GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR, August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A group of Ecuadorians have filed criminal charges against the head of the country’s Catholic episcopal conference for making critical statements about the nation’s new proposed constitution.The organization “Impunidad Jamás” (Never Impunity), claims that Archbishop Antonio Arregui is violating a 1937 treaty between the Vatican and Ecuador, which requires the clergy to avoid intervening in politics. Church officials say they are not advising the people on how to vote, but rather giving them important information necessary to make the decision as Catholics….
I see the lawfare tactics are spreading to South America too. I suppose the Left thinks this kind of blatant thuggery will continue unabated into the future. It’s their new preferred method of silencing their opponents, at least for now. Imprisonment will not be too far away, however, followed by explicit laws forbidding membership in the Catholic Church.
And then there’s this report:
August 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s human rights industry has resumed its investigation of Catholic Insight magazine, published by Father Alphonse de Valk. The Canadian Human Rights Commission had announced on July 4 that it was dropping its 16-month investigation against the publication for alleged ‘hate’. However, homosexual activist Rob Wells, the complainant in the case, was given 30 days to request a judicial review of the case.
According to a federal court docket, Wells requested the judicial review on July 31. Canadian blogger ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ broke the story Thursday evening, linking to the court docket here: http://cas-ncr-nter03.cas-satj.gc.ca/IndexingQueries/infp_RE… . The docket lists the complainant as “Robert Dale Wells” and mentions that he is suing from Edmonton Alberta…
Notice what these two stories have in common?
Sterile Sex and the Loss of Freedom.
The first story is about abortion. The second story is about homosexuality. Both stories involve issues whose fundamental problem is the demand for sterile sex, and the reaction from sterile sex proponents who experience opposition to their demands. Abortion ensures that sex will not produce a child, while sodomy does the same on the front end (or the back end, depending on your perspective).
And why are we in this mess? Why are we losing our freedoms? Why are we in the middle of the ruthless liberal attack on fundamental rights and freedoms?
Because we did not accept Humanae Vitae. That’s why.
Back when I was planning the March for Marriage in 2005, I had the opportunity to discuss the homosexual push for marriage with two bishops during a conference call. I warned them that the same-sex “marriage” debate was not about marriage at all, and that the end game was the loss of religious freedom and then later the desecration of the Eucharist (see Exhibit A and Exhibit B). I could tell by their awkward silence that they thought that I was off my rocker.
Maybe now they’ve seen the light on Humanae Vitae. But then again, maybe not. Perhaps more persecution is required to start the generators.