The background to the court procedure is an interview by Kutschera with the news portal kath.net from 2017. In the interview, the scientist noted that homosexuals had a propensity toward pedophilia.
Asked about the adoption rights of same-sex couples after the introduction of so-called marriage for all, he said: “Should the adoption law for male-male or female-female erotic associations come, I see state-sponsored pedophilia and severe child abuse coming our way.”
Kutschera interpreted any “unnatural early sexualization” in the interview as “mental rape”. He also described children of lesbian couples conceived by artificial insemination as “insignificant fertilization products”.
Kutscherea justified his statements to the portal with scientific findings in evolutionary biology. “Over the course of mammoth evolution, over 150 million years, the mother-child bond has emerged as the strongest link ever.”
Children need their biological parents, according to Kutschera. He added: “If a child is deprived of a mother, that is a violation of the most elemental human right that ever existed.” Homo-couples are “sterile, a-sexual erotic duos without reproductive potential,” the biology professor said.
On the first day of the trial on Wednesday, Kutschera renounced making a personal statement and instead he read a number of bioscientific definitions, reported the news agency dpa.
Several homosexuals and student representatives of the University of Kassel had filed a complaint against the scientist. In addition, his lawyer requested that Kutschera’s book “The Gender Paradox” be admitted as evidence in the trial.
“Only after the book’s introduction will it become apparent that the statements are based on biological expertise,” his lawyer explained.
Also, the defense filed 13 additional requests for evidence. On the basis of doctors and researchers, his legal team wants to prove that the statements made by Kutschera were based on scientific findings and do not represent insults against homosexuals.
Another trial date for the 64-year-old is still pending.
Kutschera describes himself as an atheistic evolutionary researcher whose statements were based on bioscientific facts. “This naturalistic anti-gender agenda has nothing to do with politics or religion.”
His basic message is that children need their biological parents in order to develop optimally. For him, the welfare of offspring should come first. The “egotism of parents”, says the biology professor “may not dominate”. He says by this he means the adoption of children by same-sex couples or the artificial insemination of women in lesbian relationships with donor sperm cells.
According to Kutschera, there is only one notion of biologically-genetically predisposed sex, but no mutable “psychosocial gender”, as propagated in the “gender ideology”.
According to him, homosexuals – even with a “reversed polarity” – can not be transformed into heteronormal citizens. He explained that in male-only couples with a missing genetic link, there is lack of instinctive “inbreeding disgust” between the adopted child and the male couple.
He emphasized why the protection of traditional marriage was important from the point of view of biology: “The religiously-culturally relatively homogeneous German population living on German territory is an association of people who leave descendants. The most important task of leaders is to maintain the population entrusted to them. Therefore, the marriage between a man (sperm producer) and a woman (egg cell provider with childbearing ability) is under special protection by the Basic Law.”
If the state extends privileges to sterile homosexual couples, the pension of these people must be paid by the children from fruitful husband-wife marriages, and for Kutschera this is “an injustice of the first order”. He concluded that Germans today lacked the moral courage to speak out against this.
Last month, the AFD parliamentary group in the Schleswig-Holstein State Parliament invited the scientst to speak at the Kieler Landeshaus. The event is titled “Man = Woman? How far does the gender delusion go?”.
On social networks, the AfD announced the event by stating that: “Did you know that on average 95 percent of all people are heterosexual?” But, the party complained that the UN and the EU were pushing ahead with the “destructive ideology” of “gender mainstreaming”.
LGBTI activists expressed sharp criticism against his appearance: “Schleswig-Holstein stands together against cheap attacks on minorities.”
Kutschera has also been repeatedly criticized by politicians from his home state in Hesse, especially from the CDU, because of his “discriminatory” statements.
He sits on the Board of Trustees of the AfD-related Desiderius Erasmus Foundation.