Peru Catholic cardinal suggests lawmaker is gay for wanting civil unions bill

Peru’s Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne has implied that civil unions bill author Carlos Bruce is a homosexual for supporting LGBT equality

Peru Catholic cardinal suggests lawmaker is gay for wanting civil unions bill
18 September 2013

Peruvian Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, archbishop of Lima, has used a radio appearance to attack the author of a bill which would allow same-sex couples to enter into civil unions – implying that lawmaker Carlos Bruce is gay.

‘If a person has made some alternate choices, that’s their problem and he can do whatever he wants on his own,’ Cardinal Cipriani said on the Dialogues of Faith program on Peru’s RPP network in a swipe at the Congressman.

‘But I don’t think that we’ve elected congresspeople just so they can justify their own life choices. I don’t think that’s right.’

Bruce, who is divorced with two sons, later told RPP that he would not dignify such comments with a response.

‘I will not answer such baseness,’ Bruce told Diario Correo.

The cardinal’s comments resulted in Peruvian tabloid La Razon to run the headline ‘Cipriani pulls Bruce out of the closet’ on its front page.

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

Kenya trans woman wins right to change name on school certificate

The male gender marker will also be removed
No thumbnail available

Italian gays will march for French same-sex marriage

The Roman rally will end in front of the French embassy. Meanwhile, thousands of French will march in Paris to support President Hollande's same-sex marriage law
No thumbnail available

Anti-gay shirts sold at school considered 'freedom of speech'

A high school student in the US has sold over 12 anti-gay t-shirts since his school agreed that he could wear one on campus
No thumbnail available

US military academy holds first gay pride week

Norwich University’s first-ever student pride to include ‘condom Olympics’ and ‘queer prom’ 
No thumbnail available

Pastor of gay-friendly church shot in possible anti-gay hate crime

Police say the shooting could be a hate crime linked to the church's inclusion of gay and lesbian members
No thumbnail available

Californian conservatives plan to attack new trans law through ballot

Opponents of trans rights aiming to repeal law protecting trans students by introducing ballot in November
No thumbnail available

Can alternative gays save the world like Flash Gordon?

Three artists have just 14 minutes to save the world - how on earth will they do it?
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Money, Money, Money: bookies offer odds as ABBA reunion hinted

With bookies Paddy Power offering odds on an ABBA reunion, it could be a case of the Winner Takes It All
No thumbnail available

US senator claims gay community wages 'jihad' against people of faith

'Look at the jihad that is being waged right now in Indiana and Arkansas'