In a recorded interview, Papal theologian Rev. Wojciech Giertych says that homosexual persons should be treated with dignity, adding that dignity means telling them the truth that “Homosexuality is against human nature.”
The reader may watch the full interview below.
This (homosexuality) is not an issue which is reacting against the Church’s teaching – this is a fundamental anthropological change.”… “a distortion of humanity which is being proposed as an ideology, which is being supported, financed, promoted by those who are powerful in the world in many, many, countries simultaneously.”
“Ideologies come and go…Human nature cannot be changed; it can be distorted. But the elevation of perversion to the level of a fundamental value that has to be nurtured and nourished and promoted – this is absolutely sick.”
“the Church is saying something very normal and humane, which corresponds to the understanding of humanity, which humanity has had for millennia, long before Christ, long before the appearance of Christianity,” …it’s a question of the distortion of humanity, and the Church standing up in defence of human dignity.”
Speaking of practicing homosexuals Fr. Giertych said, “of course they have to be treated with dignity, everybody has to be treated with dignity, even sinners have to be treated with dignity, but the best way of treating people with dignity is to tell them the truth.”
And so the important thing is how to pastorally help such people to return to an emotional and moral integrity.”
He also spoke of the danger of identifying with the homosexual condition as if it was the “supreme expression of the identity of the individual” which would deprive the individual of healing and happiness.
The papal theologian concluded noting that Christ is both the model for a healthy humanity and the source of healing for distortions of humanity.