During a mass the Bishop spoke against homosexuality and abortion.
From the point of view of the federation, this incited hatred towards homosexuals.
The State Federation for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transsexuals (SFLGBT) have filed a report this Tuesday with the prosecutors of Madrid against the Bishop of Alcalá of Henares (Madrid) because according to Juan Antonio ReigPla, “you cannot harass nor stain” the dignity of any group or person.
In his homily that was directly emitted from La 2 of TVE, the Bishop of Alcalá of Henares spoke against homosexuality and abortion, for those who have, he stated, “the malice of sin” and “unethical practices”, well, “it is brought from temptation”.
The LGBT and their association in Madrid, Cogam, that too have presented this document, have protected Article 14 of the Constitution that proclaims equality for all citizens, and Article 10.2 that alludes to the dignity of people.
The president of the SFLGBT, BotiGarcía Rodrigo, stated in the declarations to the press that ReigPla was able to incur in a crime that provoked discrimination and hate, according to Article 510 of the Penal Code.
“With the current laws and considering that the words of ReigPla could constitute as a crime, expressions full of homophobia, the SFLGBT and Cogman have presented today this denouncement with the prosecutors”, affirmed BotiGarcía.
They believe that what the Bishop stated has incited “disdain to homosexuals”
In their opinion, what the Bishop stated has incited “disdain to the homosexual community”, after affirming that homophobia kills, it produces marginalization and suffering.
They have stated that now it is in the hands of the courtsto point outhow the Bishop´s statements can be considered a crime. They have also indicated that the homosexual community has the obligation to try and not have these actions repeated.
“The freedom of expression has its limit, what is respecting dignity in the integration of a given organization”, noted the president of SFLGBT.
At the same time, it was reminded that the Federation has filed a complaint to RTVE, the corporation’s defense attorney, and the town’s defense attorney.
In regard to the Bishop´s statement yesterday considering that homosexuality can be resolved through “adequate therapy”, BotiGarcía responded that the homosexuals are not sick, however homophobia is a sickness.
“Therefore, I advice that people suffering from homophobia attend appropriate therapy”, stated the president of the FSLGBT