Speaking for nearly an hour on Friday at the Joy in Faith forum in Germany, Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder attacked homosexuality, same-sex marriage, gender theory, divorce, and sex education.
...The controversial 73-year old bishop quoted two passages from Leviticus, including Leviticus 20:13: "If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
"Both of these passages alone suffice to clarify unambiguously the church’s position on homosexuality," Huonder claimed.
...Bishop Huonder, who is the Bishop of Chur in Eastern Switzerland, also used the passages to attack same-sex marriage.
"There is no diversity when it comes to marriage and family models," he said. "Even speaking of family diversity is an attack on the Creator."
...Huonder today released a statement saying he regretted his comments were misunderstood and misinterpreted as holding contempt for gay people.