In your face: pie-thrower attacks bishop

Who would even want to be a bishop these days?

First, there’s the mess in New Hampshire.  And now this bit of juvenile street theater, in Belgium.  Blogger Thomas Peters has details.

And below, the video.

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  1. That is criminal assault in my mind and possibly a hate crime.

    This is the rationale of the criminals.

    “Bishop Leonard enraged gays last year when he suggested AIDS stemmed from the wrath of God, labelling the disease “a sort of intrinsic justice.”

    One of those who ran up and slapped a custard pie in Leonard’s face told Belgian media that “for all those homosexuals who daren’t tell their parents they are gay, for all those young girls who want to have an abortion, he absolutely deserved it.””

  2. naturgesetz says:

    I followed the links to the video, played it on YouTube, and registered a “dislike” (which made the count 2″likes” and 7 “dislikes.” Then I left a disapproving comment.

  3. Ahhh…

    And here we see the euphemistic quality of the self-appropriated label “Gay”.

    There was a time when it was used in conjunction with “happy,” as in “Happy and gay” to denote a certain lightness of being.

    But these are militant, raging narcissists who prove over and over again that Catholicism and Homosexualism are diametrically opposite world views, and entirely irreconcilable.

    The only function of dialogue is to seek clarification, and as the video shows, they understand the irreconcilable nature of the two world views all too well. There will be a backlash one day, and I fear it will not be cordial.

  4. Bishop Leonard was charged with homophobia under Belgium’s 2003 Anti-Discrimination Act due to remarks he made about homosexuality and AIDS in an interview given 3 years before his present post. But to be fair, his words were twisted to appear in the worst possible light…

    “a reporter asked him repeatedly whether AIDS should be seen as God’s vengeance. The archbishop said that he twice dismissed that idea, but finally remarked that just as pollution harms the environment and excessive alcohol use damages the brain and liver, so too dangerous sexual activities can lead to diseases like AIDS.”
    http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=8172

    Can anyone really disagree with that statement?

    These situations are what I find most frustrating about the internet. Agenda driven media (right and left) stir up controversy by taking words out of context in order to make themselves look sympathetic and their “opponents” look bad.

    Truth has become a rare and precious commodity.

  5. brother jeff says:

    That was shocking to watch. I felt like tackling them. Bishops may need bodyguards it seems.

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