Gay News From 365Gay.com: "'It's not exactly a surprise if a Catholic church leader comes out and says homosexuality is a sexual aberration,' O'Brien's spokesperson told the Herald newspaper. 'I don't think anyone could claim to be surprised or shocked by his remarks -- they're Catholic viewpoints.'"
And I totally agree. What is shameful (and equally unsurprising) is the way they maintain this position in the face of overwhelming contradiction from the scientific community. And what is awful is the way they continue to prosecute this rhetoric in the face of faithful members of their community who are gay. It is hurtful and no amount of equivocation in terms of "helping them see their way to salvation" can obscure the rank bigotry that it is.
Oh God, do please save me from your followers. Amen.