Three days ago, we posted about Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta expressing respect for the love of gay and lesbian couples. Thanks to one of our readers, today we are able to provide video of an interview with Bishop Scicluna. Though he clearly does not endorse marriage for gay and lesbian couples, he does show a pastoral sensitivity to the human relationships of same-gender couples that few bishops exhibit. Towards the end of the interview, he explains the hierarchy’s use of the term “disorder” to describe sexual orientation. Again, while his definition is not overwhelmingly positive, he does remove from the term any connotation of stigma and mental illness. He also categorically states that people should not use the word “evil” to talk about gay and lesbian people.
Perhaps his most affirming sentences of the interview: “Love is never a sin. God is love.”
You can view the short interview here:
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry