Catholic video begging permission to hold counter-cultural thoughts attracts massive ire July 1, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, martyrdom, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, the enemy, unadulterated evil.
Catholic Vote has produced a video that basically begs the culture for permission to adhere to the Doctrine of the Faith. That’s a fairly harsh view, perhaps, but I don’t think it unfair. See the video and then I’ll share some of the “elite’s” responses:
I have several problems with this video. I deplore the overall tone of surrender – “please don’t hate me because I think differently from you!” I’m much more in the mode of Andrew Breitbart of late in his approach to the perverse left: You are completely, totally wrong about practically everything and I don’t have to beg permission from you or anyone else to believe what virtually all of you now hating me believed before it became easier to join the preference cascade and switch sides. The real reason you hate and vilify me is because my mere presence holds a mirror up to your own inconstancy and cowardice. I believe what I believe because it is the truth as can be irrefutably established from reason, nature, and trumping all, the Truth God has revealed through His Church.
I also don’t like the term “who happen to be gay”…….there may be people like that, but when we are speaking of the radical sodomite agenda we are speaking of people who define themselves according to a revolting, unnatural act. It is an act so incredibly offensive that even the very demons hide their eyes in shame whenever it is committed (by two men, or man and woman, or whatever). Yes we must have charity for these poor souls but that does not include whitewashing the act or pretending that the act they feel defines their very being can somehow be set aside as we bask in their notwithstanding goodness. Charity in fact means presenting the truth of the evil of these acts and imploring these souls to desist from the acts and the entire associated lifestyle.
In the video’s favor, it was obviously intended to reach out to the “unchurched” or katholyc krowd and to strike home with them by mimicking “outing” videos used for years by the “other side.” It is being very widely viewed (thanks a great deal to the manic reaction below), so perhaps it has achieved its goal, though it seems most of the young people viewing the video are strongly opposed.
Now for some of the “elite” responses:
Adfreak: Gay marriage opponents act like an oppressed minority in Catholic Group’s Ad
GQ: Absurd Catholic Video Presents Bigots as the Victims of Marriage Equality
Dazed: This anti-gay marriage video could be the worst film ever
PR Newser: Advocacy group tries, fails to make anti-gay marriage ad
NewNowNext: Watch this hilariously awful anti-gay marriage PSA by Catholic Vote
Daily Kos: New ad by anti-gay Catholic group is crazy surreal
Adweek: Despicable new ad
Here, have a bit more from Adweek (I won’t link it, they can come after me all they like):
And everyone is entitled to their opinion, as long as it doesn’t lead to legislation that discriminates. [We will reluctantly allow you hate-filled bigots to continue to hold your worse-than-Hitler views for now so long as you never pronounce them in public and keep your Bible-humping to yourself. And don’t you ever try to influence legislation or any kind of public policy, you Christofascists. That is, you can privately hold those views for now. Two years from now…..] No, what’s galling about the ad is its appropriation of LGBTQ themes to marginalize LGBTQ people.
The ad, with a straight face, position Catholics as a persecuted group for not having their message of intolerance (here blatantly recast as its opposite) widely accepted these days. It even plays like a coming-out video for Catholics who are afraid to take the “brave” step of voicing their objection to equality. That’s a pretty audacious tactic—disingenuous and disrespectful, to say the least.
Oh is it now? And yet who is castigating who in a publication that reaches hundreds of thousands? Adweek is a major trade publication. It is incredibly influential, it probably reaches 100x as many people in a week as Catholic Vote. Adweek has a major influence in the advertising medium, which is influential on literally billions of people around the planet, and yet Adweek is casting any opposition to this made up “same sex marriage” as “bigotry.” That is persecution in and of itself.
And the Catholic Vote ad used “coming out” formatting as a deliberate send-up of radical sexular pagan tactics to hopefully wake some souls up to what is happening. But hang on, it gets worse:
Beyond that, it is rather illogical. You can’t reposition a group as oppressed when there is no movement to oppress them. And you certainly can’t equate being called a bigot for spouting intolerance with anything near what members of the LGBTQ community have experienced for decades.
So saying “I believe marriage is between a man and a woman” is now being “a bigot spouting intolerance.” That right there is categorical persecution, since being publicly identified as a bigot has long been to excluded from all decent society (such as it is, anymore) and a deadly threat to careers, livelihood, and even personal safety. Please tell Baronelle Stutzman, Memories Pizza, and dozens of other Christians around this country who have had their lives and finances ruined by the radical sexular pagans that there is no persecution ongoing. You guys are so endlessly vindictive you even got gofundme to stop allowing efforts to fund these people being persecuted. But our persecutors are so lost they feel we “had it coming” for engaging in such doubleplusungood wrongthink. Thus, they now come to break the dissenting Christians financially.
But there’s more to it than that. In all these responses, and I’ve read every one, there is not a single attempt to refute the argument that marriage is between one man and one woman. They are all nothing but the most vicious ad hominem attacks on Catholics I’ve seen in a long time. Even the recent Supreme Court decision posited virtually no real argument, from reason, for recognizing these false “marriages,” they simply declared a new “right” and went on from there. The Obergefell decision was filled with nothing but bald assertion after bald assertion, with virtually no recourse to reason. The dissenting justices (whom, I suppose, are also raving hate-filled bigots now, too?) literally mocked the majority for their lack of reason.
That’s because, aside from appeal to emotion and naked bullying, there is no justification for this travesty, and we can see that in this kind of over-the-top response to a really low-key ad. The arguments for pseudo-sodo-marriage are so weak, and the reliance on naked force to implement this offense against decency so overwhelming, that they HAVE to insure there is absolutely no dissent, or at the very least, that any dissent be just pilloried in the media. It was this kind of heavy handed propaganda campaign that instigated the preference cascade starting in 2009 in the first place! They are deadly afraid that any dissent, and especially reasoned, Christian dissent could easily result in a tilt the other way.
And it will, eventually, lest we be headed for the Parousia, as I’ve said many times before. But in the interim, I hope the above helps you realize how rough times ahead will be, and how solid in the Faith we will need to be to withstand them.
May God have mercy on us all, especially those who hate and revile us.
PS – What if the decision had gone the other way? My goodness, it was 5-4, what if Anthony Kennedy peered into his magic 8 ball and it said “no” that day? Yes the left would have gone insane (and that would be different how……?) and the cultural campaign would have continued, but there has been a sea change since the decision in the rhetoric used, now even relatively mainstream sites like Adweek feel completely free in describing opponents of pseudo-sodo-marriage as “bigots” and haterz, whereas such harsh language was more muted before. So, a 5-4 decision means that 160 million people are suddenly, overnight, bigots?
No one ever said the post-modern left fancied logic or consistency very much.