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Bishop: AIDS Is God's Will ~ What do you think of this one?

The head of Belgium's Catholic Church is in hot water for saying gay men deserve AIDS for the "travesty" that is homosexuality and that pedophile priests should go unpunished.

A gay rights lawyer is threatening legal action against Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard -- a close friend of the pope -- for saying AIDS is "justice" for gay men.

Leonard's press spokesman, Juergen Mettepenningen, has quit over the remarks, saying, "Monsignor Leonard at times acts like a motorist driving on the wrong side of a motorway who thinks all the other motorists are wrong."

That's all the article says, but wow! Seriously, WOW!
Is it me or does it seem like those who are supposed to represent the Catholic Church the most are the ones doing the most damage to it's Reputation?

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Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 1:46 AM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • That's why priests go after boys instead of full grown men. To avoid God's justice. :P

    Answer by karamille at 1:49 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Anyone can say anything. AIDS is a disease just like any other disease.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 4:42 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • He's probably a closet gay...


    Answer by IhartU at 4:45 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • The monsignor truly believes this. He is mistaken because God doesn't want AIDS for anyone. However, he allows it because it is a consequence of choice.

    Answer by duckigrrl at 9:26 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • slap


    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:02 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Ah, another perfect example of how they're spreading the love of god.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 11:29 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • God both allows the natural consequences of sin to occur, and also intentionally does things as a matter of punishment. As for AIDS, I can't say for sure if it is a natural consequence of sin (in general, not just homosexuality) or intentional.

    Answer by Gal51 at 11:31 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • And this is the church of forgiveness?

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:56 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • He is absolutely wrong.
    Would a Father give a you a stone instead of bread , a a snake instead of a fish? ( its in Matthew 7)
    God is not a giver of evil... evil is a consequence of sin.
    aids is a consequence of wrong choices. It is brought upon man by man and the evil one will deceive in the process.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:58 AM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Shaneagle777

    How do you explain the plagues on Egypt?

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:10 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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