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MN Archbishop Says Marriage Equality Is A Plot By Satan

John Nienstedt, the Archbishop of Minneapolis-St. Paul, is none too happy that he was on the losing side of marriage equality in his state. But in a speech to Catholic leaders at a conference in California, Nienstedt has upped the rhetoric, saying that marriage equality (and a lot of other things) are all a plot by Satan.

“Sodomy, abortion, contraception, pornography, the redefinition of marriage and the denial of objective truth are just some of the forces threatening the stability of our civilization,” Nienstedt thundered. ‘The source of these machinations is none other than the Father of Lies. Satan knows all too well the value that the family contributes to the fabric of a good, solid society, as well as the future of God’s work on Earth,”

Now you know where Nienstedt is coming from when he cites Maggie Gallagher as an authority in his speech. And Nienstedt has long been a hard-liner on gay issues. After all, this is the man who once told a parishioner she would go to hell if she didn’t reject her gay son. (He’s a little short on pastoral skills.)

Still, when Nienstedt looks out in the pews, he must see Satan staring back at him. Catholics are more likely to support marriage equality than non-Catholic voters.

By:           John Gallagher
On:           Sep 16, 2013
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  • 31 Comments
    • krystalkleer
      krystalkleer

      it is…and yer his greatest amusement mister frocker! http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/09/sometimes-ya-feel-like-nutcase.html

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      Besides liking like he fell out of an ugly tree and hit every branch before hitting the ground, this thing has NO pastoral skills whatsoever! I so wish these theologically-inept people would leave the discipleship and counseling to those who are qualified for such work! This is a man who is a total Catholic… unfortunately, he doesn’t come close to being a loving Christian!

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Polaro
      Polaro

      Oh, no, that butt-ugly, green dress you are wearing is Satan’s plot. Girlfriend…have you no shame?

      Sep 16, 2013 at 2:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA
      1EqualityUSA

      Did the children cry when you Catholic pedophiles raped them? Were your clergy kind enough to use lubricant, or did they tear these children, making them bleed, then threaten them with Hell if they spoke of this heinous act? The Catholic Church has lost the ability to point fingers at anyone. The Catholic Church has lost credibility. Go snuggle up next to a politician and force your Doctrine in political spheres, because, Spiritually speaking, your well has run dry.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      What a typical self-hating closet case runner and hider. We know the story : mid/late twentieth century youth grows up in a world of gay hate / runs into the priesthood for some semblance of acceptance and to escape his NATURAL feelings…years later – pissed that the world is changing, calls other openly gay people JUST WANTING TO LIVE – plots from satan.

      What a dickbomb if there ever was one. Why are people like this able to even have platforms from which to speak?
      The stability of Civilization NEVER came from discrimination or hate.

      Learn2History you pug nosed self hating piece of shit ‘holy’ asshole.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hillers
      Hillers

      Archbishop Fussybritches looks like the kind of closeted queen who’d pick up a trick in a back alley, dress him up as the Dutchboy, and get off on him scrubbing his kitchen like that funky old dude in “My Own Private Idaho.” Tell me you don’t see it.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 5:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy_d
      andy_d

      Need to address this idiot in words that he will understand: WE WON. YOU LOST. GET OVER IT. (may I add NEENER NEENER NEENER?)

      Sep 16, 2013 at 5:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      But you know what isn’t an evil plot. The r@pe of hundreds of children by John Nienstedt.

      It’s a sickening episode, and yet another nail in the coffin of christianity as the evidence mounts of the direct correlation between faith and paedophilia. It’s now 100 million cases that show it versus 0 against.

      There’s still time for a comeback though.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      Yes, I have brunch with Satan,Jareth,Nyarlathotep, and Loki every Sunday.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 6:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jckfmsincty
      jckfmsincty

      The Catholic Church seems determined to become completely irrelevant.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MikeE
      MikeE

      you do realize that if he wasn’t wearing that bright green stain dress and that little hat and living in a big old’ church, he’d be put away in the loony bin for talking about “satan” as though it were a real person.

      incredible how some delusional people are put in insane asylums, while others get pay-cheques from the Vatican.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      ^ look at these haters. omg, haters of the catholic church are haters all the same. i am ashamed to be gay b/c gays are apparently haters of the ugliest kind.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @jonjct: Unfortunately, what you say is true. I am in shock from the comments I’ve been reading regarding the Miss America contest and the wonderful winner, a Indian-American young lady… who, by the way, is striving to become a Medical Doctor. I have also spouted much disgust with and against the Catholic church and I know that is wrong. We are called to a higher road than to act like our enemies. I lament that we have such vehement GLBT community members and would hope that they resist sounding like little demons when addressing the social problems we face today. It is indeed time to ‘grow up’ and educate ourselves in a positive light! It is not easy, but it right!

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      @Dakotahgeo:

      Link an article here describing a situation where gay people have bullied, murdered or tortured someone for being heterosexual.
      I also want you to list any gay rights group that advocates discrimination and whose leadership calls heterosexual people – all of them – plots by satan.

      There are consequences for being an asshole in this world. This priest is an asshole. He is free to say those things, but he is not free from criticism.

      DUH

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      My reply was meant for

      @jonjct:

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Deepdow: You sound like a contented, happy person to be with. A true healer of hurting hearts. No thanks.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Deepdow: My apologies. That happens to me sometimes also. We have so many malcontents on these blogs (even though they constitute a small, small minority) that they sometimes provoke kneejerk reactions in most sensible-thinking persons. Mea culpa.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      “I also want you to list any gay rights group that advocates discrimination”, uh, maybe this one, maybe you.

      Full story here: http://www.queerty.com/mn-archbishop-says-marriage-equality-is-a-plot-by-satan-20130916/#ixzz2f6yFV2tn

      Sep 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jonjct
      jonjct

      thank you deepdow, ^ haters just wanna hate, right?

      Sep 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lcocci
      Lcocci

      We hope Roman Catholics that think they have been chased out due to gender ID, sexuality or conscious will begin to learn about us and the more then 300 independent catholic churches that are not Roman. We welcome everyone. We need your support . We all abor the human rights crimes of that church and we pray you will join us and allow ourselves less time criticising what we don’t believe in and more time on what we do.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 10:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      @jonjct:

      Just wow. Did my comment reflect upon the whole catholic church, or just one person within it? By the way, gay people have every right to criticize organized religion which works in opposition to their liberty and promotes stigma and bigotry. I can’t believe how you conflate things..

      Also thanks for proving nothing asshat.

      Sep 16, 2013 at 10:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Lcocci: Thannnnnnk you!!! I love positive responses to the problem(s) at hand, and not the constant bickering. Breath of fresh air, you are!

      Sep 16, 2013 at 11:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Trip
      Trip

      This guy should live in Russia. You know, the place where Stoli is made. The country that advocates gay bashing. But let’s ignore that and just keep on promoting Stoli!

      Sep 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eiswirth
      Eiswirth

      This fucking Nazi is my archbishop. His hatred of gays, gay marriage and contraception are well known and the reason I am no longer a practicing Catholic; I can’t disagree more with his bigotry and vitriol. He’s so steeped in the past and blind traditionalism, while ignoring the real reasons behind fewer marriages and child bearing, that all reason has been abandoned. Nary a word out of his mouth about the scandals of the child abusers who are still serving as priests. Just a horrible, horrible human being.

      Sep 17, 2013 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lcocci
      Lcocci

      @ Eiswirth ,look into the non Roman like old Catholics and the liberal catholic church as we are. We are the opposite of rcc and proud of our LGBT clergy. Please don’t let bigots win by not practicing.
      Peace and blessings.

      Sep 17, 2013 at 12:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damon459
      damon459

      The man is clearly one of those knuckle dragging neanderthal I keep hearing so much about. Frankly I’m happy the church kicked me out all those years ago, their fairytales made little sense even to a child. I have an easier time believing the Harry Potter books were real.

      Sep 17, 2013 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      @Lcocci: Again, thank you, Lcocci. There are many Christian denominations out there today that are GLBTQI-friendly and theologically sound. Remember, just because they say they are Christian doesn’t make it so. Don’t listen to people– observe the way they LIVE their Christian life. You’ll be able to discern individuals on HOW they live the Word they’re preachin’!

      Sep 17, 2013 at 1:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lcocci
      Lcocci

      TY Dali, its true, I’ve been in street and pastoral ministry since 1985 , I remember when nurses would not touch HIV patients let alone “Christians” openly gay clergy like myself had no church acceptance so we were on the street too. It was good training to understand Christ was in the street with the church and was a Scandelous out cast as well.

      Blessings, bishop Dave

      Sep 17, 2013 at 3:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Deepdow: Dako has a history of defending paedophiles and the church. He is one and is currently trying to get another one a visa from Brazil.

      Sep 17, 2013 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @Lcocci: WHY WOULD A GAY MAN WILLINGLY ASSOCIATE WITH AN INSTITUTION THAT HAS DEVOTED THE LAST 2000 TO PERSECUTING HIS OWN KIND?

      Sep 17, 2013 at 4:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lcocci
      Lcocci

      @magi , that one has always been beyond me as well. It is why I have never been roman

      Sep 18, 2013 at 1:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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