SPAIN’S LGBT organisation COLEGAS has asked Pope Francisco to send the Bishop of Alcalá into early retirement following his outdated views on homosexuality.
According to COLEGAS, Bishop Juan Antonio Reig Plá has been using his sermons to spread a message of hatred aimed at the LGBT community in Spain.
Reig Plá recently criticised the Partido Popular (PP) for its u-turn on planned reforms to the abortion law. Using the word ‘liberal’ as if it were an insult, Reig Plá accused the PP of being infiltrated by radical feminist ideology and of being ‘infected by the LGBT lobby.
Paco Ramírez, spokesperson for COLEGAS, said: “At COLEGAS we consider the use of the word ‘infected’ as a clearly offensive insult against LGBT persons; as if we were an ‘infectious disease’ or virus, spreading throughout society and turning people into pro-LGBT feminist zombies.
“According to the Bishop, we have already infiltrated the mayor political parties, including the PP and the unions. But he forgets that there are many homosexuals within the Church, and that this homophobia is an indication of an ashamed and closeted attitude towards homosexuality assumed by many of the Church’s members.”
COLEGAS will appeal to the Spanish State against the offensive insults leveled at the LGBT community, which they consider to be in breach of Article 510 of the Penal Code, inciting hatred and violence.