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Apparently, the Boy Scouts have not submitted enough, yet January 26, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, catachesis, disaster, error, General Catholic, Holy suffering, horror, paganism, persecution, reading, sadness, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
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I fear in a few years you will be able to replace wherever “Boy Scout” is used below, with Catholic.  More on that later.

The California Supreme Court has ruled that freedom of association does not apply to dirty hate-filled bigoted groups that won’t, ahem, bend over to the demands of the cultural elites, even when those organizations are totally private.  They’ve also ruled that when it comes to the Sexual Left, one terrible cave of principle is never enough, they will always make you go the full nine yards:

California has been among 23 states with an ethical code that prohibits judges from belonging to organizations that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. But the state’s Supreme Court in 1996 approved an exemption, unique to California, for “nonprofit youth organizations” to accommodate judges affiliated with the Boy Scouts.

The Bar Association of San Francisco and other legal organizations sought to repeal that exemption in 2003. The court refused, and instead instructed judges to disclose connections to the Boy Scouts when they heard cases involving gay rights and related issues, and to disqualify themselves for any conflicts of interest.

At the time, the Scouts also barred gay youths as members, a policy the U.S. Supreme Court had upheld in 2000. The organization repealed that ban at a national meeting in May 2013, effective the following January, but maintained the prohibition on gay and lesbian youth leaders.

The people of California have a right to an impartial and unbiased judiciary,” [HA! i.e., one that is incredibly biased in favor of the agenda of the sexular pagan left.  That’s “unbiased” today.  But such neanderthal notions as, you know, modesty, chastity, moral rectitude…..those are biased and partial representations of right-wing extremism!  You literally cannot make this stuff up.  These guys are utterly transparent, but they get away with it day in and day out because they have succeeded in catering to the lowest common denominator, and that is a low one indeed]  Richard Fybel, a state appeals court justice in Santa Ana and chairman of the high court’s ethics advisory committee, said Friday. “This is important to accomplishing that.”

I will also say this: these guys are brilliant in their rhetoric.  It is quite an achievement to make adhering to even a modicum of Christian morality now an act of hate-filled bigotry and horrid bias, while being an advocate of sodomy is evidence of impartiality and clear-headed reason.  Amazing.

Friend and reader SB lent me a book to read, recently.  It is called Treason, and describes a few days in the life of a dozen or so English Catholic suffering under the Elizabethan persecution.  This books completes a sort of triumvirate of books on that subjects I’ve read of late, and while one was a fairly scholarly history and the other a great autobiography of a saintly priest from that era, this fiction book actually ties the whole bloody mess together and makes the diabolical reality of that nightmarish persecution sink in.

For it really was nightmarish.  The Elizabethan persecution was not like that of Rome, with scads of blood martyrs and a whole bunch of people fleeing to the catacombs.  It was much more subtle, and more evil, than that.  It was the death of 100,000 cuts.  It was the slow, deliberate, tortuous bleeding of people’s faith over generations.  It was a society so incredibly totalitarian it would have given even Adolf himself pause.  Catholics were subject to all manner of penalties. While there certainly were red martyrs, there were thousands of more long, drawn out white martyrdoms.  Martyrdoms of not being able to practice the Faith at all.  No Sacraments. No Mass. No Confession.  Being unable to hold public office. Being unable to will land to the next generation.  Of taxes and penalties of all kinds that took some of the wealthiest families in England and made them paupers over the course of 5o or 60 years. Of constant fear.  Of being unable to marry another Catholic.  Of seeing beloved priests brutally murdered. Of seeing every possible lie and calumny directed at you and being utterly unable to respond.  Of having a profound call to the priesthood or religious life and being unable to follow that call. Of having to travel roads infested by bandits impoverished morally and physically by the willful destruction of the monastery system (which amounted to a rape of the poor, since the monasteries were the network of welfare for Britons in those days, and did a remarkably effective job at caring for them) and without a decent place to stay, since those monasteries which were the hoteliers of England for 1000 years had all been closed. Catholics were held to be treasonous and unloyal simply for their faith. It was amazing that anyone at all persevered, as this persecution went on for nearly 300 years.  And yet, though often malformed from the experience, thousands of English did remain Catholic.

One must wonder how long it will be before being a faithful Catholic will be held to be treasonous?  If mere association with the Boy Scouts can now bar one from serving as a judge in the most populous state in the union (yes, there will be a court challenge, but who knows how it will fare?), how long until being Catholic carries similar costs?  How long until merely professing the Faith will result in joblessness, impoverishment, and social ostracism?  How many will remain faithful, especially if “pastoral” attitudes taken by our own Church seem to indicate we are in the wrong, as the English Catholics were made to feel “heretics” by the manifest errors of the established religion?

Of course, I’m not sure of the extent to which I identify with this country anymore, anyway.  The country I feel in my heart seems to have died years ago, if it ever existed.

And as for those who perpetrated this foul work of satanic persecution, Elizabeth died terrified of approaching death and essentially insane, tortured at the thought of her many, many sins.  James I faced a troubled reign and the rise of radical protestant sects that usurped the authority of the government-established “church.”  That religious extremism resulted in James’ successor, Charles I, being beheaded, and established the pattern for subjugation of the English crown to the will of Parliament.  No king of queen of England has ever had true kingly power since that time.

Our Lord allows our own sins and excesses to work havoc on us, to the extent we allow them to.  He works in His time.  “Vengeance is mine,” saith the Lord.  Sometimes that vengeance takes 100 years, or even much longer, to play out.  Most often that vengeance occurs through some human agency directly related to, or serving as a repercussion of, those evils perpetrated at some earlier date. The Tudor line died out, and the Stuarts were ejected by the Parliamentarians.  The current monarchical line is a shrunken rump fewer and fewer English see any need for.  While our own Church is certainly afflicted and many of us are concerned for what the future holds, the Anglicans are in a coma and are soon to be declared brain dead (for organ harvesting).  That is, all those who were key players in this English persecution met a very unhappy end.  The monarchy itself is just a form of movie-stardom for Brits.

UPDATE:  For a very good Catholic alternative to the Boy Scouts, check out the Troops of St. George.  It has apparently grown by leaps and bounds and there are more and more troops being established around the country.

Comments

1. Courtwatcher - January 26, 2015

How long? Perhaps a decade or less…. But as to your statement :” I will also say this: these guys are brilliant in their rhetoric.” Yes, as is their leader… They have learned from the best: “if only you eat the fruit of the tree, you will be like God!”

Baseballmom - January 26, 2015

Well shoot…. Courtwatcher is baseballmom. 😉

2. c matt - January 26, 2015

The court refused, and instead instructed judges to disclose connections to the Boy Scouts when they heard cases involving gay rights and related issues, and to disqualify themselves for any conflicts of interest.

So that does mean gay judges will also have to recuse themselves? Somehow I doubt it.

the Anglicans are in a coma and are soon to be declared brain dead (for organ harvesting).

Anglican Ordinariate? Of course, the RCC itself is not the picture of health, but at least buys the new liver more time.

Tantumblogo - January 26, 2015

Yes, the Ordinaiate is the best option, but it is certainly not being emphasized at present. The best course for Anglicans, they are told, is to remain Anglicans.


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