Hugh Gilbert, the Catholic Bishop of Aberdeen, has linked the plans of the Scottish government to legalize gay marriage to polygamy and incest.

Last month, the Scottish government announced it would legalize gay nuptials by 2015, possibly making it the first part of the UK to legalize such unions.

Speaking to the Scottish Catholic Observer, Gilbert accused the government of discriminating against people in polygamist or incestuous relationships.

“Why is it alright for a man to marry another man, but not alright for him to marry two women? If we really want equality, why does that equality not extend to nieces who genuinely, truly love their uncles?”

“And, if you say that such things don't happen, that they are mere freaks of nature, extreme examples dreamed up for the sake of argument, I say you need to spend more time in the parish,” Gilbert said.

Gilbert added that he “loves” gay people, “But I won't marry them. It just can't be done.”