Brazilian bishop describes homosexuality as ‘gift from God’

Brazilian bishop describes homosexuality as ‘gift from God’

During a recent homily, a Brazilian bishop characterized homosexuality as a “gift from God” and lamented “prejudices that kill.”

“If it is not a choice, if it is not a disease, in the perspective of faith, it can only be a gift,” Bishop Antônio Carlos Cruz Santos of Caicó preached on July 30. “When you look at homosexuality, you cannot say it’s an option … It’s given by God. But perhaps our prejudices do not get the gift of God.”

“The Gospel par excellence is the Gospel of inclusion,” he continued. “The Gospel is a narrow door, yes, it is a demanding love, but it is a door that is always open.”

The 55-year-old prelate, who is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, stated that a sexual orientation can be lived out “in a dignified, ethical way, or in a promiscuous one. But promiscuity can be lived in any of the orientations.”

He added, “Just as we were able to leap, in the wisdom of the Gospel, and overcome slavery, is it not the time for us to leap, from a perspective of faith, and overcome prejudices against our brothers who experience same-sex attraction?”

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  1. Mitch
    August 13, 09:43 Reply

    “…sexual orientation can be lived out in a dignified, ethical way, or in a promiscuous one. But promiscuity can be lived in any of the orientations.”

    That’s all I need to see.

    • Black Dynasty
      August 14, 05:51 Reply

      This! Unfortunately a lot of the world still believe all gay/ bi men & women are raging hoes generously donating their bodies to every Tom, Dick, Harry or Suzie available….

  2. Tom
    August 13, 12:21 Reply

    Thanks for sharing. We need to read about all perspectives. When ones hear a lot of hate garb most times one relates the hate with the garb of the person. The Religious garb has not only dressed the clergy in supposed piety but it is a garb of responsible conduct too. Thanks Your Lordship!

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