Two parents who humiliated their teenage son for being gay were sentenced to prison

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He father and mother of a boy that at the time of the events had 14 years were sentenced to two years and one year in prisonrespectively, and to frequent sessions with a psychologist for having threatened and humiliated his son for being homosexual.

According to local media published today, the two parents have compensated the teenager who is now he doesn’t live with them and have agreed on the penalties after being considered guilty of psychological and physical threats to young man.

The father had forced him to run half naked at night or at have relationships with girls or they directed phrases like “Either you go back to normal or I throw you off the balcony.”.

The couple learned about the boy’s sexual inclinations by reading his diary, in which he confessed “that he liked boys”according to local media.

The young man's father and mother were sentenced to two years and one year in prison, respectively.  REUTERS/Gabriele Pileri/File
The young man’s father and mother were sentenced to two years and one year in prison, respectively. REUTERS/Gabriele Pileri/File (GABRIELE PILERI/)

They had even turned to a psychologist to “return to normal”but “the professional had explained to his parents that Homosexuality is not a disease that should be treated clinicallyproposing, instead, a path of acceptance”.

For two years, from 2020 to 2022, the teenager suffered this abuse from his parents until he confided in the school psychologist, who notified the authorities of the case.

Hence the investigation that concluded with the request that the parents be sent to judgment and the man was accused of crime of mistreatmentwhile the mother was accused of not preventing physical and psychological abuse.

Pope Francis and blessings to homosexual couples

He Pope Francisco recently defended the blessing of same-sex coupleswhich in recent weeks has provoked a cascade of criticism in the Catholic world to the point that African bishops as a whole, except those of South Africa and Kenya, have refused to apply it on their continent, and have suggested that those who deplore this decision is because they have drawn “ugly conclusions” and do not understand it.

“Sometimes decisions are not accepted, but in most cases, when they are not accepted, it is because they are not understood”Francis noted in his first public statements to the document of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, Fiducia Supplicans, which opened in December the possibility of blessing couples in an “irregular” situation, including those of the same sex.

“The danger is that if I don’t like something and I put it (the opposition) in my heart, I become a resister and draw ugly conclusions,” the pontiff explained in an interview with the television program “Che Tempo Che Fa.” from Italian Channel 9.

(With information from EFE)