Catholic church sexual abuse: Cardinal blames ‘moral depravity’ of gays

Gerhard Müller, who has blamed the Catholic Church's child sex abuse scandal on the "moral depravity" of gay people

A cardinal has blamed the child sex abuse scandal that has engulfed the Catholic Church on the “moral depravity” of gay people.

In an interview with far-right Catholic website LifeSite, cardinal Gerhard Müller suggested that being gay counted as a form of sex abuse.

“In my view, there do not exist homosexual men or even priests.”

—Cardinal Gerhard Müller

Müller discussed the resignation of cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who stepped down in July 2018 after he was accused of sexually abusing young boys.

Being gay is a “disorder,” says cardinal

“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 told LifeSite.

Elsewhere in the interview, Müller, who described homosexuality as a “disorder,” said that being gay is a sin.

“In my view, there do not exist homosexual men or even priests. God has created the human being as man and woman,” the cardinal said.

Gerhard Müller (left) who has suggested the child sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is the result of the "moral depravity" of gay people

Gerhard Müller (left) has linked the Catholic Church’s child sex abuse scandal with the “moral depravity” of gay people. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty)

“But there can be men and women with disordered passions.

“Sexual communion has its place exclusively in the marriage between a man and a woman.

“Outside, there is only fornication and abuse of sexuality, both either with persons of the opposite sex, or in the unnatural intensification of sin with persons of the same sex.”

Cardinal Gerhard Müller: Homosexuality is a form of sex abuse

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