Archdiocese of Mexico City: Legalizing gay adoption doesn’t make it moral


The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Mexico City, Father Hugo Valdemar, said last week that if the country’s Supreme Court upholds the legalization of adoption by homosexual couples, the Church would continue to condemn the act as immoral.

“We are respectful, although we do not agree on the moral point of view. We are in a secular country, and thus the work of the Church is to make the faithful conscientious about values.  Our work is one of evangelization,” Father Valdemar continued.

Children have a right to grow up in a home consisting of a father and a mother, he said, in order to ensure their comprehensive development.  Nevertheless, the priest noted that he expects the Supreme Court to uphold the law which was passed by the Mexico City Legislative Assembly.

“It was very clear to us that it was not going to be easy to argue (about the adoption of children by same-sex couples) and we are not naïve.  This is a difficult discussion and we believe it is unlikely the justices' decision will reflect what we want,” he added.

“It would be regrettable if the justices ratify the law, which we find troubling because of how it will impact children,” the priest concluded.

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