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Ill. Bishop Paprocki Claims Devil Behind Marriage Equality Movement

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Those who oppose same-sex marriage quite often resort to lies in order to scare people into falling behind their usually religiously fueled bigotry. It is not all that surprising, though, that they believe that they are not lying, and that the other side is lying even when they are presented with facts disproving them.  Showing off that the Catholic Church hasn’t really changed all that much with regards to lesbians and gays, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki went on a schpiel saying that “the Father of Lies” is behind same-sex marriage.

Now, given that Satan hasn’t shown up to offer me a lot of things for my soul, I’m not sure that the Devil exists, but that’s besides the point. Why is it that men like Paprocki are so willing to demonize lesbians and gays without cause or reason? Admittedly, without the demonization, they don’t have much of an argument.

Seriously, without the attempts to attack and make monsters out of lesbians and gays, they have, what? Not much. In fact, well, the facts are on the side of the pro-equality groups. What the anti-equality groups have is a book that was written about two thousand years ago, has been rewritten, reinterpreted, altered, changed, and was the oral history of a group of desert nomads for quite some time.

However, I am behind Jeremy Hooper over at Good As You...I really would love to see Paprocki’s supporters try to summon Satan in order to hear his arguments on marriage equality. Heck, I’d settle for the demon Crowley, I’m sure he’d have an interesting perspective on this whole matter.

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8 Responses to Ill. Bishop Paprocki Claims Devil Behind Marriage Equality Movement

  1. Karen

    June 11, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Bishop Paprocki was not speaking out of hatred, but out of love and genuine concern for the salvation of souls. You may not agree with him, or believe in God or Satan, but to call him bigoted is unfair. I also believe in God and Satan and in traditional marriage. If my gay brother were alive (he died of an AIDS related cancer), he would assure you that I do not speak from a position of bigotry or hatred either.

    • Bridgette P. LaVictoire

      June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm

      To demonize anyone, to call them vile things, to attack them on anything other than provable facts is to be a bigot and to speak out of hatred, fear and prejudice.

      Your brother would have pointed that out to you. It is wrong to put words in the mouths of dead people.

      I have known many a Catholic who walked away from the Church over men like Paprocki.

      Oh, and your ‘traditional’ marriage dates to 1982. You should learn about the history of marriage and how it has changed over the last several millennia before trying to defend it. In fact, 250 years ago, as a Catholic, you would have been barred from getting married in what would become this country.

  2. Brian

    June 11, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Maybe the devil is in Mr. Paprocki!

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  4. Pat Carbonell

    June 10, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Here’s a thought: Let’s divide up the world according to religious beliefs. Catholics over here, Muslims over there, Buddhists out yonder, Secular Humanists/Atheists/Agnostics right here. Every human over, say, 15 has to declare a religious affiliation and agree to abide by the theocracy of their choice. Once that census is concluded, each religion is accorded territory based on adherents. A lottery will determine the order in which each religion gets to choose its territory – which must be contiguous, no picking a bit here and a bit there. Once the Great Humanity Shuffle is over, the only reason for immigration/emigration allowed is religious conversion.

    Every ten years, territory may be shuffled if there is a significant enough change in population percentages. Other than that, as the saying goes, “you made your bed, now lie in it.”

    Think that’s harsh? Don’t want to live in a theocracy? THEN STOP LETTING IDIOTS LIKE THIS DICTATE HOW WE FREE AMERICANS WILL LIVE AND LOVE!

    • Adamas

      June 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

      [Joke] What would us pagans do? there’d be at least a few hundred little areas for all the Traditions! ;)

    • Pat Carbonell

      June 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Adamas – not just us. Think of how many sects of Christianity there are! Westboro Baptist could have its own little square mile… hopefully surrounded by tolerant pagans!

  5. Sleepless in Ohio

    June 10, 2013 at 10:59 pm