John M. Becker

Homophobic Illinois Bishop Wants to Discipline You

Filed By John M. Becker | January 29, 2014 10:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Catholic Church, Catholicism, closet cases, discipline, double entendre, gay marriage, Illinois, marriage equality, same-sex marriage, Thomas Paprocki

"You really have to understand what love is all about. Love is really to seek the best for people. And by being opposed to the redefinition of marriage, and being opposed to things that are sinful, that's actually a very loving thing. People think that -- I don't know, perhaps it's the permissiveness of our society -- they think if you don't get what you want that you're somehow being hateful... any good parent will tell you that sometimes you have to discipline your child. Sometimes you have to say 'no,' and sometimes you even have to punish them."

-- Thomas Paprocki, the infamously homophobic Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois, responding to an interviewer who asked him to address the charge that he's hateful. Paprocki has a long history of deep homophobia; for example, he cited the murder of Matthew Shepard as evidence of alleged pro-gay bias in the media, and held an exorcism service to protest Illinois's legalization of same-sex marriage.

h/t: The New Civil Rights Movement

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