Irish bishop: homosexuality is not what “God intended,” compares it to Down syndrome


A Catholic Bishop’s view that gay couples with children “are not parents” has been described as “a nonsense”.

88586_54_news_hub_84528_588x448The Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran also said he believes “the jury’s out” on whether people are born gay.

Dr Doran had this to say when it was put to him that gay people in Ireland already have children.

“They may have children – but that’s the point – people who have children are not necessarily parents,” he said.

“This legislation that the government is introducing – the Children and Family Relationships Bill – seems primarily focused about making it possible for people in various different relationships to have children. It’s not about ensuring that children have their parents.”

When he was asked about where homosexuality comes from – whether it was what God intended – Dr Doran replied: “That would be to suggest that if some people who are born with Down syndrome or Spina Bifida, that that was what God intended either.”

He explained further: 

“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.”

Read the rest and listen to the interview. 

Photo from Diocese of Elphin

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