sjcordileoneSan Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has said Catholics opposed to same-sex marriage should limit themselves to even using the term “only sparingly,” as the idea, according to him, is an impossibility.

Speaking to the London-based Catholic Herald, Cordileone compares the term to male lactation.

“Legislating for the right for people of the same sex to marry is like legalising male breastfeeding,” states Cordileone in the interview.

In the past Cordileone has also said that Catholics should not be using terms ‘gay’ or lesbian’ and should instead use the phase ‘persons with a homosexual inclination’.

In the interview he also said he believed adoption should only take place when a child will be given to heterosexual couples.

“Truth is clear. Wanting children to be connected to a mother and father discriminates against no one. Every child has a father and a mother, and either you support the only institution that connects a child with their father and mother or you don’t.

“Adoption, by a mother and father, mirrors the natural union of a mother and father and provides a balanced, happy alternative for when a child may not be reared by their biological parents.”

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