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They may not be going to prison, but they can go to heaven, unlike...Cardinal says homosexuals can't enter heaven - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 02, 2009

A Roman Catholic Cardinal told homosexuals and transsexuals today they would never get into heaven, prompting a rebuke from the Vatican itself.

"Transsexuals and homosexuals will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven, it's not me who says it but St Paul," said Mexican Cardinal Javier Barragan, a former Vatican official who recently retired, referring to one of St Paul's epistles.

Asked if people were born homosexual Barragan, whose comments were posted on a conservative Catholic website called www.pontifex.roma, was quoted as saying: "One is not born homosexual but they become that way. This is for various reasons: education, for not having developed their identity during their adolescence, maybe they are not guilty but by going against the dignity of the body they certainly will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven."

"Everything that goes against nature and against the dignity of the body offends God," he added.

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