A Catholic bishop has claimed gay campaigners are conspiring against Christian traditions.
The Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Devine, made the comments at a lecture in Glasgow.
The bishop said the gay community had aligned itself with minority groups, including Holocaust survivors, to make it appear they were under persecution.
His comments have been condemned by gay rights groups and Holocaust survivor organisations.
At the lecture, at St Aloysius' College on Tuesday, the bishop reportedly said: "We neglect the gay movement at our peril."
He also singled out Oscar-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen, who has been honoured for his services to gay rights, pointing out that Oscar Wilde had been jailed for homosexual acts 100 years ago.
He added that there was a "huge and well-orchestrated conspiracy" taking place, which the Catholic community had missed.
Bishop Joseph Devine, BBC News 60 Comments
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