GUADALAJARA, April 7, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Mexican pro-lifers, including the Cardinal Archbishop of Guadalajara, are protesting the recent passage of a homosexualist “human rights” amendment to the nation’s constitution by the Mexican Senate.
The reform, which was passed in a perfectly unanimous 107-0 vote, declares “sexual preference” to be a “human right.” It must now be approved by the nation’s Chamber of Deputies and 17 of Mexico’s states in order to become part of the constitution.
Cardinal Archbishop Juan Sandoval Iñiguez denounced the measure as a Pandora’s box of sexual perversion.
“When sexual preferences are protected, the door is open to every type of irregularity and aberration, because it is fitting to note that there are very aberrant sexual preferences, for example the case of pedophilia, zoophilia, among others,” wrote Sandoval in the the archdiocesan newspaper El Seminario. “In this way, practices like so-called ‘marriage’ between people of the same sex, will remain, so to speak, consecrated through this reform.”
The Cardinal’s comments were echoed by Mexicans for the Life of All (Mexicanos por la Vida de Todos), which noted that the term “sexual preference” “does not exist in any international treaty. Moreover, another less-radical term, that of ‘sexual orientation,’ has been rejected by the member countries of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization, both in 2006 and 2008 and recently in December of 2010, because of its negative implications for education and the family.”
The organization observes that similar legal measures have had devastating results for the institution of the family in other countries, noting that “in 2007 the United Kingdom established regulations that closed all of the adoption agencies that refused to entrust children to same-sex parents.”
Mexicans for the Life of All also complained that the Mexican Episcopal Conference’s leadership had issued a positive statement about the reform.
The statement, signed by conference head Archbishop Carlos Aguiar Retes, say that the conference “celebrates” the constitutional reform because it “recognizes the human rights of all Mexicans” rather than the “guarantees” that existed previously.
The pro-life group says that “we lament that Bishop Carlos Aguiar Retes has rushed to issue a communique, on the part of the Mexican Episcopal Conference, celebrating this reform, with a rationale that indicates a lack of information regarding the content and the reach of the same.”