He also took jabs at schools/scholars encouraging, or as he described it, "colonizing" young ones to become gays and transgenders.
"I accompanied people with homosexual tendencies and even homosexual activity. I accompanied them; I helped them draw closer to the Lord, although some couldn't. But I never abandoned them.
"People must be accompanied like Jesus would accompany them. When a person who has this situation arrives before Jesus, Jesus certainly will not say, 'Go away because you are homosexual.' No.
"It is one thing for a person to have this tendency, this option and even to have a sex change, but it is another thing to teach this in schools in order to change mentalities. This I call ideological colonization."