Skip to comments.Archbishop prays while topless gay activists shout curses and douse him with water
Posted on 04/26/2013 5:23:12 PM PDT by Morgana
BRUSSELS, April 23, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an astonshing display of gentleness in the face of a vile attack, the head of the Catholic Church in Belgium, Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard, remained calmly seated with eyes closed in prayer Tuesday as four topless women attacked him with shouts and curses and doused him with water.
Its not the first time the bishop has been attacked for standing up for the Churchs teachings on homosexuality and expressing his concern for those who live the homosexual lifestyle.
The incident took place at the ULB University in Brussels where the archbishop was participating in a debate on blasphemy laws.
The four women, representing the pro-abortion and homosexual group FEMEN, took to the stage where they disrobed to reveal black-painted slogans on their bare chests and backs, such as my body my rules, and 'anus dei is coming.' They also held signs reading stop homophobia. The women doused the archbishop with water from bottles formed in the image of the Virgin Mary.
(More photos here. Warning: uncensored)
For most of the attack, which lasted a number of minutes before the women could be forced off stage, Archbishop Leonard sat drenched with water with eyes closed in prayer. After the ordeal, the archbishop kissed the image of the Virgin Mary on one of the water bottles that was used in the attack. Le Soir reports that one of the interveners said of the archbishop: He was very calm and maintained a position of prayer. I have to believe he was praying for us. Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard kisses one of the bottles that was used to douse him with water by the gay activists. The bottles were in the shape of the Virgin Mary.
According to FEMEN, Tuesdays attack was spurred by an interview three weeks ago where Archbishop Leonard said that when speaking to Christians who are inclined to homosexuality he suggests celibacy, as is required for all single persons.
Already in 2007, as Bishop of Namur, Archbishop Leonard was accused of an offence against the Belgian anti-racism act for calling homosexual acts abnormal. In 2008 he was cleared of homophobia charges after appearing in court.
In 2010, as the new archbishop of Brussels, the archbishop was targeted by homosexualist groups, and condemned by the countrys prime minister, after he said that AIDS is a consequence of risky sexual behavior, including homosexual sexual activity.
Also in 2010 he was attacked at his Cathedral by a man who shoved a cherry pie in the archbishops face. Again in 2011, homosexual activists at the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve near Brussels threw a custard pie in the archbishops face.
Archbishop Leonard has been a great supporter for the pro-life movement in Belgium, speaking at their inaugural March for Life in 2010.
BTW, isn't what they did "assault", not to mention trespassing? The article I read does not say if they were arrested. The church should file charges.
Please tell me Meghan McCain wasn’t one of them.
May the Lord Bless and Watch Over Archbishop Leonard.
Homos are a race in Belgium?
Maybe now people can understand that in the days when normals were strong these assailants were burned at the stake.
Looks like a Hate Crime to me.
Amazing example of Christian reaction to violence. God bless Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard.
the guy at the wall has the right idea, if you aren’t going to exorcise these women. the demons are leaving the building, one way or another.
And of course, the obligatory sign with “Homophobia” on it.
Look at the picture.
Which side conveys control and balance and which side conveys a manic state based upon abnormal psychology?
Maybe these insults and attacks will instruct people that the type on nonsense exhibited in the main article is the reason perverts and Third World incompetents were at one time controlled. They cannot control themselves why should they not suffer external control?
Leviticus 18:22-- homosexuality is an abomination.
This is horrible. This should be news on conservative talk radio but will it be? Could you imagine a bunch of Christians/Conservatives storming a gay event in such a way and it not be news?
I think they need to spend some time in the nervous hospital. In the old days if people did stuff like this that is where they were sent.
Incredible as this may seem, they were so ugly that our dear Meghan would have looked like a Playboy model by comparison.
The archbishop needs younger bouncers. This could have been stopped in seconds.
Liberalism is a mental disorder.
I like the guy in the background, though, giving the one trollop a kick in the pants.
Haha, I saw that guy. Nice work! He’s like the Catholic Liam Neeson.
Thanks for posting. This is horrible. This should be on FRs frontpage.
“If you are persecuted, remember that I was persecuted before you.”
Good grief - I’d close my eyes too!!
There is that age kids go through where they think that they are smarter than everyone else. They take off their clothes and become real pains in the ass.
Hahaha... Well, regardless of gender, they don’t need to strike. Just throw a big tarp over them and haul them away.
I agree. :-)
yep, another example of “...not like the movies.”
yep, another example of “...not like the movies.”
My quandary wasn't so much whether to post it ... it was whether to strike out their breasts, or their faces.
The breasts are just breasts, nothing wrong with that. But those faces!?! Horrible....
How many laws were broken here? Don’t they have laws in Belgium against defiling a regligious house? They must have but I guess they now consider that archaic. What about disturbing a religious meeting? What about disturbing the peace? What about assault? What about disturbing the peace? Don’t they have laws in Belgium and why doesn’t the church demand that their rights be protected? Turn the other cheek isn’t working here. The demon left want us to silently give up any legal rights we may have in our respective countries. We didn’t have rights when the Romans threw us to the lions, but now we do have rights and we must demand them while we still have them. Do not go gentle into that good night.
Oh, by the way ISN’T THIS A HATE CRIME!!
Note that all of these she-wolves are uglier than sin. I’d keep my eyes closed just to keep the vision of their sour puss countenances away from my poor eyes.
Protestant says, well done sir, just the right response in my opinion.
(except the kissing Mary part. . .) - but so pleased to see his godly behavior during the assault.
And it was a sexual assault.
She shaves her head, but not her underarms...On another note, I’m all for these women protesting rape, sharia and forced marriage, but it seems they only go for soft targets.
I go back and forth on that, but am tending toward agreement.
What can’t be denied is that those who support liberalism back themselves into a corner with logical fallacies and then end up attacking their opponents, who are trouncing them with logic, fact, and history, with either logical fallacies or, as we see in this story, with physical violence.
Charged with the crime of homophobia and for stating the obvious truth that AIDS is a consequence of risky sexual behavior...sigh...coming soon to our country as we become more "progressive". Before long, it will be punishable by fines and/or imprisonment to say God calls homosexual acts sin and an abomination. Christians will not be permitted to own Bibles where such sections have not been redacted! We may soon see what real persecution is all about and it won't be pie and water thrown at us.
Why are their signs and body writings in English?
“Dear Lord, please, just this once.....do like You did for Elijah and Elisha....I won’t ever ask for anything else.....”
Those fellers without their shirts couldn’t get lucky at a prison rodeo!
Gunner, one of them look kind of like you when you’re angry!
lol i cannot tell if they be guys or girls
Like the folks “protesting” Margaret Thatcher’s funeral: screaming at a dead woman. Stay classy Libs!
Looks like a Hate Crime to me.
In America, it probably would be but in Europe I don’t know if they have those type of laws.
The Al Queerda types are no different than the Islamist, their faggot jihad is equally insane.
Sodom Hussein Obama wants to turn the Boy Scouts into a dating club for NAMBLA...
Fantasy is the homoseuxals’ medium of infinitization.
All men are born of a woman.
It has been this way from the beginning.
Why signs in English?
None of these people are native English speakers... Czechs, Belgians...
This was staged for the American press.