Controversy in the small municipality of San Pedro, in Albacete, after a parish priest charged against the LGTBI community and the alleged "gender ideology"
En Albacete, the priest of the municipality of San Pedro, Oscar Diaz, has charged against the collective LGTBI and "gender ideology", suggesting that they encourage pedophilia. During the homily of the past 14 August, the parish priest rejected the gay marriage and urged his parishioners not to accept «his life style» and stay «radicals to the gospel«. «From Christian ethics there are things that cannot be accepted and that we little by little assume as something normal, for example, the situation of same-sex couples, today it has become something common, but that does not mean that it is normal nor wanted by God", he pointed.
Likewise, he asked the attendees not to be forced to assume that this is «the right thing«. «They can do what they want, they are free, but that freedom they have does not have to be accepted as something normal, we can respect, the person is valued, the person is not judged or accused, but their way of living does not we have to accept it«, insisted the priest.
In addition, he criticized gender ideology, which he calls "dangerous“, by assuring that “blur the lines between boy and man«, thus promoting pedophilia. «One of the radical things about this inclusive language is that it goes so far as to say that there is no such thing as a child or an adult, but rather that we are all what we are, therefore, those who are classified as pedophiles today would no longer be committing a crime, but would be one more sexual identification, therefore, the male has the right and the child is in his duty to assume a relationship with the adult", he said explicitly, statements that have generated a strong rejection among the neighbors and the associations of Albacete.
The priest also charged against what he called «gender ideology» and inclusive language: «Ehe detail that seems contradictory to me is that this language rejects the others. It is no longer necessary to say all and all, but all. So it's not inclusive, it's exclusive", I consider.
These homophobic comments have been harshly criticized by LGTBI associations and groups in the region, which in a statement have considered that the priest's words intend "divert the gaze of its parishioners from all cases of sexual abuse of minors that are being uncovered within the Catholic Church«.
The signatory entities have defended that this sermon is «a serious attack» to coexistence between people of different sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, as well as «a malicious way» of associating specific sexualities with pederasty.