Spanish prosecutor dismisses hate crime complaint against archbishop

(Catholic Herald) The Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after a gay rights group claimed a homily he gave in February was trans-phobic.

The Efe news agency says the case was thrown out after the Grenada public prosecutor’s office could not find sufficient motive to justify legal action.

In February the ‘Observatory Against LGBTphobia’ complained that Archbishop Francisco Javier Martínez “promoted hate” in a homily where he denounced the promotion of gender theory in schools.

“There is a pathology behind that,” the archbishop said in his homily. “There is a short-sightedness and lack of intelligence.”

“We are equal in dignity,” he added, “but we are not interchangeable.” [More]


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