Catholic cardinal blames sexual abuse scandal on gay ‘moral depravity’

Out in Perth

November 28, 2018

By Leigh Andrew Hill

A cardinal of the Catholic Church has spoken out against the LGBTI+ community in a recent interview, blaming the church’s sexual abuse scandal on the “moral depravity” of gay people.

Cardinal Gerhard Müller spoke with right-wing publication LifeSite to address accusations of sexual abuse of boys within the organisation. Müller also addresses the resignation of cardinal Theodore McCarrick in July, after he was accused of abusing young men.

In the interview, Müller says that the “homosexual conduct of clergymen can in no case be tolerated.”

“That McCarrick, together with his clan and a homosexual network, was able to wreak havoc in a mafia-like manner in the Church is connected with the underestimation of the moral depravity of homosexual acts among adults,” Müller said.

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