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Catholic Bishop Thinks Performing Anti-Gay Exorcisms Will Show Gay People That He Loves Them

Illinois Catholic leader says he performed an exorcism in response to the state's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.
 
 
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Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, took to  LifeSiteNews during last week’s March for Life to defend his recent performance of an  anti-gay exorcism. The  gay rights foe explained that he performed the “minor exorcism” in order to “renounce Satan and break our relationship with the Devil” and “drive out the Devil from his influence that seems to be pervading our culture.”

He called the exorcism a “fitting” response his home state’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage, adding that it is appropriate for a time when the “church is under persecution or some opposition, and certainly the redefinition of marriage is very much in opposition to God’s plan for married life.”

Paprocki said that the exorcism was done out of love for gay people, whom he explained need to be disciplined like children being punished by their parents: “Like any good parent will tell you that sometimes you have to disappoint your child, sometimes you have to say ‘no’ and sometimes you even have to punish them.”

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Brian Tashman is a research associate at Right Wing Watch, the blog of People for the American Way.
 
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