The leader of Costa Rica's human rights commission publicly claimed homosexuality is a sin that can be cured.
Justo Orozco, a Protestant minister and legislator, told national newspaper La Prensa: 'Unfortunately I do believe that, because it was written in the Bible,' said Orozco.
'I have evidence. Here in churches in the province of Heredia I know someone like that who became straight.'
In fact most scientists and leading health bodies agree that gay 'cure' therapy does not work and can actually do serious damage.