In an videotaped interview, Bishop Raúl Vera López, a Mexican friar of the Dominican Order and bishop of the Diocese of Saltillo, gave a scathing interview which he said “homophobia” is a mental illness.

He seems to be saying that homosexuality comes from a situation where a person’s hormones are not lined up with their anatomy. I’m not really sure what he means by that at all. But he seems to think it’s all well and good.

He recounts a story about a mother who was worried about her son hanging out with homosexuals. He blamed her. Yup. That’s what he said, at least according to the translation on the video. “Blame yourself for it because that’s the way your son developed in your womb.”

“Why would I immediately think a gay or lesbian person is perverse or depraved the moment they approach me?,” he said. “That’s how people who are homophobic react. It’s a mental illness in which you see gays as depraved and promiscuous. You have to be sick in the head for that.”

According to New Ways Ministry, a pro-LGBT website, Bishop Lopez was summoned to the Vatican in the past to discuss his views on issues relating to homosexuals but no sanctions were forthcoming.