Irish Pastor compares homosexuality to rape

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The Independent:

An Irish Pastor has defended making the comparison between homosexuality and rape, as well as adultery.

Pastor Craig Ledbetter of the Bible Baptist Church in Ballincollig, in Cork, made the comments to the Irish Examiner in an interview regarding the build-up to the marriage equality referendum taking place on May 22.

He said to the newspaper: “Homosexuality is wrong, just like rape and just like adultery.”

He argued that a sexual relationship between two men or two women could never be consensual: “We are dealing with one party believing he is right in what he is doing, so it is not really consensual.

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