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Thursday, 10 May 2012

A Sad Day For A Once Great Country

I feel physically ill, as The Guardian and Fox News have just in the past hour and one-half, reported Obama's endorsement of same-sex unions. Not only did he do so, but he invoked the Name of Christ in his statement, committing sacrilege and blasphemy, as Christ, the Lord and God, Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, would never want anyone to encourage a deadly sin, which is what the President has just done. His statement show a complete disregard for natural law and for the age-old Judeo-Christian prohibition on homosexual acts. As a Black Liberation Theology adherent, he does not believe that the Jews are the Chosen People of God and that his brand of so-called Christianity can use violence for a material Messianic age. I have written at length on this since 2008, Summer of, on my previous blog, and here, below. 

If anyone thinks Obama is a moral leader, this statement contradicts that stand. If anyone is in doubt of his pandering to a particular group for votes, get real. Here is the horrible stance taken from the video:

“This is something that, you know, ....talked about over the years and she, you know, she feels the same way, she feels the same way that I do. And that is that, in the end the values that I care most deeply about and she cares most deeply about is how we treat other people and, you know, I, you know, we are both practicing Christians and obviously this position may be considered to put us at odds with the views of others but, you know, when we think about our faith, the thing at root that we think about is, not only Christ sacrificing himself on our behalf, but it’s also the Golden Rule, you know, treat others the way you would want to be treated.”

Now, as a Catholic, I believe, as all good Catholics do, in natural law philosophy. We also believe in the sacredness of a marriage between a man and a woman, for the pro-creation of children and for real love, growing to the type of love which builds the Church, as I have discussed on this blog over the past few days.This statement of the President jeopardizes the work of the movement to preserve traditional marriage here in England. It also follows up hard on the election of Hollande in France, who also supports same-sex civil unions. We are in the throes of the biggest challenge ever faced in the West, since either the crusades or the Reformation-the overturning of Catholic values and Catholic law. 

Let no one be confused on this issue. God has created man and woman in His Image and Likeness for a purpose, and the cynical, deceptive use of the Name of Christ shows the depth of this man's spiritual decay. We cannot have him as president for another term. His anti-life record is the worst any president has ever had, and now this. 

This man has brought Americans farther away from God than any president has ever done. I am ashamed and horrified. Does he believe in an afterlife, and that he has to stand before the Creator, who ordained the Ten Commandments and the Teachings and Traditions of the Catholic Church? I am afraid that this is the throwing down of the gauntlet for the union of the States. This alone could start a civil war, of those who love God and country, and those who only love their own pleasures. There are many good, honest Christians who will feel as I do--ill. God help us all. 

And with the financial chaos in the news today regarding Greece and Spain, the euro and the eurozone, and the election of Hollande, I cannot help but believe a great evil has been let loose upon the West, particularly Europe and America. Our Lady of Guadalupe, pray for us.


JonathanCatholic said...

Yes, I feel ill as well. It's so horrid, but worse is that a majority of those calling themselves Catholics will not care. I think a greater percentage of fundamentalist, evangelical and Baptist Protestants will care than the percentage of self-described Catholics will.

Oh, well, one can only control oneself and attempt to influence society as much as one can.

What I see in all of this is the movement of the Church from the empire of Christendom in culture, society, and politics to its seed form under the Roman Empire. Its the erasing of two millennia of Christian progress. But though we may go through another three, four, five centuries of eclipse, we will rise from the rubble again and build Christendom again. Hopefully our descendants will take a hint and remember that civilizations can be taken down far more easily than they can be erected.

New Sister said...

Let's face it -- the campaign to normalize homosexuality is winning fast. They're in an absolute route, public opinion on this shifting so fast, year by year. France overwhelmingly supports and just elected a weakling who will approve it as law.

Although I am heartened by the renewal of Catholic identity we see begining to blossom in the USA, I think, after reading the Holy Father's predictions on how the Church must be purified before such a renewal will being, perhaps it's a way off from being realized. I also think that it's perhaps France that will lead a renaissance of faith, since she is the closest to the pit of human despair which he describes:

“The Church will become small and will have to start afresh more or less from the beginning. She will no longer be able to inhabit many of the edifices she built in prosperity. As the number of her adherents diminishes . . . she will lose many of her social privileges. . . As a small society, [the Church] will make much bigger demands on the initiative of her individual members…. It will be hard-going for the Church, for the process of crystallization and clarification will cost her much valuable energy. It will make her poor and cause her to become the Church of the meek . . . The process will be long and wearisome as was the road from the false progressivism on the eve of the French Revolution — when a bishop might be thought smart if he made fun of dogmas and even insinuated that the existence of God was by no means certain . . . But when the trial of this sifting is past, a great power will flow from a more spiritualized and simplified Church. Men in a totally planned world will find themselves unspeakably lonely. If they have completely lost sight of God, they will feel the whole horror of their poverty. Then they will discover the little flock of believers as something wholly new. They will discover it as a hope that is meant for them, an answer for which they have always been searching in secret.

"And so it seems certain to me that the Church is facing very hard times. The real crisis has scarcely begun. We will have to count on terrific upheavals. But I am equally certain about what will remain at the end: not the Church of the political cult, which is dead already, but the Church of faith. She may well no longer be the dominant social power to the extent that she was until recently; but she will enjoy a fresh blossoming and be seen as man’s home, where he will find life and hope beyond death.”
- Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI), Faith and the Future