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Illinois Bishop compares anti-gay exorcism to punishing disobedient children

When Illinois made marriage equality legal last year, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois took it upon himself to perform what he called a “minor” exorcism on the state. In this clip, he explains why he did such an action.

If you ask me, he really should have kept him mouth shut. It begins as semi-comical combined with a little insulting then moves to extremely insulting at the end when he explains how what he did wasn’t hatred, but “love,” such as the love of parents who punish their children. It reminds me of that scene in The Color Purple when one character’s father tells him why it is necessary to physically abuse his wife.  I guess that’s the only good thing about this clip. Paprocki totally dismantles the phony “I am opposing lgbt equality because I love them and want them to stop their ‘behavior'” fallacy.

He comes across as self-righteous, ignorant, and highly deluded, which are common traits many who push that fallacy share.

 Hat tip to Right Wing Watch.

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Alvin McEwen

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