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