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Spanish prosecutor to investigate Catholic Cardinal for calling homosexuality "defective"

Standing against perversion and immorality is now a crime requiring criminal investigation in Spain.

Lifesite News is reporting:

A Spanish prosecutor has agreed to investigate Cardinal-elect Fernando Sebastian Aguilar after a national homosexualist group launched a legal action against him last month, accusing him of hate speech for calling homosexuality a "defective way of expressing sexuality."

Aguilar, recently named as a cardinal-elect by Pope Francis, told the Spanish newspaper Diario Sur January 20 that sex "has a structure and a purpose, which is procreation." Cardinal-elect Fernando Sebastian Aguilar with Pope Francis

"A homosexual who can't achieve procreation is failing," he said. "Our bodies have many defects. I have high blood pressure, a defect I have to try and correct in whatever way I can."

Members of Colegas, the homosexual group behind the complaint, say that the Cardinal-elect's words "clearly incit[e] hate and discrimination," a crime that they say violates constitutional guarantees.

"Spain is a modern country and a secular one, and these types of declarations from the church have to be punished because [members of the church] are the least qualified to talk about sexual deficiencies, above all because they have hidden cases of child abuse and paedophilia," Colegas president Antonio Ferre said after filing the complaint.

Public prosecutor Juan Carlos Lopez has begun a preliminary inquiry "to clarify whether the allegations constitute a criminal offence," reported AFP.