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Spanish church leader calls homosexuality an 'epidemic'
2005-02-01

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The secretary of the Spanish Roman Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference called homosexuality an 'epidemic' Jan. 8.

' [ It is ] a true epidemic of homosexuality, a fount of psychological problems and painful frustrations,' said Fernando Sebastián, archbishop of Pamplona. ' [ Homosexuals ] , if they wish, with well-directed help, can change their situation.'

The Spanish church has been on the warpath for several months against the national government's plans to legalize full marriage for same-sex couples this year.


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