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IRELAND: Bishop Says Being Gay Is God's Mistake, Like Having Down Syndrome

A Catholic bishop in Ireland has a strange argument against same-sex marriage. Via Raw Story:
According to [Bishop Kevin] Doran, it was not a “sin” to be gay, as long as people did not “behave” like homosexuals. “What the church asks of people who are homosexual by orientation is exactly the same as what the church asks of people who are heterosexual, that they reserve sexual relationships to marriage,” he explained. “Now, it’s a completely different question to say that we believe marriage is between a man and a woman.” The radio host asked the bishop people being born gay was “as God intended.” “That would be to suggest that some people are born with Down’s syndrome or spina bifida, that that was what God intended,” Doran opined. “The thing about it is, I can’t see it in the mind of God.” “The things you mentioned are disabilities,” the host pointed out. “Your sexual orientation is not a disability.” “Well, I’m not entering into that,” Doran replied. “I’m just saying it would be wrong to suggest that everything that happens, happens because God intended it. If that were the case, we’d be talking about a very different kind of God.”
Ireland's same-sex marriage referendum will be held on May 22nd. (Tipped by JMG reader DM)

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