Nevertheless, that seems to be the motto the Catholic Church was following back in the 1950s. According to Dutch News who translated an NRC (NRC Handelsblad) report into English for us:
At least one boy under the age of 16 was castrated to ‘help’ his homosexual feelings while in Catholic church care in the 1950s, the NRC reported on Saturday. …
The paper says the one confirmed case concerned a boy – Henk Heithuis – who reported being sexually abused by priests to the police in 1956. After giving evidence, he was placed in a Catholic-run psychiatric institution where he was then castrated because of his ‘homosexual behaviour’.
I see a Stanley Kubrick classic in the making. A charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society’s crime problem … but not all goes to plan A courageous normal kid Henk Heithuis is committed to a Catholic Church-run psychiatric institution and involuntarily has his manhood chopped off to solve the Church’s crime problem … and all goes to plan.
- Catholic Church Castrated Boys for Homosexuality: Committee (towleroad.com)
- Dutch Report: Boy Castrated in 1950s After Accusing Priests of Abuse . . . In Order To Cure His Homosexual Tendencies (jonathanturley.org)