I am bemused that a Cardinal of the Catholic Church under attack for child abuse of a homosexual kind has chosen to come out with an attack on the gay rights movement but that is what Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the retired archbishop of Bologna, has chosen to do. Cardinal Biffi, in memoirs published today, has warned that Christians must brace themselves for a “new form of persecution” driven by homosexual activists and their ideological accomplices.

The report in London’s Daily Telegraph says:

Freedom of thought and expression is under threat from the gay rights movement, said Cardinal Giacomo Biffi, the retired archbishop of Bologna, in memoirs that are published on Thursday. And the result is that those people who disagreed with the homosexual agenda are being ostracised by society, he said.

“The ideology of homosexuality” – as often happens to ideologies when they become aggressive and end up being politically triumphant “becomes a threat to our legitimate autonomy of thought: those who do not share it risk condemnation to a kind of cultural and social marginalisation,” said Cardinal Biffi.