Pope Francis: Gay marriage will ‘destroy the family,’ ‘disfigure God’s plan’

Just 24 hours after Pope Francis called for restriction of free speech in regards to religious criticism, the once heralded leader of the Catholic Church is attacking same-sex marriage. Speaking in front of a large crowd in the Philippines, Francis appeared to revert back to the same rhetoric used by the church in the past.  Francis arrived in the Philippines on Friday for a five day trip and spoke to thousands in the heart of Manila, the country’s capital city. While speaking on the issue of same sex marriage on Jan. 16, Francis went into attack mode. “The family is threatened by growing efforts on the part of some to redefine the very institution of marriage,” Francis told the crowd. “These realities are increasingly under attack from powerful forces, which threaten to disfigure God’s plan for creation.”

Thousands in Manilla?  More like MILLIONS — close to seven million of them.  It was the greatest mass assembly in the history of the world, but don’t let the secular press miss a prime opportunity to make fools of themselves.

#1 – Sure enough, when the dust settles on Francis, the Press and the Glitarari are going to pull out the long knives as their poster boy ends up not being what they thought he was.  And the whole Francis cult they’ve created for themselves turns out to be a rather bad dream.  Unfortunately for our Holy Father, it’s gonna mean going from being everyone’s flavour of the day to be rather reviled for defending Catholic tradition.  In this way, he’s going to go the route of Pope Paul VI — a “progressive” Pope who held the line on the Church’s teaching on sterile sex.

#2 – This comment by a “progressive” Pope has reminded us just how grave a threat gay “marriage” is to the Family. When you hear such words, you look back on your life and ask yourself:  “Just what the hell did I do to rise to meet this threat?”

As every day goes by, and I look back on some of the crazy stuff that I’ve done in my life, including “letting it rip” in Public and in the Press in defense of the unborn, family and marriage, I am sure damn grateful I never pulled any punches.  I’m so very grateful to God for making me blind to human respect in those instances.  I have no regrets for standing up for Jesus and His Church in what it teaches on human sexuality…come hell or high water.  I’m not perfect by any stretch — just ask my family, but dammit, I’ve got one area of my life where I can say, “Dammit, Johnny boy, you’ve got the nuts the size of Kansas.”  And as I am getting older, I got less concern for human respect, so it’s all just “down hill” from here, too. Too many people end up in hell because of self respect. Dear God save me from that fate in this and any area of my life. Let me go down swinging or strike me down now.


 

Woman plans to marry her father after two years of dating

From the “How Does Same-Sex Marriage Affect Me?” Files:

A teenager has revealed in an interview that she plans to marry her father and have children after dating for two years

10 years ago while we were fighting to preserve marriage in Canada, my good friend Tony Liuzzo whispered into a politician’s ear about these “sweet nothings” of incest should gay “marriage” be legalized.

He didn’t listen.

Redefining marriage has consequences…for everyone.

For the incestual couple, there will be no objections from anyone, really, because what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

We told you so.

Pro-gay man attacks supporters of traditional marriage

Watch the video below.

Fortunately, nobody was hurt. Be not afraid, friends. Bullies don’t do much harm. They mostly bark, like the guy in the video.

Here’s a priceless exchange from the video:

Peter: “We’re here totally peacefully.

Attacker: “I’m not.”

That sums up how these bullies operate. This is a growing trend. But it’s a sign of desperation. You resort to violence when you have no arguments.

We’re gonna win.

Appeal to the Synod Fathers

Dearest Synod Fathers,

As you gather in Rome to discuss the challenges and issues facing Catholic families, we, the Catholic laity, are concerned that the Church’s perennial witness to her doctrine and discipline on human sexuality and marriage is being confused, distorted and manipulated by various forces inside and outside of the Church.

We therefore implore the Synod to hold fast to the natural law and to the Traditions which were passed down to us by the Lord (Cf. 2 Thess 2:15) in defending and upholding the Church’s teaching on homosexuality and the indissolubility of marriage.

In particular, we humbly ask that the Synod’s final document on this question explicitly reiterate and confirm the Catechism of the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality and the indissolubility of marriage.

Homosexuality:

 2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.”142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

Divorce and so-called remarriage:

2384 Divorce is a grave offense against the natural law. It claims to break the contract, to which the spouses freely consented, to live with each other till death. Divorce does injury to the covenant of salvation, of which sacramental marriage is the sign. Contracting a new union, even if it is recognized by civil law, adds to the gravity of the rupture: the remarried spouse is then in a situation of public and permanent adultery:

If a husband, separated from his wife, approaches another woman, he is an adulterer because he makes that woman commit adultery, and the woman who lives with him is an adulteress, because she has drawn another’s husband to herself.178

2385 Divorce is immoral also because it introduces disorder into the family and into society. This disorder brings grave harm to the deserted spouse, to children traumatized by the separation of their parents and often torn between them, and because of its contagious effect which makes it truly a plague on society.

2386 It can happen that one of the spouses is the innocent victim of a divorce decreed by civil law; this spouse therefore has not contravened the moral law. There is a considerable difference between a spouse who has sincerely tried to be faithful to the sacrament of marriage and is unjustly abandoned, and one who through his own grave fault destroys a canonically valid marriage.179

We categorically reject and denounce any and all efforts to separate or diminish the necessary bond between the Church’s discipline and its doctrine in these matters or any other area of ecclesial or family life.  We affirm that there is no contradiction between doctrine and discipline and that discipline must be ordered to what our Holy Faith teaches, lest our witness become an exercise in hypocrisy by preaching fidelity while practicing infidelity.

At a time of crisis in the Church and the culture at large, the Catholic laity need a strong and clear voice which reaffirms Catholic teaching in these areas.

We trust and have every good hope that you will recognize your solemn duty in holding fast to the Catholic Faith, and we pledge our prayers and sacrifices to that end in the forthcoming year and during your holy Synod.

Yours faithfully in Jesus Christ, Our Bridegroom

The Undersigned

Petition - Synod on the Family - GoPetition

The Gay Movement has always had a streak of totalitarianism

It started with the Nazis.

Now, it’s Corporate America.

Read this great article on how the gay movement has rolled over our culture:  Marriage, marketing, and intimidation.

The Gay Agenda will not survive the light of truth or the open exchange of ideas and debate.  That’s why when you hear about censorship, it won’t be difficult to figure out who is behind it and why.

Catholic family branded ‘bigoted’ by social workers for not wanting their children to be adopted by gay couple.

“I do not see how this can be described as a change in circumstances. There is nothing in all the material I have seen to suggest that the children’s placement with the prospective adopters was inappropriate or wrong, let alone irrational or unlawful, having regard to the principles that the local authority had to apply.

More from the “How does same-sex ‘marriage’ affect you” files.

I told you so.  Many of you simply did not listen.

Pope Francis: Gay Marriage is “anthropological regression”

“We know that in times of momentous change the homosexual phenomenon grew, but in this period it is the first time that the legal problem of assimilating it to marriage has arisen, and this I consider an anti-value and an anthropological regression,” says the Pope. “I say this because it transcends the religious issue, it is anthropological.” “If there is a union of a private nature, there is neither a third party nor is society affected,” he writes. “Now, if the union is given the category of marriage and they are given adoption rights, there could be children affected.” “Every person needs a male father and a female mother that can help them shape their identity,” says Pope Francis. (Source)

I would not agree with the statement that “if the union is a private nature, society is not affected”, as the Pope states.  Sin affects society.  But he is absolutely right when he says that children do indeed need a mother and a father…because neither mother or father is an arbitrary relationship to a child.  It has meaning and it is necessary.