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Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara

June 30, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, the archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, Mexico, has produced a video denouncing the Mexican Supreme Court’s recent declaration imposing homosexual “marriage” on the entire country as a machination of those seeking to create a global government and a “new order,” and lamenting the weak response from Catholic bishops, who have failed to mobilize the faithful in opposition.

In the video broadcast on the Catholic television network Mariavision and widely distributed on the internet, Sandoval says that Mexico’s Supreme Court is seeking to “destroy marriage itself” by its recent declaration nullifying state laws defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and associating the institution with procreation.  He then repeats an accusation that he has made several times since 2011: that the Court is being influenced by bribes received from international organizations.

“Marriage, in accordance with nature, is a man and a woman, and it is also so in accordance with Christian revelation,” said Sandoval. “Marriage is a man and a woman. Anything more is something deviant.  And if you ask why the Supreme Court is engaged in this, where the pressure is coming from, from where are they receiving, perhaps, great donations and great amounts of money, and as I have said, the ‘feeding’ [of the judges], from where these influences are coming for the Supreme Court to be legislating these things, always against morality, the fundamental problem is that there are international organizations at the service of a project that is called the ‘new order,’ a plan for global government.”

“Russia, China, and the Arab world have now escaped from their hands,” Sandoval noted. “They don’t dominate them, but in Western countries they want to establish a single government and they want to use it to destroy the family, the Catholic Church, which are in their way, as well as the true national governments. And one of the means for destroying the family is to pervert the concept itself of the family, to speak of matrimony as a union of people, so that the definition applies to any bond or union.  It’s very lamentable, very sad.”

The cardinal also decried the “rather lamentable silence” on the part of “those of us who are pastors of the Church, who don’t speak clearly, who don’t denounce, who don’t organize our faithful to offer resistance.” The Church’s leadership could fight back by “organizing, for example, the gathering of signatures, whether for the Supreme Court or for the national congress, for local congresses, many signatures that say clearly that they do not want such legislation.  It’s very important for the good of the country that marriage be healthy, that marriage be what it should be and not be perverted.”

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Sandoval expressed his confidence that the upcoming Synod of Bishops, to be held in the Vatican in October, will issue a clear reaffirmation of the Church’s traditional teaching. “The position of the Synod of the pope cannot be any other than what is fixed in the pages of Sacred Scripture: God made them man and woman, and commanded that they unite…so that they may be fertile. Whatever departs from this divine institution is an attack against it and is an aberration, and it can never fit into the mind of a Catholic, of a Christian.”

In response to the cardinal’s statements, multiple homosexual organizations say they have filed criminal complaints or are planning to do so, including a coalition of groups that accuse Sandoval of “discrimination and inciting violence” by calling homosexual “marriage” an “aberration,” according to the Spanish news agency EFE. Mexico’s Milenio newspaper reports  that one homosexualist group, the Cohesion of Diversities for Sustainability (CODISE), plans to file a complaint against Sandoval with the federal Secretariat of Governance, as well as against the seminary of Guadalajara because they “give a talk that incites hatred and discrimination and that generates confusion among heterosexual parents regarding the rejection of their homosexual children, and creates a repressive and suicidal mentality in their homosexual children.”