DOESN’T KNOW WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT,STICK TO RELIGION IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE WHAT YOU KNOW, THOUGH I’M NOT SO SURE OF THAT NOW!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  96. Religion Poisons Everything.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:39pm
  97. Yeah, well… So’s your face! :P

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:40pm
  98. He is a biological defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:40pm
  99. Go straight to hell Cardinal… seriously.. you have issues…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:41pm
  100. Calling a gay person defective is not offensive? Are you serious? I am continually amazed by how un-Christian-like some Christians (especially Priests) behave.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:41pm
  101. Once again the church takes the big idiot award! What a jerk!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:41pm
  102. There are many heterosexuals who cannot procreate. So what defect do they have?!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:42pm
  103. Calling a gay person defective is not offensive? Are you serious? I am continually amazed by how un-Christian-like some Christians (especially Priests) behave.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:42pm
  104. What do we expect? A guy that age from a deeply religious country that has been indoctrinated his entire life says what we all know he is going to say. Shocker. Some parts of Spain are massively religious and are still as they were 100-200 years ago in terms of attitudes and living, they aren’t going to suddenly modernise because the rest of Europe says they will.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:42pm
  105. clearly he has an educational defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:43pm
  106. You and my father moron.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:44pm
  107. Fuck you

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:45pm
  108. idiot

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:46pm
  109. Is that how he fixed his?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:46pm
  110. Yeah and tight pants leads to becoming sterile. Pull another bullshit piece of “information” out of your ass, dickless.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:46pm
  111. Twat

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:46pm
  112. Probably get flamed, and I haven’t read the full article, but it’s probably not that far off reality to call it a “bodily defect”… most of the science is showing that it’s in the brain physiology and is something you’re born with on the same level as whether your eyes are blue or brown. while I don’t like the use of the word “defect” because I don’t consider my being gay to be defective, it is still fairly accurate and in a roundabout way, he is acknowledging that it’s not a choice…. When you consider that the primary purpose of life is to make more life (to procreate), being gay actually is a birth defect in that light….

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:47pm
  113. I refuse to let an elderly man in a dress tell me how to live my life.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:47pm
  114. LOL I like that

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:18pm
  115. Oh really, can Hateful Evil Bigots also be cured Cardinal? Because you need that cure dumbass.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:49pm
  116. Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:49pm
  117. yes friends, we can be cured from what God intended for us as individual human beings with free will – and become like any majority of robots who answer to a small clique of demi-gods selected by themselves to high office

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:49pm
  118. I admire that man. A cardinal who is also a medical expert.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:49pm
  119. Hate is the defect that he has. God does not hate and does not approve of those who hate and judge. These comments do irreparable damage to gay and lesbian youth.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:50pm
  120. Big surprise. Why do people still have a shred of respect for the catholic church?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:50pm
  121. Your FACE is a bodily defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:51pm
  122. His FACE is a bodily defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:53pm
  123. Several surveys have shown that Catholic Seminaries have a very high percentage of gay young men. The church recruits gay boys into the seminaries by teaching them that they are defective and therefore need to shut down their sexuality, live celibate lives and serve the lord. God has chosen them because of this defect. Is there any wonder why the church is filled with 50 year old men who have the psychosexual development of a 14 year old? No, the defect isn’t the gay kid. The real defect in this world is this Catholic machine whose institutions brainwash young gay men into self-loathing pederasts. I know. I escaped the machine.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:53pm
  124. In my younger years, I was told that I should get into religion, become a priest. In my entire life, I knew that wasn't for me, I liked boys too much. I now realize this is exactly the reason they told me to do such a vile thing.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:51pm
  125. the big problem is that all churches have not thought of their inner family and themselves as understanding the people they should serve – they just preach as they have been taught, mindlessly, on bible-point which is 2000 years out of date now. Whatever would our Lord say to them?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:54pm
  126. pretty sad when people think like that!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:54pm
  127. 1 step forward. 8 steps back.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:56pm
  128. Bite me

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:56pm
  129. I G N O R A N C E ……

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:56pm
  130. Idiot Catholic Church

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:57pm
  131. Yes ladies and gentlemen, our country used to be full of men like this. The first to cast the stone, and the first to light the fire that burned countless innocent people. Glad the days of their tyranny is coming to an end.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:57pm
  132. And… we are surprised by this… why???

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:59pm
  133. Tattie Halbohn

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:59pm
  134. Stupid moron. He’s probably in the closet

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:00pm
  135. So he thinks taking pills like high blood pressure medicine is going to “fix” us even though we aren’t broken? The purpose of sexuality is procreation? How many children did this wanker make? May his God have mercy on his hateful soul!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:01pm
  136. Is this shocking?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:01pm
  137. God doesn’t make mistakes, what’s more, God made me transgendered. I have no doubt that it is part of the plan of God for my life.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:01pm
  138. Done with stupid churches. Done with stupid politicians.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:01pm
  139. I was waiting for this. I mean, if homosexuality is genetic (yes, I know it is), then it becomes quantifiable as a deviant trait: an illness.

    “dis·ease
    noun diz-ˈēz
    Definition of DISEASE
    : an impairment of the normal state of the living animal or plant body or one of its parts that interrupts or modifies the performance of the vital functions, is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms, and is a response to environmental factors (as malnutrition, industrial hazards, or climate), to specific infective agents (as worms, bacteria, or viruses), to inherent defects of the organism (as genetic anomalies), or to combinations of these factors : sickness, illness—called also morbus; compare health 1
    —dis·eased adjective ”

    Well, there you have it. The mentally ill are normally barred from owning guns, many of them have to prove their competency to vote, we treat people as diseases on a day-to-day basis. Unappealing physical variances get doctored out or even force-cleansed. Sociopathy is treated as something needing to be “fixed”, etc.

    Congratulations – the anti-lgbt community is acknowledging that being gay is genetic.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:02pm
  140. P.S. This is NOT -my- view, but I think it needed stated. The big issue is finally sitting down and starting to talk about acceptable variances vs. the same kind of racial cleansing the Germans wanted... I fully vote and support LGBT rights but I think the community needs to spearhead their movement VERY differently in order to succeed.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:03pm
  141. Go molest something

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:03pm
  142. Jackass

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:03pm
  143. This asshat needs to read his Bible where Jesus COMMANDED his followers NOT TO JUDGE ONE ANOTHER.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:04pm
  144. I wanna tear his fugly face apart.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:05pm
  145. Total ignorance- high blood pressure? Really?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:06pm
  146. This asshole is a defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:07pm
  147. And his opinion is important why?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:09pm
  148. Because unfortunately the catholic zombies will believe anything their masters tell them..no matter how stupid it is.

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:39pm
  149. Bigot hypocrite and a child rapist pedophiles are most of the Catholic Church clergy that said they really need to clean their foul house!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:10pm
  150. Fuck the catholics

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:10pm
  151. Smug, self-righteous asshole…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:11pm
  152. Coming from a church full of pedophiles, that they hide from justice! Forget curing the Gays idiot! Turn in your disgusting priest!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:13pm
  153. You know, these posts usually show those who are uneducated and just want drama. It eventually probably will get him fired or more probable, get him to recant in order not to look like a bigot and prick in public.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:13pm
  154. His type of brain is warped, distorted and soooooo very anti-Jesus.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:16pm
  155. Its really sad the stuff people are coming up with to call homosexuality.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:16pm
  156. He callin us defect, he prob a child molester…most priest r….assssshole

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:16pm
  157. LOL Your face is a damned defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:16pm
  158. his face is a bodily defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:17pm
  159. What is wrong with this guy?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:17pm
  160. God bigotry is contagious.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:18pm
  161. Stupid old fool

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:18pm
  162. INCREDIBLE HYPOCRISY..in a “religion” where OVER 50% of the messengers of “god” are homosexual, we have this cardinal saying the very men he calls co-workers, the very men he may have hired to be priests, the very men he manages as messengers of gods word have a bodily defect. well cardinal, you have a brain defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:19pm
  163. Don’t these people believe that humans were created in the likeness of God? I am NOT suggesting God is gay.. (so calm down).. what I am suggesting is that if we are created by God.. and they suggest it’s in his/her/it’s likeness.. then exactly who the f#! $ is someone like him to suggest that God created a defect? Or maybe, just maybe, we are EXACTLY who we are supposed to be.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:19pm
  164. -_- Has he learned anything from Pope Francis at all this year?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:20pm
  165. I bet he doesn’t have issues with pedophilia!!! Ignorant trash!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:20pm
  166. RCC i wouldn’t be talking. Your the ones that hide pedophiles and protect them. Leave the GLBT people alone. Clean up your own shit within your church.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:21pm
  167. Religion is a choice, being gay is NOT!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:21pm
  168. I always like to see medical opinions from people who don’t know what they are talking about.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:22pm
  169. Please. This from a man who knowingly helped to conceal the identities of priest child molesters.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:23pm
  170. How many pedophiles did he move around? He is a newly minted Cardinal now after all.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:24pm
  171. i love how religious leaders consider themselves authorities in matters they know nothing about. i personally find religion a hallucination of the heat oppressed mind.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:24pm
  172. But, molestation of children is ok. Idiots.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:24pm
  173. The pope may say a few nice things these days – but this cardinal is expressing a core belief of the church. The official church sees LGBT people as imperfect, flawed and broken. Only whole humans when we’re “healed” of our LGBT affliction.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:25pm
  174. I wonder how many little boys he’s molested?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:25pm
  175. Yes, The Advocate sure knew what they were doing when they named the pope Person of the Year lol

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:26pm
  176. “many cases of homosexuality can be recovered and normalized with adequate treatment” There you are Gareth, you just need adequate treatment to make you better again, take your tablets ! :)

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:26pm
  177. His stupid face is a bodily defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:26pm
  178. What? God made a mistake? Arrogant putz!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:28pm
  179. It never ends

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:29pm
  180. He’s defective then. Since Catholic clergy seem to like boys so much.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:31pm
  181. And what is HIS defect ???

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:31pm
  182. The Pope can say what he wants the true test to see what the rest say and what the rest do. They are haters

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:32pm
  183. He hates himself. Why do we keep getting these ignorant cardinals in the CC? Could it be – could it be – that we don’t have a vote?????

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:33pm
  184. What an a-hole, just when you think the catholics are making progress towards actually being more Christian….

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:34pm
  185. I swear,are all the people in higher positions in the catholic church stupid? They keep coming up with such bullshit it’s incredible.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:35pm
  186. …says the newest Cardinal from the largest group of known pedophiles in the world.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:35pm
  187. His defect is obvious, he’s an asshole.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:35pm
  188. Hello, this is pot I’m kettle your black. We all know who the real defect is!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:37pm
  189. Well, actually, bigotry is a learned defect, that can be corrected with education. That’s as far as it goes.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:38pm
  190. His brain is the defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:38pm
  191. WTF is his excuse then?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:39pm
  192. His face is a bodily defect, anyone have a plastic bag?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:39pm
  193. Another IDIOT?! As if he is any one to know anything about anything.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:40pm
  194. Blah, Blah, Blah!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:41pm
  195. Ignorant man!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:41pm
  196. And he knows this how?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:41pm
  197. Well at least he realizes that being gay isnt a choice and thats a start.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:42pm
  198. What does he know when he obviously has a mental “defect”!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:43pm
  199. ….but molesting children is perfectly normal, right Padre?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:44pm
  200. Wrong. Dead wrong. Nothing to be corrected. Not a flaw.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:45pm
  201. I wonder if he knows how many gay priests there are!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:45pm
  202. again with the what instead of the who

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:47pm
  203. So many people make it into something far friggin’ more complicated than it truly is… overbearing mothers? No. Absent fathers? No. Mental illness? No. Molested? No. A virus? A bacteria? Confusion? No. No. NO! It just IS! WTF???

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:48pm
  204. Ignore the emotional and commitments of.love…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:49pm
  205. So what does he call the priest raping young boys n the church covering it up for decades

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:50pm
  206. The catholic church is a defect on humanity

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:50pm
  207. I want to make it clear, that the Catholic Church as a whole does not support this belief. I am an ex catholic lesbian. I know the church views practicing homosexuality as a sin, but the church does not as a whole believe in reparative therapy. I don’t agree with their teachings in any way, I just don’t want to lump a whole community into this dumb man’s beliefs.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:51pm
  208. I am not sorry for what I am about to say, I don’t know how in the world a catholic priest can say this because how many catholic priest has touched a little boy in places that shouldn’t be touched? how are they going to say its a birth defect. if anything these priest has a birth defect because they want to molest children.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:52pm
  209. So if it is a defect, should we be trying to correct the thousands of animals in nature who are also homosexual? If it is so wrong, and such a defect why is it found in MANY animals in nature? Everyone says humans are only born to procreate, if all any of us did was have babies the world would literally be a shithole. We cannot handle anymore people. The world is overpopulated as it is. That is what makes diversity so great. Many homosexuals adopt children that would otherwise just sit in foster homes. So many people are brainwashed into thinking they HAVE to have babies when they could be adopted one of the hundreds of thousands of children in foster care. Homosexuals are not the problem. They still want children and they are natural. Love is not a defect. Hate it.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:52pm
  210. Hate is*

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:52pm
  211. Homosexuality transcends procreation and is a higher form of sexuality than mere breeding.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:54pm
  212. Bullshit.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:54pm
  213. Has he looked in the mirror. Holier tha what?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:55pm
  214. What a lot of ‘defects’ the good Cardinal has in his employ.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:55pm
  215. Not if you do it right ;-)

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:55pm
  216. That’s sooooo low!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:57pm
  217. Yeah just like those priest who molest kids.. They are defective.. This guy is 84 and a moron.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:57pm
  218. I’m glad I have this “defect.”

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:57pm
  219. The only thing defective here is the catholic church!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:57pm
  220. WHAT AN ASSHOLE!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:58pm
  221. yeah & so is adultery [a commandment] raping, pedophiles, child pornography and the evil list goes on and on stfu you closeted fool

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:58pm
  222. I’m so tired of reading what bigots like to call us… Really, who cares?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:58pm
  223. And just because your gay/lesbian does not mean you can’t have kids. Plenty do, it has nothing to,do,with anything. There are ways to have them with out intercourse. Fellas we really don’t need you. Make deposit in a sperm bank, cup, whatever. Smh. This guy is stupid and ignorant

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:59pm
  224. Wow, I take meds for my high blood pressure. Assholes like this are who give it to me.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:59pm
  225. then why is he wearing lipstick the little closet queen, i wouldnt trust him around my children

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:59pm
  226. What is it with Catholics?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 6:59pm
  227. He is a human defect. ‘Nough said

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
  228. So is looking old and turkey necked but we don’t tell that to you.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:00pm
  229. What percentage of priests and bishops are defective?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:02pm
  230. I Can Picture Those Lips Around A Big Delish Cock 11-16 Age Range !!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:02pm
  231. Wow. :/ that’s dumb

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:03pm
  232. Another stupid, uninformed human.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:03pm
  233. So is your face, pal!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:03pm
  234. How can I say it ?… Ya fuckin douchebag get an education that’s valid

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:04pm
  235. Maybe he’s a defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:05pm
  236. Think the old fart ate too many prunes!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:06pm
  237. your the defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:07pm
  238. Unkind judgement of others is a mental defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:08pm
  239. ha ha ha he is so naïve……….. surely there must be homophobic tablets then as well :D

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:08pm
  240. hijo de la grandísima puta…..

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:08pm
  241. Every time I think about going back to church, I am reminded I have better things to spend my time on. Why go back to a church where hierarchy alienates its members?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:10pm
  242. Love is NEVER a defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:11pm
  243. He does indeed cling to church dogma and adds his own twist. No point in arguing with someone of that age.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:11pm
  244. why would I take advice on sexuality from someone who is (supposedly) celibate?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:11pm
  245. U look like a defect have u looked in the mirror ur expired

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:13pm
  246. All these old ppl are what keeps things from changing for the good

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:14pm
  247. Too much lipstick.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:15pm
  248. Don’t forget Gareth “many cases of playing ‘Lucky Bingo’ can be recovered and normalized with adequate treatment” !! HOUSE

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:15pm
  249. I suppose one could say the same of bigotry.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:17pm
  250. He looks like Barney Frank.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:18pm
  251. He must be talking from his ass, because his mouth knows better…..

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:18pm
  252. The Catholic clergy is fucked.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:24pm
  253. ….and another witless jerkass takes a cushy job.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:25pm
  254. Has he got scientific proof?? No!!! So his a fuckhead

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:25pm
  255. He ought to know!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:27pm
  256. Another reason I glad I left 25 years ago

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:27pm
  257. This dude knows just as much about medicine as I know about the bible – a hell lot of nothing at all :)

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:28pm
  258. Fuck him

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:30pm
  259. That’s fine. If it is a defect, have the government pay to have it fixed.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:33pm
  260. Where’s the scientific proof? I want to see your proof. And unless you have a medical degree to back it up I would suggest shutting up about things you can’t even begin to understand! Y’all are a bunch of child molesting perverts!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:36pm
  261. Ignorant.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:38pm
  262. Does he have a mirror? Looks like he has a body defect!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:39pm
  263. A man who looks like he has done drag for the last 30 years has no business delivering words like this. Further…he has no degree in medicine. Spewing forth words like, “bodily defect” makes him a liar trying to impersonate a doctor. What an awful person. How sad that we have to keep calling out people who are supposed to be models of kindness like this.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:39pm
  264. Kinda ironic us members of the lgbt community are shunned upon by the catholic church BUT how many priests in the last year or 2 have been protected by the church or jailed for being child molesters..breaking the law is ok but all of us being anything but heterosexual isnt…..i assume that pedophelia is a” bodily defect “as well?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:40pm
  265. Here’s me, over here, still not caring what anyone in the Catholic Church thinks.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:42pm
  266. Well isn’t he just “special ”
    Wait till the pope grabs his ear.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:43pm
  267. He’s just old. And not so smart.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:48pm
  268. only kidding

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:48pm
  269. but seriously though

    Replied on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:49pm
  270. Jackass. These lies are hurting our society. Stop the spreading of lies, homosexuality is not a disease.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:49pm
  271. Ass hole it’s 2014 not 1014.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:49pm
  272. So we are not responsible … our flesh is weak and our bodies betrayeth us?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:51pm
  273. hhhhmmmmmmmmm a “defect”……….this from the people who cover up sex acts with kids…..like my mom always said. you point a finger at someone there are always three pointing back at you

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:51pm
  274. This may well be a useful test of just his progressive a Pope Francis actually is. If he lets these comments go unchallenged they will undo much of the PR miracle he has managed to pull off in the last year to make the Church look anything other than a backward medieval right wing bullshit machine. If he criticises his new cardinal’s nasty opinions then he risks alienating the conservative remainder of the Church but at least would prove he has some integrity. I can imagine the news papers arriving on the Popes desk this morning, “‘ fuck’s sake- he said what?! I’ve been trying to make us look all approachable and tolerant and he’s just undone it all.” – the answer Francis? Sack the vicious old bastard if you want to maintain the image of a church for the 21st Century

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:52pm
  275. Cut off his dick & stone his ass to death, just like in the 1700′s, this is where his damn mind is at Fucktard. THIS si why the catholic church is dying out, assholes like this & fuck-a-kid priests.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:52pm
  276. Well I guess heterosexuality is to bud.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:53pm
  277. VApaedophile. Perhaps?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:54pm
  278. Funny I call religious belief a brain defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:56pm
  279. Sydney Sprout …..don’t even get me started……….

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:57pm
  280. Suck it you closet case,

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:59pm
  281. He should be Fired For good! Disgusted!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 7:59pm
  282. his face is a bodily defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
  283. Fuck him

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
  284. Let me guess what his views on abortion are. These religious types need some new material.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:00pm
  285. Moron!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:01pm
  286. If he would just come out of the closet, and try on mom’s heels he would feel so much better.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:02pm
  287. Reactionary Catholicism: a defect in the Body of Christ.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:03pm
  288. how many boys did you molest????

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:06pm
  289. i think he’s a defect

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:06pm
  290. Following a fairy tale suggests there is a brain defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:06pm
  291. It may be a defect to you but molestation of little of boys by priests over many years is a lot more damaging than gay people who interact with each other willingly.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:12pm
  292. And catholisism is a family mistake

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:15pm
  293. How about pedophilia of the priest?what you call that????!!!!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:19pm
  294. Really GOD makes defects,,,what church that came from…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:22pm
  295. Um, no. It’s an enhancement. His face is a defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:23pm
  296. moron

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:28pm
  297. What a nut!!
    Get ur ass out of the dark ages!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:29pm
  298. i guess the 400 priests that molested children in the last 2 years are ok though….fucking asshole!!!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:29pm
  299. I really could care less what these ‘catholic leaders’ have to say. They’re corrupt

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:34pm
  300. What in hell does he know! HE is the defect.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:38pm
  301. (((YAWN!))) Nothing new here.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:44pm
  302. i think that the oldschool catholic church is defective, and a festering boil upon the earth that is long overdue for a lanceing!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:49pm
  303. I’m dying to come out but will remain in the closet..

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:49pm
  304. We’re… surprised that a Spanish Catholic isn’t big on the gay? Really? REALLY? It’s like people forget about that whole series of inquisitions…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:50pm
  305. He’s probably one on those closet priest who molests little boys? Shame on you….Father!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:58pm
  306. i find it disgusting tjat church has any influence on modern life, its better to be gay and proud as you should be proud of who you are

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:58pm
  307. I’m sure Pope Francis does not agree with the thoughts of this idiot!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:01pm
  308. So is child molestation and rape. What will YOU DO to stop your priests from doing that?

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:09pm
  309. I could have sworn he was gay!

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:11pm
  310. Afraid of the competition padre…..all those children are waiting…

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:12pm
  311. psychology has known for years that it is a genetically based orientation. He Is ignorant

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:13pm
  312. I’m not too concerned with him saying stuff like this. First, it doesn’t surprise me. Second, the burden of proof is on him, and since he can’t prove what he claims, he has little credibility outside his brainwashed followers.

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:14pm
  313. Time to revoke tax exempt status

    Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 at 9:18pm