Movie star Antonio Banderas recently spoke out in support of LGBT people and about his hopes for the papacy of Pope Francis. LatinTimes.com reported his statements:
“To those who believe that homosexuals are sick people, I would say that the real sufferers are the homophobes. Those who judge others from an irrational and intolerant point of view are those who really have a serious problem that must be solved . In this sense, I think that homosexuals lead a much healthier life. . . .
“I think the Catholic Church more needs to pay more attention to the real needs of the people are, and hopefully the arrival of a Latin American pope will help Catholics evolve and be better connected with others. Pope Francis helps the institution to make huge strides in this area.”
–Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry