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Hi there, Persecution! Woman throws Molotov cocktail at Austin pro-lifers March 24, 2015

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, General Catholic, Abortion, Society, scandals, foolishness, sickness, disaster, horror, persecution, error, unadulterated evil, contraception, sexual depravity, secularism, paganism.
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Yes, Austin has much more than its share of crazies.  It is a quite liberal town, and not just by Texas standards.  There are a lot of good conservatives there, too, of course, but they are outnumbered by the leftists.  We saw that a year and a half ago in the diabolical displays surrounding the passage of House Bill 2, which imposed many sensical (if far from sufficient) limitations on baby murder.

I guess that diabolical spirit is still in the air, as a crazed individual threw a Molotov cocktail gasoline bomb at some souls praying outside the local Planned Barrenhood mill.  No one was hurt, thankfully, and the perpetrator has been taken into custody:

Last night at an Austin Planned Parenthood abortion facility, a woman threw a Molotov cocktail (a type of homemade bomb) at a group of Central Texas Coalition for Life prayer volunteers. One of the volunteers was able to quickly stomp out the flame and save the group from any danger. The group was able to record the woman’s license plate number and turn that information over to the police. Police did arrest the woman who threw the bomb directly at the prayer volunteers.

Central Texas Coalition for Life Executive Director Heather Gardner responded last night. “We are so thankful that none of our courageous volunteers were injured during the incident. Because of their quick actions, the woman responsible was apprehended and will be held accountable.”

So here’s the photo of the bomb:

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Pro-tip for use of Molotov cocktails: use a glass, not plastic, bottle.  Poor execution helped insure no one was injured.

But wait!  We all KNOW, because the media always tells US, that it is only pro-lifers who are crazed, violent terrorists, whereas abortionists and their acolytes in darkness are only peaceful, loving people……..who happen to commit and support murder all day long.

What is really surprising is that things like this don’t occur much more frequently.  But a culture increasingly hostile towards Christianity may provide a fertile ground for a great increase in attacks like these in the future.

And then there are probably a good number that go unreported, such as the frequent incidents of near vehicular manslaughter committed on a daily basis by one of the former “nurses” at the Routh Street mill.  She used to take great pleasure in tearing down the alley that serves as the main entrance to that mill at 40 mph, swerving side to side and frequently forcing opponents of abortion, including children, to scramble out of the way.

We no longer have creeping fascism in this country, we have out and out fascism March 23, 2015

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For about the tenth time in recent months, the Obama Administration has dropped the mask and revealed itself to be the authoritarian, doctrinaire leftists we’ve always taken them to be.  Apparently, without the prospect of another election, there is no longer any point in hiding his true identity and now the truly radical agenda is being revealed.  A few cases in point:  the recent attempt to ban virtually all firearm ammunition by declaring all non-lead ammo “armor piercing” and all ammo containing lead a deadly pollutant (shot down by virulent opposition).  Then there is the activity to enforce carbon dioxide as a “deadly pollutant” associated with gerbal worming with absolutely no law passed giving the EPA such power.  We have seen conservatives harrassed, audited, bullied, and threatened by this government for over 5 years with the whole IRS scandal.

Now there is a nakedly political effort by FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to deny disaster preparedness funds paid for by the taxpayers of various states to those states whose governors refuse to openly advocate for massive socialization of the entire economy to ward off the scam of anthropocentric global warming.  While the funds are only in the 8 figures, which is chicken feed even to most state governments (Texas willingly gave up about $45 million in federal aid in order to stop funding Planned Barrenhood contraception programs), the naked lawlessness and left-wing authoritarianism on display is breathtaking:

FEMA to deny funds to warming deniers [note the toxic lede. You are a damnable “denier,” a heretic to sacred leftist beliefs.]

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is making it tougher for governors to deny man-made climate change. [Was this how evolution gained mass acceptance 80-100 years ago? Was it shoved down people’s throats like this, as in “believe it or else?”  Same with fake sodo-marriage.] Starting next year, the agency will approve disaster-preparedness funds only for states whose governors approve hazard-mitigation plans that address climate change. [This has a 90+% chance of dying in court. At the district level, for crying out loud. They have to know that.]

This may put several Republican governors who maintain that the Earth isn’t warming due to human activities, or prefer to take no action, in a political bind. Their position may block their states’ access to hundreds of millions of dollars in FEMA funds. In the last five years, the agency has awarded an average $1 billion a year in grants to states and territories for taking steps to mitigate the effects of disasters. [So we’re talking $20 million per state, on average.  This is peanuts. But the message is not.  It is totalitarian]

“If a state has a climate denier governor that doesn’t want to accept a plan, that would risk mitigation work not getting done because of politics,” said Becky Hammer, an attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council’s water program. “The governor would be increasing the risk to citizens in that state” because of his climate beliefs. [In the entire article, there is not a single rebuttal of this radical, unsupported position.  Not only is there no evidence that mankind has caused the earth to warm, there is no evidence that the earth is warming at all (except for the fevered imaginations of climate-humper advocates, who actually go so far as to doctor temperature measurements worldwide to “prove” their sacred religious conviction true).  Even more, there is no evidence that warming would be clearly harmful, even if it were to occur.]

…..”This could potentially become a major conflict for several Republican governors,” said Barry Rabe, an expert on the politics of climate change at the University of Michigan. “We aren’t just talking about coastal states.” [He said as he gleefully rubbed his hands together.]

Climate change affects droughts, rainfall, and tornado activity. Fracking is being linked to more earthquakes, he said. “This could affect state leaders across the country.” [B as in B, S as in S.  All virtually totally without any substance.]

[And now we get to the point……]……..Environmentalists have been pressing FEMA to include global warming in its hazard-mitigation guidelines for almost three years. FEMA told the Natural Resources Defense Council in early 2014 that it would revise the guidelines. It issued draft rules in October and officially released the new procedures last week as partisan politics around climate change have been intensifying. [But it’s only those evil warming denier conservatives who are partisan.  The radical left never politicizes anything, like humdrum federal programs funded by the states themselves. See how they assume our money is their’s to hand out to whom they please?]

…….The gubernatorial approval clause was included in the new guidelines to “raise awareness and support for implementing the actions in the mitigation strategy and increasing statewide resilience to natural hazards,” FEMA spokeswoman Susan Hendrick said.

No, it was included to score points with Obama’s radical base, which is all he has ever cared about.  “Reward your friends and punish your enemies” was not a throwaway line to him, it’s his fundamental philosophy.

Totalitarianism, at least in the modern context, is primarily a creation of the left. It is only the left who feels they are so invincibly right about everything, and so demonizes any opponents as not just wrong but evil, that it can rationalize the modern totalitarian state into being as a “necessary evil” they greatly enjoy inflicting on others..  Yes there have been juntas and dictators characterized as right wing, often incorrectly, (and generally in less than well-developed states), but the scale of evil and repression in these examples pales in comparison to the scope and perniciousness of left-wing totalitarian states.  And it seems more and more, those of a leftward bent in this country are tired of the messy, time-consuming push and take of democracy, and want their dictatorship of the proletarian now.  The degree of Obama’s radicalism is truly breathtaking, and yet the large majority of citizens in this country either don’t know enough to care, or are fully on board with it (and would in fact prefer more).  Things are going south at an incredible pace.

A reader sent me a link to another article earlier today demonstrating the wedge questions the left-loving media loves so much. He was wondering why the media would be making big hay of Ted Cruz’ stand on evolution.  They do it because the left/media (one and the same) believe they can paint anyone who questions evolution – about which the vast majority of these reporters know absolutely NOTHING – as an ignorant, uneducated, “anti-science” rube, totally unfit for any public office.  They have succeeded brilliantly at this gambit for years, not always using evolution but some other meaningless wedge issue, to disqualify the vast majority of conservative candidates and insure the Republican party nominates no one but liberal types like George Bush, Bob Dole, and Mitt Romney.

I really think the right play – not that I believe the Republican party is good for anything other than lining the pockets of their big budget donors, almost  all of whom are radical liberals on social issues – is to bone up on these subjects enough to turn the questions around on the reporters to make them look like the fools.  So if you get asked about evolution, you answer “micro or macro?,” “punctuated equilibrium or phyletic gradualism?”  Or ask the reporter to describe how many universes are necessary in order to make random gradualism a scientifically viable theory?  Even if you as the politician have no real idea of the answers, the point is, they will show up the journalist’s ignorance and  immediately reveal his ignoble intent.  They will move on ASAP to save face.

But conservatives aren’t cursed with the stupid party for no reason.  It’s all part of the plan.

The sins of the German episcopate, vol. 955: complicit in mass acceptance of Nazism March 17, 2015

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I am reading Dietrich von Hildebrand’s My Battle Against Hitler, a collection of unpublished notes from his memoirs dealing with the rise of Nazism and von Hildebrand’s constant opposition to it.  While I am not entirely comfortable with von Hildebrand’s thinking at times, his reaction to Adolf Hitler and Nazism was entirely appropriate and thoroughly Catholic.  Von Hildebrand is very thorough in establishing that Nazism viewed itself and was viewed by the people of Germany as another authoritarian, LEFT WING movement in competition with Bolshevism and the like.  The leftist, repressive nature of Nazism was very, very clear to von Hildebrand, which was one of the major reasons for his rejection of it (that, and all its evil).

Also clear, is his fear that merely remaining present in a country with such an evil government would cause Catholics to make horrible moral compromises.  This, in fact, happened, and the bishops were the first to compromise, and most cravenly.

I take the text below from pp. 81-87, cut and paste and re-order to show the action, and then the result.

But much sadder and worse than this radical intellectual and cultural decline was the letter of the Catholic bishops gathered in the town of Fulda. [In addition to this episcopal letter, shortly before this, in the Abbey of Maria Laach, home of the revolutionary and disordered liturgical movement, a conference was held singing the praises of National Socialism and hoping for it continued growth.  This also disgusted von Hildebrand] Contrary to all tradition, the bishops took a position toward the government.  They began by listing all the things within National Socialism to which they spoke a full, approving “yes!” We affirm the spirit of authority, we affirm the commitment to the German nation, we affirm, etc., etc.  All this affirmation was a shameful betrayal, quite apart form the fact that the bishops after World War I did not take a similar position toward the Weimer Republic, so that taking an official position in the present context was unnecessary.  Terms such as “authority,” “nation,”and the like were used equivocally, when it was clear to everyone that what the National Socialists understood by these terms was something the bishops could never affirm. [Hmmm…..maybe they could] Besides, the fact that the affirmation of many points was very much in the foreground created the impression of a primarily affirmative stance toward National Socialism as such.  It is true that the bishops in an appendix stated that they could not accept racism in certain forms, [but some forms are OK?]  yet the impression remained that the overall tenor was one of joyous affirmation.  No word about the heresy of a totalitarian system, no protest against the innumerable crimes and the terrorism, no real condemnation of racism and the whole ideology of National Socialism!  Two weeks before Hitler seized power, membership in the Nazi Party still entailed excommunication, and now this affirmation!   [mere months later. Mind, the Church had not been threatened, there had been almost no threatening action taken, this was voluntary surrender of the most craven kind.  It turns out even the tepid rejection of Nazi errors the letter contained were forced by a few faithful bishops.  Most of the German bishops were perfectly happy to reach some kind of accommodation with the Nazis.]

[So, how did this letter influence German Catholics……]  In general, the directive from German bishops and priests was this: one may participate in everything that does not violate the Faith and the Commandments of God.  In other words, on can join the SA or SS, continue teaching at the school that has conformed itself to National Socialism, one ought not to give up one’s position where one can at least prevent what is “worst” in small things, continue to do good, and so forth. With the bishops and priests adopting this stance, it is hardly surprising that young, naive Catholics, particularly those who were only Catholic culturally, should merrily sing the Horst Wessel Lied and be filled with enthusiasm for the Fuhrer. I was of course horrified by such a friendly and benign attitude toward the Nazi regime, and I expressed my total rejection of National Socialism and my disdain for Hitler in very clear terms.

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How do we see the Church, in the form of Her human leadership, compromising today?  Too many ways to count, I should say.

My only remaining question, after examining the above, and bearing in mind that virtually every satanic idea that has afflicted the culture in the past 500 years has a very heavy German influence, from protestantism to Hegel to Heidigger (von Hildebrand’s competitor) to Marx to Luther to Hitler …….why on earth is anyone listening to what they have to say demand regarding marriage and the family, or anything for that matter?

12,000,000,000 dollars. Oh……that’s why.

BTW, Cardinal Marx was asked whether he had any guilt over the German church’s obscene wealth:

Well……at least it’s ladies.

Not signing up for organ donation insufficient to prevent organ harvesting (and being killed to get to them) March 17, 2015

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If you are like me, you were probably under the impression that if you did not sign on your driver’s license that you are willing to be an organ donor, that meant you were more or less from being put to death by having your still-beating heart or still-breathing lungs removed if you happen to fall into a coma.  According to Life Guardian Foundation, however, recent changes in federal and state law have changed the default legal “setting” from an assumption one does not want to be forcibly disemboweled, to an assumption of willingness to “donate organs.”  You now have to take positive legal steps to prevent being a harvest candidate.

This all apparently dates to a 2006 federal law “United States Anatomical Gift Act,” the implications of which are discussed in this medical journal article from 2007.  Many, perhaps most, states, have adopted the provisions of this act, which, again, switches the default assumption with regard to organ “donation” from a no to a yes.

From the Life Guardian website:

Your “refusal” for organ donation must be documented.

Upon registering at the DMV your verbal decline, stating “no” when asked whether or not you wish to be an organ donor, is not honored. According to the language of the law, Revised Anatomical Gift Act (2006), you must “opt-out,” documenting your “refusal” in writing using “explicit language,” otherwise, it is “presumed” that you have consented to be an organ donor to be utilized for the purpose of “organ transplantation, education and research.”

Document your decision of “refusal” for organ donation, make known your wishes to have your life protected and preserved and ensure, that in the event that you cannot speak for yourself, your family and loved ones will speak on your behalf. It is a matter of life and death

1. DIRECTIONS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE LIFE FOR POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR HEALTH CARE   Click Here
2. DIRECTIONS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE LIFE FOR DEPENDENT PERSON WHO IS A MINOR OR MENTALLY          INCAPACITATED PERSON   Click Here
3. DIRECTIONS TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE LIFE; TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE LIFE OF EVERYONE [OPT-OUT          CARD]   Click Here

The Life Guardian website also has an article from Bishops Bruskewitz and Vasa, and various moral theologians, regarding the licitness of organ donation.  Fundamentally, all organ donation (but theft might be a better term) that requires the death of the donor is essentially murder and thus gravely immoral.  Donations such as kidneys or corneas that do not necessarily entail death are not immoral and may be wonderful acts of charity, but all other organ donations are morally illicit and unsound.  The act of killing people to obtain their organs is the objectively mortal sin of murder.

Make sure you protect yourself thoroughly in all end of life decisions.  More and more, the medical establishment looks on souls in comas or a “persistent vegetative state” as being little more than fertile soul for the very lucrative cash crop of organ harvesting.  More generally, the health care industry in this country is becoming increasingly comfortable with causing death whenever a doctor or even a nurse decides someone has lived long enough, will have to suffer “too much,” or is just taking up valuable bed space.  We see in many other countries already that “voluntary euthanasia” has quickly degenerated into involuntary killing of old and sick people.  So be very clear to have a will and other clear legal documentation that DOES NOT include any terms like “no heroic measures,” “do not resuscitate,” and all the other permissions for killing.  Make sure it DOES specify that you want all medically viable treatment, that you are NOT an organ donor, and that you DO NOT want the plug pulled, so to speak.

It is an indicator of how satanic this culture has become that people have to go to extensive legal means to prevent their doctors from killing them, but that’s what you get in a post-Christian world.  May God protect and defend us all.

Oh dear Lord……everything that is wrong with sexular paganism in one post March 17, 2015

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This post is for mature readers only, and those whose consciences are not easily upset.  This below is atrocious, and signifies the horrid self-serving (while at the same time, self-destroying) sickness that pervades the current day amoral sexular pagan ethos.

Again……children and those with sensitive consciences should not read.

In many respects, the story below is heartbreaking.  Lack of faith in God leads to a childless, empty existence, which then leads to unhappiness in marriage, which then leads to a casting about for “answers” to that unhappiness.  The marriage is reduced down to nothing but the satisfying of the most base sensual pleasures.  When that fails, too, infidelity, and all the rest.  There is a “twist” at the end of the report that is as unexpected as a freight train winning a contest with a small car at a railroad crossing, and the result is about the same.

If this is what the elite of our culture is up to, I want out (final content warning.  This is pretty sick):

[Setup – childless 44 year old woman is bored after 18 years of marriage.  Cue dramatic music…..]  Stuck in a rut — our once-a-week sex life was loving, but lacked spontaneity and passion — I was craving seduction and sexual abandon. I was having a midlife crisis and chasing this profound, deeply rooted experience of being female. [Can I pass over the strange understanding this woman has of “being female?”  Does she understand how unnatural it is for a woman to define being female as being a slattern?]

Before then, starting a family had felt like one route to this elusive state of feminine fulfillment. But Scott had made it absolutely clear he never wanted a baby, and even had a vasectomy. [As the article progresses, the shallowness, the barrenness of this woman’s existence becomes increasingly oppressive]

Many people will find this hard to understand, but, as the door to motherhood closed, I found myself rushing towards this whole other outlet of heightened female experience — taking lovers. [Or maybe it was revenge on your husband for denying you motherhood?  Did you ever think of that?]

I’d always been “the good girl,” and had slept with only three guys before getting involved with Scott at the age of 26. I was pretty conservative. [I will just repeat here – and it certainly has great bearing on this sordid tale – that statistics show that a woman with 4 lifetime partners has a 60% chance of getting a divorce – in 10 years!  When that increases to 5, the likelihood jumps to 70%, and when you get over 10, the likelihood is over 90% (mind that is only over a 10 year period.  The lifetime divorce rate for women with more than 10 lifetimes partners is essentially 100%). A woman who marries as a virgin has a less than 20% chance of divorcing in her lifetime, and women who are faithful Christians who pray regularly have essentially a nil divorce rate]

Sexually, I was experiencing what happens to a lot of women in their late 30s and early 40s. I was approaching my sexual peak and was relaxing into myself.

I broke the news to Scott that I wanted an open marriage in early 2008, a few months after his vasectomy. “I won’t go to my grave with no children and four lovers,” I told him repeatedly. “I refuse.” [This is a really strange juxtaposition – either I become a mom (which would almost certainly have required heroic, and often gravely disordered, efforts at here age), or I become a wanton whore.  Sorry……there is no other word for it.  Who thinks like this?  I really do think this was about revenge.]

Against the idea at first, he eventually relented. According to our deal, I’d rent a studio apartment during the week and come back to our home on weekends. Both of us could sleep with whomever we chose as long as we used protection. It was a case of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

[So, at this point, there begins a long interlude describing her period of infidelity.  It is as sordid as it is predictably banal. I will skip that, naturally, and move towards the conclusion.  Understand, her husband has been similarly unfaithful during this entire period.]

…….But, by the end of the 12-month project, moving back home full time proved more difficult than I had thought. [Gee, you think?!  After you’ve willfully broken every vow you ever made, after you rejected the marital bed for sickening displays with total strangers, now you’re surprised that you find your marriage shattered?  Who could imagine?!?]  After you open up a marriage and experience a whole range of sexual variety and aspects of yourself you’ve never had before, it’s hard to put everything back in the box. 

You’re changed. [I’ll say, and not for the better.]

I slept with a total of 12 people (including two women)  [nice]  during the Wild Oats Project……

And so she divorced her husband and took up with one of her lovers from the “project.”  She claims they are still together, though I have my doubts that will last the notoriety of this book she’s written.  Oh, yeah……all this soul-sharing is in promotion of her book recounting the details of her period of ultimate self-indulgence.  Some may argue much of it may be made up.  But I doubt it, not in this world.

So, let’s sum up:

  • Godlessness, leads to….
  • …..a childless, sterile existence, which produces
  • a shallow, failing marriage where the husband unilaterally takes steps that devastate the wife……
  • …..who in a fury of scorn lashes out by embarking on a course I’m quite certain she knew deep down would end their marriage, and does so in the most outrageously flamboyant way possible, even demanding her husband’s acquiescence in the project…..
  • …..and now is attempting to cash in on the experience, further humiliating her ex and, in true feminist fashion, gaining ascendancy over him in the process.

Wow.  What despicable people.  Note there is not the slightest care given to the damage her behavior inflicts on marriage as an institution  or to the negative effect her “project” may have had on the partners involved (perhaps some of them were injured in the process?  They were all certainly morall wounded).  It was all about glorious me, me, me.  I think it actually quite a blessing they did not have children.

This woman needs a mountain of prayers.  As a priest said about a husband who has abandoned his wife recently, “satan has him.”  And satan has her, and that is a terrible, terrible thing.

The saddest part is, while this woman may have had the unmitigated gall to proudly trumpet and try to cash in on her infidelity, this kind of thing happens all the time, by both men and women.  People like this are a dime a dozen.  There is nothing special at all in marital infidelity.  Quite the contrary, it is those who honor their vows and maintain their marriages for a lifetime that are truly rare and special.

Well……I hope this woman enjoys her cat-filled future.  Not too many men are going to want to hang around with a wrinkled up old feminist shrew at age 70.

Thus, the glory of sexular paganism.  Gee, that’s just so incredibly awesome compared to Catholicism.

I wonder if she took her ex to the cleaners after they divorced?  Hell hath no fury, and all that.

Voice of children raised by same-sex couples counters dominant narrative March 4, 2015

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I have been following the efforts of a fairly sizable number of children of same-sex couples to give a more representative view of the downside of the often idyllic picture painted of same-sex “parents.”  With the culture praising same-sex couples (or groups, as it often turns out) to the skies, sometimes even going to the excess of pretending these perverse pairings are superior to a natural mother and father, these children are an important contrary voice to the dominant cultural narrative.  It is still quite unbelievable to me that we have sunk so far so fast, and yet here we are, in the year of our Lord 2015, having to state what has been obvious throughout human history: children having a married mother and father is the natural, normative family construct ordained by God and proven by thousands of years of experience.  Such is the insanity, the selfishness, and the disregard for children today that at least a bare majority of people have seemingly forgotten this fact.

In our rush to arrogate diabolical “rights” to adults, from divorce on demand to contraception to abortion to pretensions regarding the perverse, it is the children we have most often left holding the bag. Pray God may sanity be restored before it is too late.

Some commentary below from a woman raised by multiple (yes, that’s right) “moms:”

When you emphasized how important the voices of children with gay parents are, you probably anticipated a different response. You might have expected that the children of same-sex unions would have nothing but glowing things to say about how their family is “just like everyone else’s.” Perhaps you expected them to tell you that the only scar on their otherwise idyllic life is that their two moms or two dads could not be legally married. If the children of these unions were all happy and well-adjusted, it would make it easier for you to deliver the feel-good ruling that would be so popular. [And I think that is exactly right. Kennedy, on these key cultural questions, has almost always sided with the popular elite opinion. It just won’t do to be removed from the Georgetown cocktail party set!]

My parents’ divorce has been the most traumatic event in my thirty-eight years of life. While I did love my mother’s partner and friends, I would have traded every one of them to have my mom and my dad loving me under the same roof. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is willing to remove the politically correct lens that we all seem to have over our eyes.

Kids want their mother and father to love them, and to love each other…….

……. I see how important the role of their father is and how irreplaceable I am as their mother. We play complementary roles in their lives, and neither of us is disposable. In fact, we are both critical. It’s almost as if Mother Nature got this whole reproduction thing exactly right. [Or, that God created us male and female, and ordained by Divine decree the proper orientation of human relations for the best outcome of our natural and supernatural lives.  Anything contrary to that ordering is disordered at least, and diabolically sinful at worst]

…….Talk to any child with gay parents, especially those old enough to reflect on their experiences. If you ask a child raised by a lesbian couple if they love their two moms, you’ll probably get a resounding “yes!” Ask about their father, and you are in for either painful silence, a confession of gut-wrenching longing, or the recognition that they have a father that they wish they could see more often. The one thing that you will not hear is indifference.

What is your experience with children who have divorced parents, or are the offspring of third-party reproduction, or the victims of abandonment? Do they not care about their missing parent? Do those children claim to have never had a sleepless night wondering why their parents left, what they look like, or if they love their child? Of course not. We are made to know, and be known by, both of our parents. When one is absent, that absence leaves a lifelong gaping wound. [My experience with children of divorce, even in the case where they were already adult when the divorce occurred, has been one of utter shock and trauma for the children involved.  It was absolutely devastating.  My college roommate and close friend had his parents divorce at the end of our freshman year. It was a total shock, as was the revelation of his father’s very long term infidelity.  It shattered him. He descended into alcoholism for a solid year, has a very twisted view twisted (and selfish) view of women, and still bears the scars. Younger children often bear the wounds less outwardly, but even more deeply.  I absolutely hate divorce.  I see how it affects adult lifelong friends to this day.  All of them have scars.  I pray to God more parents would think of their children rather than of themselves in these situations.]

…..If it is undisputed social science that children suffer greatly when they are abandoned by their biological parents, when their parents divorce, when one parent dies, or when they are donor-conceived, then how can it be possible that they are miraculously turning out “even better!” when raised in same-sex-headed households? Every child raised by “two moms” or “two dads” came to that household via one of those four traumatic methods. Does being raised under the rainbow miraculously wipe away all the negative effects and pain surrounding the loss and daily deprivation of one or both parents? [When its associated with a massively well-funded and incredibly powerful political clique, apparently so]   The more likely explanation is that researchers are feeling the same pressure as the rest of us feel to prove that they love their gay friends. [Or simply don’t want their lives and careers ruined for arriving at the “wrong” conclusion]

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There is much more at the link.  Check it out.

The first casualty of the leftist cultural-political agenda is the truth.  They have to batter the truth either to death or at least abject silence in order to advance so many of their cherished agenda items.  Thus, the truth about abortion, divorce, contraception, perverse relations, serial fornication, on and on, has to be flushed down the memory hole and consigned to an ever growing list of unmentionables.  But the extreme left has always had to do this to mask their true agenda.  Communists, fascists, and all the other many manifestations of leftism have always had to brutalize the truth and keep it carefully hidden away, so that they can get that cherished 50%+1 of people to endorse their next atrocity.

It is amazing how disconnected from its ostensible Christian heritage/founding this nation has become. We are a culture of lies, lies bearing the stench of death and misery.

And yet we all know, marriage between those lost in the sins of sodom and gomorrah will be recognized as “valid” and “equal” in all 50 states by this summer.  There are no words to convey the tragedy of the former Christendom in its present state.

Coptic Christians march on White House February 27, 2015

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Wearing orange jump suits, a group of Coptic Christians marched on the White House calling on President Obama to protect Christians in the area.  Doing so across 1500 miles of open desert would be a neat trick, but I understand their sentiment. Unfortunately, this nation has twice decided to elect an islam-protecting narcissist as president, who has repeatedly shown his attitude towards Christians…….disdain, comes to mind.

Naturally, the mainstream media consigned this non-event to the memory hole, and the omnipresent intelligence machine probably marked every name and face for possible reprisal, later.  Non-events and unpersons, that the United States these days (and yes, I’m being negative, but I think I have every reason to be):

A group of Coptic Christians marched to the White House on Tuesday, demanding that President Obama protect Christians from the genocide that is taking place in the Middle East.

“Obama, Obama, did you see? Christian blood in the sea,” they repeated as they marched in D.C.

As U.S. allies push back against ISIS, [half-heartedly and ineffectually] the Islamist militants take every opportunity to inflict acts of barbarism across Iraq and Syria. Even in retreat, they’ve taken over small villages, kidnapping Christians, and separating the men from woman and children.

No one can be certain of their fate, [unfortunately, I think we can….]  but if recent history is any indication, the men will be paraded out, tortured and murdered. And the Christian women and children will be sold as sex slaves. [Ah, the pleasures of jihad…..murder, barbarity, theft, rapine, and endless quenching of bloodlust.  Of course islam is the “religion of peace!”]

………“These women were sobbing, saying, ‘What is our fault? Why is the West silent? Why is the Church not talking about our persecution?” Taimoorazy said.

“And they’re asking, they’re questioning the foreign policy of America and also other world powers and Europe, saying, ‘Why is it that there’s nothing; there’s no agenda.’ There’s really nothing being done to help the persecuted in the Middle East,” she said.

Without starting a debate on how broke this country is or anything else, first and foremost, little is done to protect Christians because the West’s elites have absolutely no interest in doing so.  Their multi-culti sensibilities and latent (or openly avowed) disdain for Christianity (and especially the Church) mean they have no interest in protecting Christians terrorized by muslims.  The effort against ISIS – such as it is, and it isn’t much – is about geopolitics, not saving persecuted religious minorities.  We only do that for muslims, as we did in Bosnia, Kosovo, and Chechnya.

These Christians, monophysites or not, have my prayers, and a little bit of money, but that’s probably all they can expect from us at this point.

If we Christians want to be defended – and I mean that as much in this country as any around the world – we are going to have to do the defending ourselves.

On a side note, perhaps we’ll see the first Egyptian Coptic “doctor of the Church” soon?

Sorry, it was just hanging there, waiting for me to bat it out of the park.  But instead I hit a dribbler down the third base line, but the third baseman errored out and I got on base, anyway.

US insults, mortifies other nations by naming first global envoy for sodo-agenda February 27, 2015

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A large part of me would still like to be a rah-rah yay America we’re always on the side of good kind of guy.  But the America I would like to root for exists only in my memory now, and it may be a false memory, at that.  As for now……..while I still love my country, I am increasingly ashamed of it.  Especially when it openly uses its enormous wealth, influence, and naked power to advance all manner of the gravest immoralities possible, from abortion to contraception to usury to defrauding workmen wages to, now, the radical sodomite agenda.

Yes, the United States, under muslim communist god-emperor Barack Obama has announced its first international envoy for the promotion of the sodomite lifestyle, with open plans to advocate for sodomy in dozens of unwilling countries around the world (and with likely punishments to be meted out to those who resist).

The United States is naming its first international envoy for homosexual rights. This is a historic event, because no nation, even the United Nations, has ever appointed a homosexual ambassador for global homosexual rights.

Every single major news outlet in the U.S. is covering this historic event.

In a press release, the U.S. State Department said Randy Berry, an openly homosexual diplomat, will be its special envoy to promote homosexual rights. State Department Secretary John Kerry said, “We’re working to overturn laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct in countries around the world.” [The US is the new sodom.  I don’t think there can be any question.  From “shining city on a hill” to the filthy whore found dead in a gutter with a needle in her arm…….that’s us.]

The U.S. government’s concern is not only the more than 75 countries that criminalize homosexual activity, but also to target nations trying to resist the onslaught of homosexual groups from United States and Europe, especially because of several pro-family laws that have taken effect around the world in recent years. The Washington Post gave some examples, “Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation in 2013 banning ‘homosexual propaganda,’ and Nigeria banned same-sex marriage and restricted homosexual behavior, including public displays of affection between gays.”

Putin was named by The Advocate, the largest homosexual magazine in the U.S., as the most prominent opponent of the gay agenda. [Putin is no moral paragon, but on this at least, he is right]

……..The appointment of an openly homosexual diplomat as a LGBT envoy sends a message that the United States will remain on the forefront and leadership of promoting the gay agenda around the world. It shows also its determination of pushing back Russia, Nigeria and other nations.

Now the United States will make the world freer to adherents of homosexual acts and ideology and less free for Christians and others who do not accept homosexual depravity, including Russia and Nigeria that are trying to protect their children from homosexual propaganda.

Every single homosexual activist around the world is benefited by the U.S. move.

Every single practicing Christian is threatened by it…….

Thus, the view of a Brazilian evangelical, who a friend describes as “more Catholic than the bishops of that country.”  And I think it’s exactly right. It is heartbreaking to watch the country I have always loved sink rapidly into the morass of the worst possible evil.  Literally, this country has been turned upside down.  The communist-inspired left is culturally and (for the most part) politically ascendant in this nation.  How on earth did this country manage to win the Cold War but lose the peace?  I guess Catholic convert Whitaker Chambers was right to be depressed……..he thought he was on the losing side, too.

How many of the four sins that cry out to Heaven for vengeance is this government openly committed to supporting? Let’s see……sodomy, check.  Defraud workmen his wages – oh check check.  Murder?  Absolutely.  Oppressing the poor?  I think this would be a yes.

How long will God’s hand be stayed on a nation that is so openly defiant to His Law?  In point of fact…….His hand is already well in motion, and has been since this nation (at least in its governing elites) became a hideous purveyor of every moral evil possible.

 

ISIS calls for terror alliance with radical left to conquer Rome – by 2020 February 26, 2015

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The radical left hasn’t answered, yet, but this is more or less what I expected to happen: the radical left and islam would eventually come together to work to crush their most dread enemy, Christendom.  Or what remains of Christendom.

Lord, have mercy on all of us:

The Islamist terrorist group ISIS is instructing Muslim sympathizers in Europe (and presumably the United States) to seek out leftist activists to form an “armed combat” alliance.

The armed alliance against European governments will further ISIS’s goal to conquer Rome by 2020.

The call to recruit leftists is in an eBook entitled Black Flags from Rome. The eBook is the subject of a two part report by Bridget Johnson at PJ Media. (Excellent reporting in bothpart one and part two.)

While Western leftist groups like Obama funder group Code Pink , ANSWER , and ISM have given political support and humanitarian aid to Islamist terrorists, there have been no readily apparent instances of Western leftists joining Islamist terrorist groups in committing terrorist acts in recent years.

Leftist terrorism in the West of late has been largely about the environment and animal rights. There were some attacks planned by leftists allied with the Occupy movement that were mostly ineffective or were disrupted by law enforcement. The anarchist Black Bloc groups have mainly attacked property and mostly used non-lethal weapons in protests.

……ISIS writes that a good place to recruit leftists is at anti-Israel protests. [Well they’re nothing if not practical.  Pretty astute tactic]

ISIS is counting on frustration among some leftists at their inability to change the system combined with admiration for the strength of Islamists “to fight against the injustices of the world” to prove fertile in recruiting them to form a terror alliance against the West………

I had an offline discussion a while back with a reader who thought that eventually the Left would rise up in opposition to islam and fight it, because islam is so repressive of so many cherished Leftist shibboleths.  I thought that wrong, the political Left, and especially its extreme wing, is based on self-loathing and a visceral hatred for the established order of Western culture, based on the Catholic Faith, reason, the rights of the individual, and ownership of private property.  Their hatred is stronger than their love.  And, deep down, even committed leftists know the worldly, materialist, sexualist lifestyle they promote is unfulfilling and bereft of meaning.  Fundamentally, the left’s greatest enemy, going back to well before the French Revolution, is the Catholic Church/Christianity.  It is thus a diabolical movement at least to some degree, and many on the left, I believe, will willingly submit to islam when it comes down to it.  In fact, many are already doing so today, it is not young men (and women) of the right who are joining ISIS in large numbers from Europe, but mostly those on the left and the disaffected.

Yes, there will be committed leftists of a more libertarian stripe who will be violently opposed to an encroaching islam, but many will eagerly hop on what they perceive as the “strong horse” either out of conviction or convenience.  We may even get to see in our lifetime former libertines who used to advance the grossest immoralities calling for women to wear the hijab (or burqa) and barbaric repression of sodomites.

Anyway…….I think that a greater likelihood than some great left wing resistance to the advance of islam.  What resistance there is will come from Christians, because only a competing religious conviction can stand against another.

May the blood of all the Catholic martyrs of islamic atrocities, and their prayers, lead to the restoration of our Church!

The black flag of jihad flying over St. Peter's in a photoshopped image.  Will we  let this happen?

The black flag of jihad flying over St. Peter’s in a photoshopped image. Will we let this happen?

Obama Administration demands Catholic charities provide abortion for immigrant children February 26, 2015

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I am sorry to say, before getting into the latest act of barbarity enacted by Obama against the Church (and believing Christians generally – and compare this to his approach to muslims, with the kid gloves on ISIS and constant apologias and “fabric of the country” and all that – I still cannot believe that most mainstream conservative commentators view calling Obama a marxist muslim Manchurian candidate out of bounds), I should say this: do we not know how this will play out?  Even with public demonstrations of opposition and most likely court challenges, do we not know that Amchurch, and especially the charitable organizations associated with the USCCB, already cooperate with the federal agenda of evangelizing for the sexular pagan religion and already cooperate with abortion providers and distributors of contraception (including abortifacients) on a wide basis?  Is that not what the continual scandals coming out of Catholic Relief Services tell us?  Even more, have not CRS and other organs basically said they have to cooperate with the sexular pagan agenda (in the form of these wicked collaborating organizations) in order to maintain that oh-so-wonderful federal funding?

Maybe I’m getting jaded, but while I’m sure the USCCB and other Church authorities and others pray hope the courts may provide some relief, if push comes to shove, I am pretty skeptical that Catholic organs will stand on sacred Doctrine and take the admittedly huge hit of losing federal funding should it actually come to that.  I think Obama knows this, which is why he continues to press and press and press.

Anyway, the report:

The Obama administration is getting ready to issue new rules requiring charities to provide abortions to child refugees entering the US without their parents. Faith-based groups say this is a contravention of the rights of parents and a violation of the conscience rights of faith-based groups helping resettle the children.

The public has until Monday to comment on the fast-tracked new rules, which were issued on Christmas Eve.  [Obama is fast-tracking everything in his bid to “fundamentally transform” this nation into a muslim communist kleptocracy] The administration says it would be “contrary to the public interest” to wait “until a public notice and comment process is complete.” [Meaning, contrary to his political interest] The administration also asserts that no Congressional review is required and that there is no issue with federalism or any impact on families in the new guidance.

The rules require faith-based providers to make referrals for emergency contraception, partner with groups which provide abortion, or notify the federal government which would make arrangements for the abortion. If groups do not do so, they are not eligible for federal aid. Staff associated with Catholic agencies told the Friday Fax that they had conveyed their objection to the new rules to the Obama administration. They are required to comply no later than June 24, 2015.

[And that’s not all!…..] The rules also require care provider facilities to train their staff in “LGBTQI” and identifying “transgender and intersex” unaccompanied children. The rules assert that “‘Gender’ refers to the attitudes, feelings, and behaviors that a given culture associates with a person’s biological sex,” and that “This term is not to be confused with ‘sex’ [which] refers to a person’s biological status and is typically categorized as male, female, or intersex.” [And, if that “transgender” 10 year old demands hormone treatment, under rules approved by the Obama administration recently, the aid agency would be required to provide those, too. This is beyond incredible, and, with abortion on demand for underage youth and even gender mutilation being provided gratis per the American taxpayer (my God this Obama hates this country with white hot passion), what enormous new avenues will be available to the child sex trade!  Not only will the Obama administration make it incredibly easy to sneak children into this country and allow them to stay permanently, but with no parental involvement slave traders can get them abortions when pregnant, get boys turned into more lucrative girls, etc.  Has anyone even remotely thought of the potential for the gravest evils in all this?  Or is that bug actually a feature?  How many times has Bill Clinton been to “pedophile island?”]

I hate this sick world more and more and more.  I’m sure the USCCB will go to court, and may even win.  But if they somehow don’t…….don’t you imagine a papered over face saving non-change “change” and then continuation with business as usual?

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