Archbishop: Society Is Pedophilic,Teens Gay
Priests following trend, says conservative Brazilian
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 7, 2010 2:45 AM CDT
Porto Alegre's Archbishop Dadeus Grings gives a mass in Porto Alegre, Brazil.   (AP Photo/Nabor Goulart)

(Newser) – All of society is pedophilic and all teens are "spontaneously" gay until "guidance" shows them a "suitable and human" sexual path, a Catholic archbishop declared yesterday. Priests have engaged in pedophilia because "society is pedophile, so people easily fall into it," Brazilian Archbishop Dadeus Grings said at a bishops conference. He also said adolescents are "spontaneously" homosexual. "Boys play with boys, girls play with girls—If there is no proper guidance, this sticks," he explained.

"The question is: how are we going to educate our children to use a sexuality that is human and suitable?" Grings also indicated that demonstrations for rights, presumably gay rights, will result in "rights for pedophiles." Brazilian priests have been hit recently with a flurry of child sex abuse charges, and Grings has a reputation for outrageous comments, notes the Telegraph. Last year he insisted more Catholics than Jews were killed in the Holocaust, but said the information was hidden because Jews control the media.