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Belgian Archbishop: Homosexuality Like Anorexia


Radio Netherlands reports on some remarks by the new Archbishop of Belgium Andre-Joseph Leonard. He'll probably get a gold star from Papa Ratzi for this:

"'Homosexuality is not the same as normal sex in the same way that anorexia is not a normal appetite,' says the new Archbishop of Belgium. Archbishop Léonard's comments were made in an interview with a Belgian television station. He added that he would 'never call anorexia patients abnormal.' A few years ago, when he was serving as Bishop of Namen, he caused a storm of controversy when he said that homosexuality was abnormal. Last week Pope Benedict XVI named him as the successor to Archbishop Daniels. Archbishop Léonard is also a well-known critic of abortion and stem cell research."

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  1. thus spake the guy who took a vow of chastity and obviously knows all there is to know about sexuality.

    Posted by: alguien | Jan 26, 2010 2:30:00 PM

  2. Catholic papist are like constipation.

    Posted by: ggreen | Jan 26, 2010 2:31:25 PM

  3. It would seem to me that celibacy is more like anorexia.

    Posted by: Peter | Jan 26, 2010 2:32:45 PM

  4. Catholic Closet Queen Spews Anti-Gay Hate. In other news: Water Still Wet, Sky Still Blue.

    Posted by: Glenn | Jan 26, 2010 2:36:22 PM

  5. So... this guy has never been to a bear bar? *sorry, had to be said* :)

    Posted by: Darren | Jan 26, 2010 2:45:39 PM

  6. Catholicism is not the same as Christianity in the same way that dressing in long frocks and gold hats with lots of jewels is not a drag queen.

    Posted by: Stewart | Jan 26, 2010 2:46:47 PM

  7. What a darling frock!!!

    Posted by: homer | Jan 26, 2010 2:49:47 PM

  8. I am so tired of hearing the same rhetoric from these nasty Christians. Human beings must evolve past this ridiculous need for religion.

    Posted by: Mike_Vancouver | Jan 26, 2010 2:52:50 PM

  9. Fuck the Catholic leaders!

    Posted by: Bobby | Jan 26, 2010 2:55:44 PM

  10. Does that mean Catholicism is like bulimia? You shove a bunch of crap down your throat only to regurgitate it out to maintain your image with others, but in reality you are left malnourished.

    Posted by: Craig | Jan 26, 2010 2:56:17 PM

  11. To quote Dorothy Parker, "Heterosexuality isn't normal. It's just common."

    Posted by: Ray | Jan 26, 2010 2:59:34 PM

  12. Well, i've got something to induce his gag reflex right here! *grabs crotch*

    Um, stewart, hate to inform you but Catholicism is THE Christianity. It is original Christianity. One could not get any more christian by being a catholic.

    Posted by: Mr. E | Jan 26, 2010 3:00:00 PM

  13. Peter, I thought exactly the same things. Celibacy (starving oneself of a healthy sex life) is obviously more like anorexia than homosexuality, which, like heterosexuality, is just a route to express a healthy sexual aspect of life as well as loving relationships.
    Like eating, it depends on making healthy choices, regardless of the sex of ones partners. Starving oneself of sex when a normal sex drive is present has been shown to be both psychologically and physically unhealthy.

    Posted by: GregV | Jan 26, 2010 3:01:09 PM

  14. Another hateful anti-gay comment from the Catholic church. Ground breaking!

    Posted by: BB | Jan 26, 2010 3:01:42 PM

  15. gotverdomme kutwijf

    Posted by: zweedspetri | Jan 26, 2010 3:09:22 PM

  16. Ugh, i WISH having gay sex was like having anorexia. I'd be damn thin.

    Posted by: Mamma Rice | Jan 26, 2010 3:10:12 PM

  17. I wish I had a time machine so that I could send them all back into the past to an age before science and enlightenment.

    Posted by: peterparker | Jan 26, 2010 3:11:08 PM

  18. Irrelevant drivel from the group that
    hides pedophilia and practices mysogyny,homophobia, sexism and thievry-not to mention going to bed with Fundamentalist Xtians who hate you on every level except when they need to fight for the survival of the pre-born (their term.

    You have validity-sure you do- keep telling yourself that- now go to your dressing rooms and press your pretty frocks.

    Posted by: NIck | Jan 26, 2010 3:42:27 PM

  19. Everybody remember -- Religion is a CHOICE!

    Why buy second-hand what you already own?


    Posted by: Jonster | Jan 26, 2010 4:11:16 PM

  20. It would be great if some loving parishioner could yank this asshat to the ground, in a fashion similar to that one that yanked that pope fucker to ground. I want that video as a screensaver.

    Posted by: Brad | Jan 26, 2010 4:31:37 PM

  21. You know, I suspect that church leaders are genuinely puzzled as to why Catholicism is losing so much influence in the west.

    Posted by: El Brucio | Jan 26, 2010 5:25:02 PM

  22. And being a religious bigot is like being bulimic: constantly spewing your verbal hate to anyone who will listen.

    Posted by: MateoM | Jan 26, 2010 5:25:32 PM

  23. Look at the smirk on this guys face... you just know he's checking out the jail-bate in the next pew.

    Katholic Khurch Kulture, nothin' more than a hate group.

    Posted by: stephen | Jan 26, 2010 6:36:13 PM

  24. This reminds me of that clip of Stephen Fry equating the celibate's obsession with with sex to an anorexic person's obsession with food... Was posted up here not long ago, starts @ 5:55

    Posted by: Jesus | Jan 26, 2010 6:55:17 PM

  25. You know what I love? When people who aren't supposed to have sex tell others what is "normal". Its like me trying to communicate what its like to be deaf. Stick to the sermons you can speak on from experience, man.

    Posted by: g_whiz | Jan 26, 2010 9:34:54 PM

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