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If same-sex attracted folks are “born that way,” why do Gomorrist women have more male partners than other women? June 15, 2015

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I must say, Robert Reilly’s Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior is Changing Everything is an absolute tour de force.  I cannot recommend his book enough.  I plan to come back to it a number of times in the coming days or even weeks to bring out the many powerful arguments he posits – strictly from reason and the natural law – against the mass propaganda effort that pretends sodomy is not immoral.  I don’t want to beat this topic too much, and I also don’t want to abuse fair use on this wonderful author, but he brings out so many critically important points I have not seen addressed elsewhere, or not nearly so well, that I think it a duty to share as much of the book as I can.

A case in point. In the appendix, Reilly lists some additional public health data that underscore the unhealthiness of this perverse lifestyle.  The negative health effects apply equally to both sodomites and gomorrists, but there is some really shocking info, such as this tidbit that totally explodes the myth of “born that way:”

“The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association [oh c’mon!] warns that lesbians have the richest concentration of risk factors for breast cancer than any subset of women in the world. They have higher risks for cervical cancers.  They are more likely to be obese.  They use more alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs.  A study of over 1400 lesbians found the following:

  • Lesbians have more than twice the number of male partners than heterosexual women (only 7 percent of those who identify themselves as lesbians never have sex with men)
  • They are 4.5 times more likely to have 50 or more male sexual partners in a lifetime
  • They are 3 to 4 times more likely to have sex with men who are at high risk for HIV – “homosexuals,”   bisexuals, and IV drug users.
  • Lesbians experience higher rates of bacterial vaginosis and hepatitis C”

Let’s unpack this a bit.  What we are seeing here are women, many of them with chronic and severe weight and “body image” problems, who after giving themselves away to any man who will pay them a bit of attention then basically turn around and after getting used and dumped 50 times, finally decide men are just bad and become lesbian.  In my drug use and recovery days, I knew several avowed lesbians and all but one of them described their lifestyle as a conscious decision they made.  The other one was married to a man for about 10 years but then somehow got seduced by a hockey player girlfriend and decided that was the way she was. But even she admits she never longed for women or fantasized about them or anything until that really creepy seduction took place.  Blech.

To me, this data, gathered by a pro-revolting sex group!, just obliterates the “born that way” narrative, and with it, the entire argument, such as it is, in favor of pseudo-sodo-marriage. By far the most effective argument the pro-sodomy front has put out is the idea that they are born that way, that their perversion is natural and “God-given,” and that they thus should have all the rights and privileges of other people who happen to not be born that way.  This sense they are “born that way” conveys the idea that sodomy is natural and, even more, moral.  If the “born that way” mythos is destroyed, so will the primary rationale for this effort to destroy marriage.  What I don’t understand is why this data has not gotten wider publicity, since it’s been out for about 15  years.  Obviously the media has buried it, but what about the pro-marriage groups.  I knew from experience that a lot of gomorrists had a very long and troubled experience with men, but I had no idea of the scope of the matter.  Wow.  Those are some really wacked out women.  Nothing points out the absence of good father’s in women’s lives more than this kind of information.

Other data from the appendix:

  • Men who have sex with men account for 61% of all new HIV infections in the US in 2009 and 2010, as well as half the people living with HIV in the US in 2008
  • MSM make up less than 2% of the population aged 13 and older, but account for over 50% of all new HIV infections
  • From the Journal of Sexuality in 2009, compared with those not lost in this grave sin, sodomites demonstrate over 4 times the lifetime rate of suicide attempts, 2.4 times the rate of drug dependence, and vastly greater rates of depression, anxiety, and deliberate self-harm.
  • From the same study, gomorrists demonstrate 4 times the rate of alcohol dependence, 3.5 times the rate of drug dependence, and vastly greater rates of depression and suicide attempts.

Further, the data indicates that descent into this lifestyle only accelerates and pre-existing predisposition towards these serious medical and mental health problems.  In sum, the life expectancy at birth for someone who falls into the sodomite lifestyle is 20-30 years less than one who does not.

I asked last week why a stronger response against this mass embrace of the rankest immorality has not emerged out of the Church, as we saw very quickly in response to the imposed legalization of abortion by judicial fiat.  Publicly, there has been very little response at all, save for occasional scandalous statements from prelates endorsing, and not condemning, this lifestyle that cries out to Heaven for vengeance.  I appreciate those who shared their responses, but I cannot say I was encouraged them. One respondent shared that he has been engaged in such efforts for years but has only met indifference.  I think that is because while most people can still understand the general value of life, of allowing a baby to live, over and above any purported notion of made up “rights,” people are so utterly bereft of a proper understanding of marriage as to be beyond convincing of the evil of this attempted redefinition.  That’s still a bit odd to me, because even 2-3 years ago most people still DID oppose this evil, but there has been a mass preference cascade and the numbers that had been about 60-40 against for a number of years suddenly shifted in the opposite direction.  I’m still digesting what I read and hope to formulate a response, but it seems there is not much basis for mass opposition to this further step into the abyss.

In which case, get your Communion wine and hosts, and hunker down for a long, hard persecution.  It’s going to be a very rough ride for a very long time.

PS – A wise priest advised us to invoke St. Charles Lwonga if we find ourselves cast into a prison.  Perversion reigns supreme in prisons today, and rape is common.  St. Charles was a great martyr for purity.  His intercession can protect you.  I have started asking for his intercession and aid now, well before I find myself in a precarious position.

Beautiful interview with Fr. Joseph Terra on anniversary of attack June 15, 2015

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This report came out a few days ago, I really don’t read hardly anything anymore, I haven’t the time, so I don’t know if it got much coverage or not, but it’s a nice interview with a typically reluctant Fr. Joseph Terra. The report came out on the anniversary of the attack on Fr’s Terra and Walker, FSSP, which resulted in Father Kenneth Walker’s death and Fr. Terra’s brutal injury.

There is much virtue on display below.  I pray you find it as edifying as I did (my comments):

….it was a year ago today that the unthinkable happened. Two men of God were attacked in the quarters they shared next to the church they served in the shadow of the state Capitol.

Now, Terra has returned to serve Mater Misericordiae (Mother of Mercy) Mission, the church he helped rebuild with his own hands. But the Mass he says tonight will be a requiem for the dead. A requiem for Walker.

Terra is an intensely private man, but he knows that because he is a priest and a victim of a violent crime, he is in the public eye. He agreed only reluctantly to be interviewed, sending an enigmatic reply through an emissary, saying that while he did not wish to be interviewed, he would not refuse a request. [I would say that it is not enigmatic, but humble. True humility is so rare today, especially in the context of the news media, it might appear as something else]

In the interview, he speaks in spare sentences, choosing his words, guarding his emotions, as one does when talking to a stranger who is asking too-personal questions. [Again, I would imagine that Fr. Terra, recognizing his influence as a shepherd of souls and always cognizant of his and their eternal destiny, chooses his words very carefully to insure he never gives scandal and only ever speaks in an edifying and virtuous manner.]…….

……..It was late in the afternoon on a Wednesday, and Terra heard a noise in the courtyard behind the rectory.

————End Quote———–

What a beautiful witness from Fr. Terra to faith, forgiveness, acceptance of suffering, and adherence to God’s Will when very, very bad things happen to us.  His is the example we should seek to emulate as the likelihood of a vicious persecution seems to increase daily around us.  Should others make us suffer, hard as it may be, we must not hate them for it. We must respond to their hatred and persecution with love.  From that love, some will be converted, as we pray Gary Michael Moran is converted.  Martyrdom is the water that raises up new souls to God.  Many will laugh us to scorn and spit in our faces, but even if all do, we must keep the Faith.  That is vital to our own sanity and salvation during times of dire trial.

Perhaps Fr. Walker’s intercession has played a role in Fr. Terra’s miraculous recovery.  Save for the scars on his head, he looks very much like he did before the attack.

And so it seems, as an aside, that yes Fr. Terra will be the new pastor in Tyler and that Fort Worth will be getting an FSSP parish late this summer.  But Bishop Olson still terminated the TLM at Fisher-More College out of sheer animus.  This is all just a part of his devious plot to lull trads into a sense of complacency before he really nails them.  Film (Amazon Women on the Moon) at 11.

h/t MFG. Thanks!

REPOST Cambridge academic conference: “Pedophilia is natural and normal for human males” June 15, 2015

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I was working on a new post on this same subject when I remembered……haven’t I written on this topic before?  Indeed I had.  Yes, it;’s a repost, but given that we are probably going to see one of the final victories for the pseudo-sodo-marriage effort this month (I pray it may be stopped.  St. Joseph, pray for us, pray for the conversion of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the effort to normalize the sexual abuse of children will surely be one of the major efforts going forward.  Children have always been the ultimate prize of the sexual revolution.

So proclaimed a major academic conference held recently in Britain.  Sodomy is just the beginning, folks, the ultimate goal is your children:

“Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,” said the presentation. “At least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children … Normal males are aroused by children.”

Some yellowing tract from the Seventies or early Eighties, era of abusive celebrities and the infamous PIE, the Paedophile Information Exchange? No. Anonymous commenters on some underground website? No again.

The statement that paedophilia is “natural and normal” was made not three decades ago but last July. It was made not in private but as one of the central claims of an academic presentation delivered, at the invitation of the organisers, to many of the key experts in the field at a conference held by the University of Cambridge.

Other presentations included “Liberating the paedophile: a discursive analysis,” and “Danger and difference: the stakes of hebephilia.”

Hebephilia is the sexual preference for children in early puberty, typically 11 to 14-year-olds.

Another attendee, and enthusiastic participant from the floor, was one Tom O’Carroll, a multiple child sex offender, long-time campaigner for the legalisation of sex with children and former head of the Paedophile Information Exchange. “Wonderful!” he wrote on his blog afterwards. “It was a rare few days when I could feel relatively popular!”…….. [Lord sometimes it is so hard to be merciful when some people do such evil things.  How a man with a repeated history of child sex abuse can be allowed to campaign for its legalization is beyond me.] 

…..After a fierce battle in the American Psychiatric Association (APA), which produces it, a proposal to include hebephilia as a disorder in the new edition of the manual has been defeated. The proposal arose because puberty in children has started ever earlier in recent decades and as a result, it was argued, the current definition of paedophilia – pre-pubertal sexual attraction – missed out too many young people. [Sounds rather eerily like the start of the sodomite movement, with de-listing same sex attraction from the APA’s DSM in the early 70s. That’s when the movement got started in earnest.  Now, 40 years later, they appear totally ascendant. I pray that appearance is short lived.  But what of pedophilia?  Will pedophilia be “normalized” in 30 or 40 years?  You know people will try]

Ray Blanchard, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, who led the APA’s working group on the subject, said that unless some other way was found of encompassing hebephilia in the new manual, that was “tantamount to stating that the APA’s official position is that the sexual preference for early pubertal children is normal”. [And that is very far from accidental]

Prof Blanchard was in turn criticised by a speaker at the Cambridge conference, Patrick Singy, of Union College, New York, who said hebephilia would be abused as a diagnosis to detain sex offenders as “mentally ill” under US “sexually violent predator” laws even after they had completed their sentences.[Thus we can plainly see the angle of attack for the normalization movement.  If pedophilia is not a mental illness, it must be “normal.”  And from normal, it will become “natural.”  And how can we make something so normal, natural, and wholesome as raping a 5 year old illegal?  What are we, monsters?!?  Just because some antiquated religious diktat of some unhinged tribe of the distant past says pedophilia (or sodomy) is wrong, we can’t let such arcane notions inform our thinking today!  And that is precisely how the
“normalization” of sodomy has been worked out in recent years.]

This is coming.  You can be assured that it is.  I can only thank God my children will probably be grown before the propaganda campaign succeeds and this next great immoral taboo is lifted in the name of the advancing God-hating socialist paradigm progress.  But I fear already for any grandchildren God may see fit to bless me with.

Another reason for all my kids to have religious/priestly vocations!

Post-Christian Americans now ready to believe anything: same sex “marriage,” white can be black June 15, 2015

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I assume most readers are familiar with the train wreck that is the Rachel Dolezal case.  A very obviously (to me) white woman paraded around as an African American over the past 8-9 years while serving as the head of the Spokane area NAACP.  She is utterly unrepentant regarding her subterfuge.  And even more incredibly, somewhere between 1/3-1/2 of the comments I read in various news coverage – overwhelmingly from women – firmly endorsed her pretensions to be “trans-racial,” meaning a black woman (or man, or ?) born into a white woman’s body.  They wondered why anyone would be “picking on” poor, lying, scheming, almost certainly mentally divergent Rachel Dolezal.

Poor, poor suffering woman.  But should I be surprised either at the fact that someone obviously 100% Anglo would attempt to pass themselves off as black, or that a quite substantial percentage of people in our country would see that as not only a perfectly normal, rational thing to do, but would blast anyone who dared to criticize this fiction?

No, no I should not.

I’m not surprised at the former for several reasons.  To be blunt, this woman’s reaction to the affair and to the plaintive cries of her family to return to sanity in such a way that her mental balance must be gravely questioned.  To put it bluntly, there are a million varieties of crazy, and it’s not unheard of for someone to latch onto something like this.  Even more, our culture today, especially in the more progressive fever swamps, has turned being a Caucasian into just about the greatest evil imaginable, while being black – in many circles – conveys instant credibility and deference over an exalted level of victim status.  This is not of course to say that blacks have not been victimized, historically – of course they have – but then again, my great-great-great-great-great grandfather was very close to a slave as an indentured servant.  The point being, the extreme swing towards radical progressive thought our culture has taken since the 60s provides very powerful incentives to want to be black, and this woman obviously found that desirable to her white-bread upbringing.  However, given her statements regarding being raised in a tee-pee, living a survival level existence while hunting with bows and arrows, and in South Africa, too boot! (and during apartheid, no less), I think makes the severely disturbed explanation a larger part of this witches brew.

OK, so she’s got serious problems.  People always have, and always will.  But why are so many people, especially women, rallying to her cause?  Why did I see at least as many sneering comments directed towards the woman’s parents, and their motives for outing her, as I did directed at this poor creature herself?  Why did so many people fall for an internet punk artist who created the term “wrong skin” and vault it to one of the top trending topics on twitter, a topic he just made up that morning as a cynical cultural commentary?

I think the answer obvious.  We live in a culture incredibly, and increasingly, detached from the truth, where the personal will to power in desire of anything, no matter how ludicrous, is automatically accepted, provided it rings the right progressive bells.  Put more bluntly: how can a culture that has embraced the completely ludicrous, counter-natural and unreasonable belief that two people of the same sex could be married deny anyone’s claim to be recognized as anything, even when such recognition flies in the face of being, nature, and reason?  Even more, we are being heavily propagandized that we will now have to pretend that lifelong men were actually women.  There is no amount of reason and fact we are being required by our cultural elites to jettison. We are constantly told we have to positively go along with the frankly crazed desires of the incredibly unsettled, disordered, and/or sinful few, in order that we not hurt their feelings or otherwise aggrieve them even more than they already are.  It seems very few of us are willing to resist the demands of this self-anointed elite across the board – the vast majority have at present given into one lie or another.

Suffice it to say, a culture cannot long stand like this.  When a very sizable portion of the people are too confused, too ignorant, or too uncaring to refuse to acquiesce to someone else’s deranged flight of fancy, and even more, willingly go along with this flight in an exercise of mass cultural hypnosis, energetically defending the unreality they are creating, then reason has gone totally out the window and we are down to nothing but the exercise of personal whim.  And a society given over, en masse, to being ruled by emotion and whim is a society that is ripe for tyranny.  As I mentioned before, that tyranny is advancing rapidly as not only more and more subjects are marked as taboo, with only one correct opinion being permissible and all else being beyond the pale, but also with a leviathan government asserting itself into more and more minute aspects of people’s lives, so that leaving your son outside for an hour and a half unsupervised is grounds for a felony offense in Florida.

So now people are joking about transarboreal and trans-species movements. I’m really a tree, I’m really a frog. But the joke is really on all of us.  A very sizable number of people in this country see absolutely nothing wrong with pretending to be a black when white, female when male, or married when obviously not.  And they see nothing wrong with government encouraging such behavior by endorsing  and affirming it.  Where they do see a great problem, because it cuts against the mass rationalization the vast majority have bought into to one degree or another, is when people stand up and say no, this is not OK.  Why do we have to be such haters, these transexuals or transracials or pretense of marriage sodomites aren’t hurting anyone, are they?

Well yes, yes they are.  First of all, they are hurting themselves.  Second of all, as we have seen, they are not content with merely engaging in this pretense on their own, they demand that literally everyone else share in it. Thus we are all hurt by it. Children are hurt immeasurably by being raised in an amoral vacuum where reason is replaced by leftist identity politics.  And the entire culture is being rent from its moorings by all these assaults against reason, morality, nature, decency, and all the rest.

“Each distinction we erase makes it harder for us to make any other distinction,” said Robert Reilly with respect to pseudo-sodo-marriage.  We already see how the cultural embrace of sodomy is leading to immediate demands to legitimize other immoral behavior.  Polygamy, incest, even pederasty are not far behind at all.  And we can see that the disease of satanic unreasoning immorality is spreading beyond sex into other areas of being, even race.  How long will this process continue before all falls apart?

I would wager, not very long.

* – I will just note for the record I have a huge problem with the leftist Balkanization of people according to race and ethnicity. I am not endorsing this racial class struggle in the slightest. This is a corrosive element in society and I have long found it ludicrous that progressive advocates against “racism” or whatever -ism actually further those perceived evils by focusing so much on them and never allowing people to simply exist.  And now we are told that things like facts and hard data are evidence of “Euro-centric” or “male-centered” thinking, whereas unsubstantiated, emotion-laden “victim” claims of, oh, say, rape or invisible racism are to be taken at face value, the accused immediately imprisoned, kicked out of college, denied any possible future decent life, etc., all without any due process.  As I said, the road we are on ends in Stalinism or worse, and we are getting perilously close to our final destination.

Archbishop Nienstedt resigns; Pope Francis to publicly meet sodo-activists June 15, 2015

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Or should that be “resigns?”  I don’t know.  Another Ratzinger-appointed conservative bishops will no longer be in public ministry.  And, it appears that if our liberal “friends” simply throw or recycle enough accusations of “mishandling” priestly sex abuse matters they can get any bishop they strongly disfavor sacked?  I don’t know that, either, all I do know is that prelates with a mass perception of being far more progressive in orientation have quite publicly “mishandled” sex abuse cases far more dire in their scope, immorality, and the suffering caused, and yet they have been permitted to remain in their positions until retirement or even several years beyond.  That looks like a significant double standard, but who am I to judge?

The Vatican Bollettino has announced Pope Francis’s acceptance of the resignation of Archbishop John C. Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis. He has no replacement yet; Newark’s Coadjutor Archbishop Bernard Hebda has been appointed Apostolic Administrator during the sede vacante in the archdiocese.

Auxiliary bishop Lee Anthony Piché, who is only 57, has also had his resignation accepted.

As our readers know well, Abp. Nienstedt has been the subject of renewed accusations of “mishandling” allegations of sexual abuse committed by a priest of the Archdiocese, only the latest in a series of accusations that have been hurled against him by his mostly-liberal critics.  [Including almost laughable claims that Abp. Nienstedt fondled a boy while taking photographs after a Confirmation Mass]

As one conservative bishop after another is speedily removed over allegations of mishandling accusations of immorality and / or sexual abuse against the clergy subject to them, we await the day when liberal bishops and cardinals who are guilty of far greater offenses will experience the same treatment.

In a not-totally-unrelated note, apparently Pope Francis is to host a “historic” first papal public meeting with sodo-activists in July (link not provided due to immoral site):

Pope Francis will hold his first public meeting with a married gay activist during a trip to Paraguay in July.

The activist, Simón Cazal, the executive director of the Paraguyan LGBT rights group SOMOSGAY, was invited to a round table with the pope and civil society leaders in Paraguy’s capital city of Asunción on July 11, BuzzFeed Newsreports.

The sitdown will mark the first time the pope has met with an LGBT political activist, though he has held private pastoral meetings with LGBT people in the past.

Cazal, who married another SOMOSGAY activist, Sergio López, in Argentina in 2012, was extended the invite from the committee of the Paraguayan bishops’ conference, due to the “high impact of your organization on Paraguyan society,” according to the invitation obtained by BuzzFeed News. [Now get this…….]

López told BuzzFeed News SOMOSGAY was shocked to be included in the meeting, which comes after the group called on the Catholic church to “abandon the positions of intolerance and insults dehumanizing LGBT people.”[So not only is a public platform being provided, but with the massive prestige and influence of the papacy attached.  This is worse in many respects than the platform given to Jeffrey Sachs and other pro-aborts at the “climate change” conference last month. Even the activist, who has made a career out of castigating and denigrating the immutable Truth revealed by the Church, who in many respects could be called an enemy of the Church, was shocked to have been so invited]

Paraguay is one of a handful of countries in South America that offers no protection for LGBT citizens or same-sex couples, BuzzFeed reports. In the eyes of Paraguayan law, López and Cazal’s marriage is not even legal. [Can’t you just hear the 24 year old who wrote this article going “like, oh muh gawd, gay marriage isn’t even legal there, like, can you imagine?” And thus this very public stand is taken in opposition to the still moral laws of the country where the PR event will take place. Is it possible to see this as anything but an effort to undermine Paraguay’s current laws?  There is a huge amount of history here, with a heavily left wing element in the Paraguayan Church seeking to push that country in a strongly left wing direction. A recent president was a former priest.]

Just amazing.  There simply are not words………