Says it like he sees it

Says it like he sees it

There’s at least one Catholic cardinal who’s not afraid to say what he thinks.

“I am willing to write in my own blood that of all those who call themselves lesbian or gay, a maximum of five to 10 percent are effectively lesbian or gay,” Cardinal Gustaaf Joos, 80, told the Belgian weekly P-Magazine. “All the rest are just sexual perverts,” Joos added.

“I demand you write that down,” said Joos, who was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul late last year. “I don’t care if they all come protesting at my door. I won’t open the door.”

Of course, the cardinal added that the Church does not reject homosexuals or counsel hatred. He repeats the longstanding teaching that we must love the sinner and hate the sin. The problem is when people so closely identify with their personal choices that they can’t separate their identity from them.