A scandal occurred during the funeral of an LGBT activist and his partner in the cathedral of the Mexican city of Aguascalientes. Archbishop Gustavo Rodríguez Vega spoke.
On the morning of November 14, the funeral of Judge Jesús Ociel Baena Saucedo and his partner, who were found dead in Baena Saucedo’s house, took place in the Cathedral of Aguascalientes. Their bodies showed signs of violence.
The attorney general’s office of the state of Aguascalientes said in a statement published on Facebook that day that “everything indicates that this may be a personal matter.” A ‘sharp object’ was found in the hand of one of the victims. speculate that the activist was murdered by his partner, who later committed suicide.
Scandal during the funeral
During the funeral mass for Baena and his partner, people from their area placed LGBT flags on the coffins. No one present in the temple reacted to this act. Photos and videos of the service can be seen on social media.
At a press conference on November 16, Archbishop Rodríguez, who is also Bishop of Yucatán, noted that Baena and his partner were “children of God and our brothers” and that therefore “under no circumstances could we not welcome them to the Church.” Especially when the family wanted them taken there [do katedry w Aguascalientes – przyp. red.]”.
Asked by ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, about the placement of LGBT flags on the coffins, the archbishop responded that “if they [uczestnicy pogrzebu – przyp. red.]they put up these flags that meant so much to them, well, we respect that. The priest added that there was “no problem” because the flags were “not intended to offend anyone.”
“They are welcome in all the services the Church has to offer,” he concluded.
Jesúsa Ociel Baena Saucedo was born a woman. He described himself as a non-binary person. In May, he became the first person in Mexico to receive a “non-binary” passport – a document introduced by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Baena Saucedo caused a scandal when he posted a photo of himself dressed as the Virgin Mary on social media on October 31.
Source: Do Rzeczy
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