Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Archbishop: homosexuality same as anorexia

"Homosexuality is not the same as normal sex in the same way that anorexia is not a normal appetite," says the new Archbishop of Belgium.

Archbishop Léonard's comments were made in an interview with a Belgian television station.

He added that he would "never call anorexia patients abnormal."

A few years ago, when he was serving as Bishop of Namen, he caused a storm of controversy when he said that homosexuality was abnormal.

Last week Pope Benedict XVI named him as the successor to Archbishop Daniels.

Archbishop Léonard is also a well-known critic of abortion and stem cell research.

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