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Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Plans To Hold An Exorcism for Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

Cue the creepy music. The Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield has announced he will hold an exorcism for same-sex marriage in Illinois next Wednesday.

Bishop Thomas John Paprocki (pictured) says it is “scandalous” that so many Catholic politicians supported the legislation and feels it’s his responsibility to remedy the situation by invoking the power of Christ.

In a statement, the good bishop announced he will hold “prayers of supplication and exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex Marriage” on Wednesday, November 20.

The bishop also said politicians who supported same-sex marriage are “morally complicit as co-operators in facilitating this grave sin.”

He then added: “same-sex marriage is contrary to the plan of God (see Genesis 1:27 and 2:24, Matthew 19:4-6 and Mark 10:6-9), those who contract civil same-sex marriage are culpable of serious sin.”

“All politicians now have the moral obligation to work for the repeal of this sinful and objectionable legislation,” he continued. “We must pray for deliverance from this evil which has penetrated our state and our church.”

The exorcism will reportedly take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield from 4 to 5 p.m. The gay marriage bill is also set to be signed into law by  Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday afternoon, right before the start of the exorcism.

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      In that case you’ll know where you can stick your crucifix! *cue head spinning and pea soup*

      Nov 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • paulfocus

      Medievalism at its finest! And since he’s calling a revocation of State law, I call for a revocation of his tax free status. Start paying taxes on that pretty palace of yours (which, by the way has on its roof statues of mythological griffins, the protectors of secretly buried wealth), and I’ll start considering your rant, I mean opinion on State law.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      Exorcism, much like religious belief is pointless and damaging to the people of the planet.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 2:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo

      As a follower of Christ AND his teachings, I implore you, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki to exorcise your flaming ass from Christendom and its same-minded demons! (There! That ought to do it! That will happen when hell freezes over!)

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist

      These religious zealots are such hypocrites. They moan and wail about gay marriage and all these other things which they claim is the sign of Armageddon. They should encourage homosexuality so as to hasten the end of times. I thought that was what they all wanted. And I really don’t think that these Catholics should be pointing there um…..fingers at us gay folk.

      Nov 15, 2013 at 4:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kevininbuffalo

      Checkout BishopAccountablity.org. They have reams of stuff on this guy. he defends pedos, he was on the three bishop panel (Inquisition) investigating nuns. He was also the bishop of “Father” Donovan the priest who had to call 911 because he couldn’t get out of his handcuffs when he was alone in the rectory. Oh brothers and sisters this guys a beaut!

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Daniel-Reader

      Notice how the “religious”, such as RC bishops and private “Christian” schools that kick out gay kids, never condemn polygamy because the bible was written by disgusting polygamists. Bunch of sanctimonious hypocrites!

      Nov 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      When is this tired old queen Paprocki going to stumble out of the closet? Or does someone need to out her proactively?

      Nov 16, 2013 at 12:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kodi_kanuck

      Let the good priest practice what he preaches. He should just go [email protected] himself.

      Nov 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bishop James Wilkowski

      First, I wish to apologize for the reckless comments made by Bishop Thomas Paprocki. I do wish to make it known that THIS Catholic Bishop will be attending the Bill Signing Ceremony in Chicago this week and I will be giving thanks to God for our collective growth in Civil Rights and for the Holy Spirit for helping realize that which is possible through the teachings of Social Justice and Peace.

      Nov 18, 2013 at 3:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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