“The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has made it clear that our attitudes to gay and lesbian people should be addressed with love and dignity in an open and transparent way, when he said, ‘Who am I to judge?’” stated OCSB Chairman Ted Hurley, who also works for the Youth Office in the Archdiocese of Ottawa.
“The core message is that gay rights are a human right and that the underlying attitudes that have led to discrimination need to be addressed in school and in society as a whole,” he added. (Source)
The “Who am I to judge” train wreck just keeps on chugging I see, even though that is not what Pope Francis meant.
The retiring Archbishop of Chicago is battling cancer, but he would
like some face to face time with Pope Francis. “That’s one of the
things I’d like to have the chance to ask him, if I ever get over
there. Do you realize what has happened, just by that very phrase ‘Who
am I to judge?’ How it’s been used and misused? It’s very misused,
because he was talking about someone who has already asked for mercy
and been given absolution whom he knows well. That’s entirely
different than talking to somebody who demands acceptance rather than
asking for forgiveness. It’s constantly misused.” (Source)
And so, according to Ted Hurley, the core message is that gay “rights” are human rights? Really? So the normalization of homosexuality is a human right, Ted? Do you even know what you are saying anymore? And, to be rather blunt about it, discrimination is indeed a good thing sometimes where it is warranted. But in this mindless age where nothing is discriminated against, everything and every sin is tolerated as a human right. The only thing that is not tolerated is Catholic identity and this right – a true and authentic right because it is founded by divine truth – is denied. Everyone these days has rights, except Catholic parents.
The Catholic establishment has succumbed to the ghettoization of the human person where they are now into identity politics which compartmentalize people according to their sexual habits. Just how dignified is that? If someone is bullying someone else, we do not raise the Gay flag, we raise the human dignity flag. THAT is how to approach the “bullying” question.
Someone please tell me again precisely why we even have a “Catholic” School Board or a publicly funded “Catholic” system that is hell-bent on conforming to the spirit of the age?
Folks, let me tell you something. There comes a time where you reach critical mass — where bailing water no longer works — and you have to abandon ship in order to save your family. Well, that time has long arrived, but as we skip through the tulips, it will become more and more evident that it’s time to cut the cord and strike out on our own without the interference of the Gaystapo and its media organs destroying the innocence of our children.
The Catholic leadership in this province has just way too much invested in the system. No bishop will move to do what he really should because his hands are tied by the whole provincial system. One hand is tied by our Lesbian premier and the other hand is tied by the Ontario Conference of Catholic Bishops — the latter because no bishop will unilaterally declare any diocesan school board as outside of the Faith. If, for instance, one Archbishop were to do so, the natural question would be: if it’s not Catholic here….then is it Catholic there? They just won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole. Collegiality must be preserved at all costs…even at the costs of your children’s innocence.
And as for the elected trustees….well….Ted Hurley’s stellar performance gets the Academy award for spinelessness.
If you’re lookin’ for leadership in these places, look somewhere else. Look to people who are leading the way and preserving Catholic identity and the souls of their children. You have options. Start seriously considering them.
It’s an amazing thing; it really is. Me, I’m just wondering what it would take before we sink into the twilight zone in Catholic education. Now that gay rights are human rights, as Ted says, you can naturally expect the curriculum to be adjusted to teach this…with gay books and all. And, of course, Ted and his colleagues on the OCSB won’t have any problem with it. They’ve already sold out…and there’s no turning back now as we ascend Broke Back Mountain.