Folks, I have just had a Facebook discussion with Michael Coren on his descent into supporting gay civil unions and even worse. He’s a very confused man, and won’t answer some basic questions. He got tired of me insisting that he tell me what his position was on Humanae Vitae and finally “unfriended” me, claiming I was “angry” and in “darkness” (like he has done with virtually all his opponents on this issue).
Please pray for Michael. I think there is more here in his dramatic shift than first meets the eye. These sorts of shifts normally happen because of guilt and love of a personal family member or close friend. Michael deserves our love and prayers for the situation he finds himself in. For these sorts of predicaments, sometimes it’s better just to keep your mouth shut on the issue and pray, thereby not exacerbating a strained relationship but also not giving public scandal and leading others astray.
Here is the Facebook thread in question. Note: I’ve noticed that Michael has started deleting at least one of his responses on the thread. Please be aware of that when you are reading it if something doesn’t quite follow.
I was unable to post my final comment. Here it is here:
Well, Michael, I am sorry for you and how you have digressed and have fallen away from sound doctrine. I hope that is not the case, but that is the impression that you are leaving here. I entered this little chat because I care about you and those who are influenced by you. This is not about you and me. The fact that I will accept correction from the Fathers in the Faith and you will not (because you know that you will indeed be contradicted and corrected if you did) is a witness against you, and I call that as a witness to anyone reading this thread as to the soundness of your Catholic witness. People who disagree with you, including myself, are not necessarily angry and in darkness. I think you have been hanging around with our opponents a bit too long and have adopted their lingo. It’s obviously bewitched you and you have fallen for the victimology that they employ to bully their way into brainwashing the culture and our children into their destructive way of life. Like I said, it is you who have a major problem with what the Faith teaches.
1) You won’t accept correction from your Spiritual Fathers
2) You won’t answer my challenge on Humanae Vitae.
I think that basically settles the point I was trying to make. You are not showing Catholic sensibilities on true, Godly obedience, nor are you willing to broach the subject of opposing contraception while supporting sodomy. If you want to talk about darkness, Michael, you need to open a window yourself and accept EVERYTHING the Church teaches and not just those teachings that stroke your fancy.