Today, an Illinois Bishop did a public performance good enough for Saturday Night Live and Monty Python. The Bishop did a carnival exocism show. He ordered Satan be cast out. It was news to me Satan caused the Governor/legislature to pass a bill legalizing gay marriage.
It is often said nonbelievers like myself are not respectful of believers. We should say how nice it is the Bishop feels strongly about this and is merely expressing his faith.
I would reply the Bishop should show some respect of gay people and not shine the spotlight of condemnation on them. We can see he regards them as the dregs of the earth.
The Bishop says Catholics should love and feel sorry for gay people. This is the ultimate code talk for, “They are sinners. We are better than they are.”
A person of more integrety would not condemn gay citizens. He would welcome them to his church and not judge them.
I assume this Bishop is an appointee of the previous Pope. We recall the previous Pope had little on his mind except gays. He talked about them all the time including during his Christmas Eve message to the world.
I’m willing to bet that, even though the Bishop believes he ran Satan off, gay marriage will continue marching through our country taking no notice of his exorcism. That’s because there never was a Satan.
Chasing imaginary demons around with a stick is this Bishop’s idea of good time management.