The number two man, second only to the Pope, instructs parents to not let their children have any contact with gay people who engage in "evil, wrong," and "disordered" relationships.
Raymond Burke is the formerÂ Archbishop of St. Louis. He now serves as the Vatican's number two man,Â the Cardinal Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.Â
The very anti-gay, anti-women, American websiteÂ LifeSiteNews went to Rome and interviewedÂ Cardinal Burke. When asked about gay family members, Burke had a great deal to say.
Same-sex relationship are, Burke said, "intrinsically disordered," so, he pondered, "what would it mean to grandchildren to have present at a family gathering a family member who is living [in] a disordered relationship with another person?â€
Burke adds that the issue of children being in the company ofÂ gay people is "made even more delicate by the aggressiveness of the homosexual agenda."
He did not explain his comments, but answering his own question, the Cardinal said, "if it were another kind of relationship â€” something that was profoundly disordered and harmful â€” we wouldn't expose our children to that relationship, to the direct experience of it. And neither should we do it in the context of a family member who not only suffers from same-sex attraction, but who has chosen to live out that attraction, to act upon it, committing acts which are always and everywhere wrong, evil."
The Cardinal goes on to claim that "we know" same-sex relationships and marriages make people "profoundly unhappy."
He adds that gay relationships "scandalize" and should not be "imposed on family members, especially impressionable children."
So much for "who am I to judge?"