Oh, boy. Bishops and Stupid surely seem to go together like Nitro and Glycerine. The result is an equally explosive mix of hate and bigotry. After the Bishops of Limburg and the Twin Cities, Springfield Bishop Thomas John Paprocki has gone off the deep end.
In his frothing-at-the-mouth homily he exorcises the evils of same-sex marriage.
What is it with religious dimwits that keeps them up at night worrying about what other people are doing between the sheets?
What kind of neurosis compels someone to write the following dreck:
“I’m not saying that anyone involved in the redefinition of marriage is possessed by the devil”
Indeed – and I’m not saying Paprocki is a professional liar and child molester.
On his way to orbit, already high as a kite, he mentions in an aside that, anyway, his homily is just a minor exorcism, not a major one. But just what’s the difference between a major and minor exorcism? It’s like differentiating between Bigfoot and and the Bogeyman. Seriously. What’s wrong with you, Bishop?
Paprocki grouses on:
“Another major deception or distortion of marriage is the view that it is not ultimately about generating life, but rather is mainly about a romantic relationship designed for individual (not even mutual) fulfillment.”
Of course a catholic priest who can’t have sex nor marry would say something as stupid as that. Bishop: Sex is ultimately about generating life. Marriage is exclusively about social life.
But let’s be honest. Paprocki begins his homily by showing his hate credentials, trying in advance to shift the blame:
“It is not hateful to say that an immoral action is sinful.”
No. But it is hate to say that homosexuality is immoral. Nobody gives a rat’s ass about your concept of sin. Stop being a homophobic hate monger and start being a decent human.