Homosexuality can be cured according to the Bishop of Sion, who was interviewed this week by the Swiss newspaper La Nouvelliste in Sion, a town in Valais, one of the main Swiss winter resort regions of Switzerland.
The Catholic Bishop Jean-Marie Lovey said that being gay was a weakness of nature. And because someone is like that in the beginning does not mean they cannot be changed. “Psychological cures exist” and “homosexuality can be cured.” The Bishop recommended prayer as a cure. “It has already repeatedly cured some sick” he said.
Lovey believes however, that being gay is not incompatible with being Catholic and welcomes gay people into the Catholic Church.
Barbara Lanthemann, Secretary General of the Swiss Lesbians Association said that the views of the Bishop were ignorant and condescending. She made a statement to the media that the Association was shocked and revolted by the comments.
The Pink Cross Association is demanding a public apology from the Bishop.
One Nouvelliste reader made the comment on the newspaper’s website that we should hold onto the hope that the Bishop can be cured.
It seems unlikely that many gay people will feel welcomed to the Catholic Church by the Bishop’s comments. In addition, it casts a shadow over the upcoming Sion gay pride festival scheduled for 13 June 2015.
Then logic must certainly allow that one can be cured of religion, as that is most definitely simply ‘cult’ ire. What of science, scion long divorced from church and rarely strongly mounted by Sion. We will avoid mention that so many Godly men are diseased. Curates, though are seemingly in short supply.
Livia Varju says
But religion isn’t a perversion. Itr’s a belief system that exists as a hypothesis until it is disproven. However, proof for or against isn’t likely to be possible.
To Livia, Religion is always and constantly corrupted from original courses, thank God, or else we would all still be worshipping the Sun and/or Moon. All the ‘Churches’ are forever adjusting interpretation of dogma and even dogma itself. Christianity was a perversion of Judaism, not a new ‘hypothesis’ growing out of nothing. A change of course is always a perversion of another course, that is its meaning. Religious feeling are stronger for many than sexual feelings, which makes for quite some mere ‘hypothesis’. Actually, I would argue that religion is a human sentient need, stronger in some that others, just as is sexual passion. Neither is a disease from which we can be cured, though we can be persuaded that we should conduct them differently and both very often secretly, or in the most perverse of ways.
Livia Varju says
Yes, it can be cured. There are Christian organisations who do it regularly, and some doctors do too with hormones and psychotherapy. Homosexualita is either abnormal or sick – take your pick.
He doesn’t know enough to realize the errors of his thinking, the poor Bishop! He will certainly learn in due time.
This Bishop is daft. I mean, really…..arrrghhh….
Dan Dent says
Weird, that. I’ve never heard any stories of Jesus curing ‘The Gays’.