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."


  1. Craig says

    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.

  2. Mr. E says

    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.

  3. GregV says

    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.

  4. NIck says

    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.

  5. Brad says

    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.

  6. stephen says

    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.

  7. Jesus says

    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

  8. g_whiz says

    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.

  9. patrick says

    No one would turn to a scientist to explain spiritual matters to him. Yet experts in religion continue to spout off on matters of science (e.g. human sexuality). I know that if you felt sick in a medieval Irish village you would call the local priest. But, um, we’re beyond that now.

  10. walter says

    Sorry Mr e comparing the catholic church to Christ is not even close He preached love tolerance and compassion where as the catholic church preaches hate and bigotry they preach to everyone but fail to practice. they hide child molesters and pay big sums to keep that quiet. Dont think that was what God had in mind But where else
    can you be a drag queen and people to pay for your costumes

  11. Stan James says

    What the fuck would you expect from someone who licks the asshole of the Nazi Pope.

    All these assholes think they are going to heaven. Too bad the assholes of the Islamic world won’t make up for 9/11 by sending them str8 to hell.

    Anybody who gives a red cent, penny, guilder, franc, etc to this church should look in a mirror, and ask what is wrong with his own views.

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