Homosexuality is normal. That’s the declaration coming out of talks by German Bishops, as the country’s Catholic Church begins a controversial review of its teachings on sexual morality.
In a statement to the Catholic News Agency Berlin’s Archbishop Heiner Koch, said, “The sexual preference of man expresses itself in puberty and assumes a hetero or homosexual orientation.”
“Both belong to the normal forms of sexual predisposition, which cannot or should be changed with the help of a specific socialization,” he continued.
He said the church’s new stance on the issue was made possible by Pope Francis’s book on marriage and family called Amoris Laetitia.
He further stated that any form of discrimination of persons with a homosexual orientation was to be rejected, as was “explicitly stressed by Pope Francis” in Amoris laetitia.