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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Polish Cure for Homosexuality

posted by on June 11 at 14:47 PM

Hanging out with priests, of course.

Gays and lesbians in deeply Catholic Poland are being nudged towards church-steered programmes designed to help them fight their homosexuality. In the southeastern city of Lublin, a hub of Roman Catholic teaching, a nondescript white building houses Odwaga, or Courage, an organisation which offers “therapy” for homosexuals—to the consternation of gay rights groups who find it an aberration.

Behind its walls, men are taught to kick a football around, women take cookery lessons and, above all, participants spend time praying with priests.

Curing homosexuality by hanging out with Catholic priests—it’s a form of aversion therapy, right?

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You fight queers with queers. Duh.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball's Cornhole | June 11, 2008 2:54 PM

aka dating services for priests

Posted by dawicksta | June 11, 2008 2:56 PM

@1 -- Uhhh....thanks???

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | June 11, 2008 2:59 PM

Because lesbians don't cook and gays never play football? If I weren't the PC, new-age guy that I am, I'd make a Polish joke.

But I am. So I won't. Not out loud...

Posted by Al | June 11, 2008 2:59 PM

lesbians don't need to know how to cook. they eat out every night. hey-O!

Posted by brandon | June 11, 2008 3:05 PM

Wait, did they get the football/cookery strategy from "But I'm a Cheerleader"?

Posted by boxofbirds | June 11, 2008 3:10 PM

Because there is absolutely nothing gay about football.

Posted by Abby | June 11, 2008 3:10 PM

Hey Dan - remember your slog post about the possibility that the new law will halt all marriages in CA??


Posted by Dee in SF | June 11, 2008 3:11 PM


Just to clarify, they're talking about soccer, not American football.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 11, 2008 3:19 PM

No, really? (Click on the link in my name @7 to get my joke. You'll notice no helmets in sight.)

Posted by Abby | June 11, 2008 3:33 PM

Don't forgive her, Abby. She is the enemy.

Posted by i hate Keshmeshi club USA | June 11, 2008 3:37 PM


Yeah, still not as gay as punting.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 11, 2008 3:42 PM

nice save!

Posted by i hate Keshmeshi club USA | June 11, 2008 3:52 PM

@12: gayer than Villa and Iniesta? Are they naked?

Posted by Abby | June 11, 2008 3:58 PM


Worse. They're wearing spandex.

Posted by keshmeshi | June 11, 2008 4:08 PM

terrible shot!

Posted by i hate Keshmeshi club USA | June 11, 2008 4:09 PM

@15: 'worse' or 'better' never entered into it, really. I certainly wasn't trying to make a judgment call with David and Andres up there, just saying that taken out of context, what they're doing is pretty damn gay. But the last thing I want them to do is stop...

Posted by Abby | June 11, 2008 4:12 PM

It's what I've said before. The Catholic Church recruits gay people. And if gay people start living happy out lives, then people don't sign-up for the priesthood or nunnery hood(?).

Posted by Vince | June 12, 2008 6:36 AM

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