Colombian prelate criticizes adoption of boys by gay US journalist
December 15, 2011
The secretary general of the Colombian bishops’ conference has criticized a judge’s decision that permits a homosexual US journalist, Chandler Burr, to adopt two Colombian boys.
“What investigation was done on the personality of the father?” said Bishop Juan Vicente Cordoba Villota of Fontibón. Only “a couple formed by a man and a woman, or a man alone or a woman alone with a stable psychology,” should be able to adopt.
Homosexuality “is a disorder of sexual identity, of gender identification,’ the Jesuit prelate added. Between Burr and the boys--one age 10, the other 13--there can be “no parent-child relationship; you get two boys at an age when they can be attractive to him, which may be a temptation.”
Following the publication of his comments, Bishop Cordoba issued a statement that described the adoption as “not ideal.”
- Fuertes declaraciones de iglesia sobre adopción al estadounidense gay (El Tiempo)
- CASO BURR: ESTA ADOPCIÓN NO ES LA IDEAL, AFIRMA MONS. CÓRDOBA (Conferencia Episcopal de Colombia)
- Adoption with many doubts (Fides)
- Adopted Colombian sons to be returned to gay US journalist (Colombia Reports)
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Posted by: rpp -
Dec. 17, 2011 1:11 AM ET USA
Most victims of sexual abuse are boy who were abused by men. The idea that there is no connection from the mental disorder of homosexuality and the mental disorder of sexual attraction to children is clear. Only idiots with an agenda deny this.
Posted by: bkmajer3729 -
Dec. 16, 2011 12:21 AM ET USA
Really, hartwood01? ...A homosexual man with tow young males at an age when they are just developing their own sexual identity. The Bishop has it right. Why allow the situation to exist when the strong possibility exists for abuse?
Posted by: hartwood01 -
Dec. 15, 2011 7:29 PM ET USA
Bishop Villota confuses homosexuality with sexual assault of children.