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Friday, February 21, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday: It's been a GAY week


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I'm Raising My 3-year Old Daughter to be A Lesbian


Corey Levintan wrote a "tongue-in-cheek" article over at "The Stir" about raising their daughter to become a lesbian.


"In fact, my wife and I are raising our daughter as a lesbian. We're religiously watching Ellen and sprinkling Ani DiFranco songs into our Spotify playlists. We encourage play dates with her female daycare classmates. And, as I revealed in a previous Stir blog, 'I walk around the house naked', which should forever put her off to the male form.
Men are just disgusting. I know, being one occasionally myself. I'm crass, smelly, and selfish and all I ever want is sex (when I'm not hungry or tired). Fifty years ago, women needed men to have children, to eat food, and to live indoors. But all that has changed. So why not take advantage?" -end quote-

Not funny in my opinion, but I think there is more truth to this satire than not. 

Face it, if you raise a child with a belief the child is more open to accepting that belief and then also being open to "trying out" that belief for themselves one day to see if its for them or not. If the child's parents are gay, the child might wonder if they are gay too without ever feeling the 'confusion' truly gay people feel.  They might wonder "How will I know unless I experiment with my sexuality?"  The mere fact of having a gay parent is an open invitation to check it out for themselves.  This flies in the face of people's belief that all gays are BORN gay.

Are people born gay?  Some are, I believe.  Not because God made them that way, but rather because we live in a fallen world where people are born with all sorts of issues- including homosexuality.

But others are INFLUENCED into believing they are gay or they could be gay, so they set off to have some homosexual experiences to help them figure it out. I know one woman (family member) who DECIDED to be gay because "women understand her better than men" and "it's nice to have a woman partner because they share so much more than male/female relationships do". She marches in 'pride parades' and is 'proud' that she DECIDED to be a lesbian. For that lesbian it was a CHOICE. 

[I can see the hate mail coming now- don't bother, it won't get read because my opinion will not change from the official teachings of the Roman Catholic Church]

The Church is very clear on homosexuality- BE CHASTE.  Period.
Gay parental adoption: NO WAY
Why: Because it's damaging to the child/children.
Why is it damaging to the children?  Because it MORALLY corrupts them.

Since the Church teaches homosexual relationships are sinful, how then can the Church support a corrupt, sinful, morally damning couple to raise an innocent child?  The Church can't.

I stand by Catholic teaching and think this 'tongue-in-cheek' article is not funny at all but in reality very sad.





Gay Anti-christ

African American Southern Baptist Minister William Dwight McKissic believe's he's identified that the Anti-christ will be a gay man.


Rev. McKissic explains in part: "Jesus makes it clear here that sordid, sinful, sexual behaviors, similar to the type of sexual behaviors that were occurring during the day of Lot in Sodom would also be occurring when He is revealed (Luke 17:30). Incidentally, “sodomy” is a legal term that is commonly used today in courts of law, as a reference to anal sex. For those who argue that Jesus never addressed homosexuality; that is simply untrue. He used the same words that prosecutors, Judges, and lawyers use today to label homosexual activity, “Sodom” (Luke 17:29).
John the Apostle was given a telescopic view of end time events. God removed the panorama that separates the known from the unknown and showed John a spiritual battle taking place just before the seventh trumpet sound saying, “The Kingdoms of this world have become the Kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15). Just prior to the seventh angel, blowing the seventh trumpet, the sixth angel, blows the sixth trumpet, and among the many things John envisioned before the sounding of the seventh and final trumpet, signifying the end of the world as we know it today: John saw two witnesses dead bodies “lying in the street of the great city which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt” (Revelation 11:8). The spiritual condition of our great cities of the world when the Lord return can spiritually be labeled as “Sodom” (Revelation 11:8). Today we call “Sodom,” “same-sex marriage” and homosexuality."-end quote-


Source: http://www.blackchristiannews.com/2014/02/saints-in-sodom-how-are-gods-people-to-live-in-an-america-that-is-increasingly-accepting-of-homosexuality/


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Ridiculous... Lesbian Wedding Cake Toppers


A feminine woman and a "butch" woman lesbian couple cake topper.
Do Catholics who attend gay "weddings" not see the problems with this ridiculousness?


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Disney's "Frozen" has a Gay Agenda

A Mormon Grandma, Kathryn Skagg's NOT keeping quiet about what she sees as a sneaky move by Disney to push the gay agenda on innocent children and clueless parents who don't see what is going on with Disney's hit movie "Frozen".
She writes on her blog "A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman": "To Christian parents, who don't support the legalization of SSM, or the normalization of same-sex sexual behavior, oppositional to God, I feel strongly that we must become more aware of how liberal media advocate these messages. It is often accomplished through infiltrating mainstream channels with the specific attitudes and ideologies necessary to advance these practices, as progressive, within mainstream society.
If good parents fail to accept that progressivism is strongly behind the entertainment industry, then we risk being, unknowingly, undermined as parents. Coupled with the power of media, and social media, to advance much of what is contrary to Christian values, by brilliantly marketing their message, as popular, inviting our aid as Christians, we also fail society.
If you feel you've been duped by the surface story of the movie Frozen, try not to feel too bad. The way in which Frozen wraps up the false doctrine perpetuated throughout the film, is as skillfully done as I have ever seen it, which makes calling it out and not being labeled crazy difficult. Nevertheless, after months of vacillating over whether I wanted to share my thoughts, broadly, with a bit of encouragement from only one friend, I've finally decided to just do it, regardless of the high approval ratings for the movie, which most are insistent to retain." -end quote-
Please visit Skagg's blog and read her DETAILED review of "Frozen" - if you saw nothing wrong with the movie, maybe you missed the things that jumped out at this concerned Mormon grandma.

Link: http://wellbehavedmormonwoman.blogspot.com/2014/02/movie-frozen-gay-homosexual-agenda.html#.Uwd_FGI7s6Z


Skagg's isn't alone in her view of "Frozen" and the gay agenda... Catholic blogger Steven Greydanus over at EWTN's National Catholic Register in his article titled "So, How Gay IS Disney's 'Frozen' Movie"? shares some of the same views of the movie.



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Lying L.I. Radio Hosts are Suspended


Two radio hosts from Long Island... 


"Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson, the hosts of K-98.3′s morning show, posted an invitation from two gay dads to their daughter’s seventh birthday party along with a controversial response from another parent which read in part, “I do not believe in what you do and will not subject my innocent son to your ‘lifestyle.’”The invitation and response, which were both fake, were posted to the station’s Facebook page and listeners were not told it was a complete fabrication, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported."

The hoax caused social media and media outlets to scream "HOMOPHOBIA" where NONE existed.  There was NO invitation, NO such child, NO such parents, NO such party or invitation.  The radio hosts lied to stir up trouble and enrage gay rights groups to hate anyone who opposes their agenda or (yes) lifestyle (gays raising children).

They are currently suspended from the radio station- they SHOULD be fired in my opinion.  There is enough hatred already in the world without making up lies to stir up more.



NOW Donates GLBT books to Library

Watch out parents, KNOW WHAT YOUR KIDS ARE READING another library accepts more liberal books donated by NOW meant to send their message to children.  The article list several Young Adult books about gay children and transgender children sorting out the ways they act and experiment with sex and their sexuality in their search to figure out what they are etc... (I wonder if they include all the 50+ gender options Facebook offers?)


 "Words have power. That’s the idea behind the donation of books to the Pittsburg Public Library Monday by the Southeast Kansas Chapter, National Organization for Women, in conjunction with the Pittsburg State University Gay Straight Alliance. The books deal with issues faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people. Books will also be donated to the Axe Library at PSU and the Pittsburg High School Library. “The Gay Straight Alliance came up with the idea,” said Laura Lee Washburn, NOW member and PSU faculty member."

Megan Stoneberger, SEK-NOW coordinator, said that most of the books deal with young people who are “coming out” as gay or lesbian, or transitioning from their birth gender to the gender they feel is truly their own. “As an English teacher, I believe in the power of literature,” Stoneberger said. “I think books can be a refuge for people, and reading and empathizing with a character can help someone relate to what people are going through in their lives.”

Source: http://www.morningsun.net/article/20140218/News/140219746#ixzz2tyhjLU4u


This is not new or specific to the Pittsburg Public Library...I've seen for myself what is on the shelves of children's books in public libraries and it's not what you think.  Hetero- and homosexual sex is often found in today's YA books and it's sadly done in detail that even adults should shun.

For Catholics, this is the sort of thing (if sex is depicted) that you need to tell your children IF they read it, they need to CONFESS IT TO THEIR PRIEST!  

It can lead to porn (women's explicit "romance" books or nude/sexual magazines) addiction in adulthood.  Keep away from ALL VICES so that you and your children do not fall into sin!

From the Vatican website (catechism):

II. THE BATTLE FOR PURITY

2520 Baptism confers on its recipient the grace of purification from all sins. But the baptized must continue to struggle against concupiscence of the flesh and disordered desires. With God's grace he will prevail
- by the virtue and gift of chastity, for chastity lets us love with upright and undivided heart;
- by purity of intention which consists in seeking the true end of man: with simplicity of vision, the baptized person seeks to find and to fulfill God's will in everything;313- by purity of vision, external and internal; by discipline of feelings and imagination; by refusing all complicity in impure thoughts that incline us to turn aside from the path of God's commandments: "Appearance arouses yearning in fools";314- by prayer:
I thought that continence arose from one's own powers, which I did not recognize in myself. I was foolish enough not to know . . . that no one can be continent unless you grant it. For you would surely have granted it if my inner groaning had reached your ears and I with firm faith had cast my cares on you.315
 2521 Purity requires modesty, an integral part of temperance. Modesty protects the intimate center of the person. It means refusing to unveil what should remain hidden. It is ordered to chastity to whose sensitivity it bears witness. It guides how one looks at others and behaves toward them in conformity with the dignity of persons and their solidarity.
2522 Modesty protects the mystery of persons and their love. It encourages patience and moderation in loving relationships; it requires that the conditions for the definitive giving and commitment of man and woman to one another be fulfilled. Modesty is decency. It inspires one's choice of clothing. It keeps silence or reserve where there is evident risk of unhealthy curiosity. It is discreet.
2523 There is a modesty of the feelings as well as of the body. It protests, for example, against the voyeuristic explorations of the human body in certain advertisements, or against the solicitations of certain media that go too far in the exhibition of intimate things. Modesty inspires a way of life which makes it possible to resist the allurements of fashion and the pressures of prevailing ideologies.
 2524 The forms taken by modesty vary from one culture to another. Everywhere, however, modesty exists as an intuition of the spiritual dignity proper to man. It is born with the awakening consciousness of being a subject. Teaching modesty to children and adolescents means awakening in them respect for the human person.
2525 Christian purity requires a purification of the social climate. It requires of the communications media that their presentations show concern for respect and restraint. Purity of heart brings freedom from widespread eroticism and avoids entertainment inclined to voyeurism and illusion. 
2526 So called moral permissiveness rests on an erroneous conception of human freedom; the necessary precondition for the development of true freedom is to let oneself be educated in the moral law. Those in charge of education can reasonably be expected to give young people instruction respectful of the truth, the qualities of the heart, and the moral and spiritual dignity of man. 
2527 "The Good News of Christ continually renews the life and culture of fallen man; it combats and removes the error and evil which flow from the ever-present attraction of sin. It never ceases to purify and elevate the morality of peoples. It takes the spiritual qualities and endowments of every age and nation, and with supernatural riches it causes them to blossom, as it were, from within; it fortifies, completes, and restores them in Christ."316



Unrepenting Gay Furious Last Rites was denied

Ronald Plishka, a 63 year old heart patient at MedStar Washington Hospital Center was enraged when the priest who was praying with him wouldn't give him Holy Communion and Last Rites because he refused to repent of his homosexual sins.  

Father Brian Coelho apparently told Plishka that if he would not repent of his sins, then as a priest he could not give the man Holy Communion or Last Rites.  

Plishka was so furious he screamed insults at the priest, called him names and even cursed him!
“Then we started talking about the pope, and I said I was so excited about him, because of what he said about gays. I said, ‘Does that bother you, that I’m gay?’ And he [the priest] said ‘no,’ ” Plishka said.
The conversation was interrupted by someone coming into the room, which he shared with another patient, Plishka recalled. After that, Coelho “would not continue” with the specific prayers and acts of Communion and anointing, Plishka said. “He said, ‘I will pray with you,’ but that’s all he’d do. That was it.
“I just saw red. I cursed at a priest. I called him a hypocrite. As he was leaving — I can’t repeat what I said, but it was bad. . . . I’m thinking I’m going to rot in hell now,” he said.
 He apparently didn't think homosexual sexual relationships would lead him to "rot in hell" but now worries about yelling a priest would.  This man is all kinds of confused and full of pride.  Self pride because he has decided he knows better than God and Christ's Holy Catholic Church what is sin and what needs repenting (or not) to enter Heaven.  THAT is what he should be worried about!

He goes on...
“But after that, I became scared — fear settled in. I don’t have the rites, I didn’t get Communion. I believed in the sacraments; this is something we’re taught we need before we die.
“I’ve tried to be a decent person all my life. I’m not perfect, believe me. And I wouldn’t wish [being gay] on anyone. But you can’t be somebody you’re not. Otherwise you’ll end up 63 and alone,” he said." -end quote-
He's again worried about the wrong thing... "end up 63 and alone" rather than ending up in Hell for unrepentant mortal sins.  He confuses "being someone your not with REFRAINING FROM SEX.  If a person is homosexual, they are to be chaste- period.  No sex outside of marriage and marriage as defined by God and the Church is between a man and a woman. Period.

The hospital (of course) sided with gay rights or religious rites...


"Washington Hospital Center said officials there have “taken our patient’s concerns very seriously. While the priest is not an employee but rather is assigned by the Archdiocese to provide spiritual care at our hospital, it is our expectation that all who support our patients adhere to our values. This includes offering pastoral and spiritual support to all patients, regardless of their faith traditions. Our hospital was recognized last year as a ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’ by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. We want to hold true to this important commitment to the LGBT community and to all of our patients. Our Department of Spiritual Care has reinforced our expectations with this particular priest and his superiors.”
Oh goody.

Plishka did not die and continued his whining demands soon after being released from the hospital.


Plishka said, he called the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where he has attended Sunday noon Mass for at least a decade. He didn’t know any priests but asked for one on duty to call him back, Plishka said. The priest agreed with the chaplain, Plishka said.“He said he can’t give you [Communion] if you continue that lifestyle, if you’re an active participant,” he said.
Wonderful!  The Basilica didn't cave in (yet) to the demands of the sinners to be coddled and told their sins aren't sins anymore. And the hospital chaplain wasn't thrown under the bus (like we've all seen happen before).
“When I go [to the basilica] I’m a loner, I sit in the very last pew,” he said. But Mass “is a psychological lift. I come out of there, it serves its purpose. I feel better. I love the church. I love the Mass.”
And of course, its ALL about how the sinner FEELS. *sigh*


Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gay-patient-says-catholic-chaplain-refused-him-last-rites/2014/02/19/35d163f6-99b1-11e3-80ac-63a8ba7f7942_story.html

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In Christ,


Julie @ Connecticut Catholic Corner

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2 comments:

Joseph Tyrrell said...

Great post! Thank you.

dogen222 said...

Great post? Seriously?

"Are people born gay? Some are, I believe. Not because God made them that way, but rather because we live in a fallen world where people are born with all sorts of issues- including homosexuality."

Church teaching actually states that the reason for homosexuality is unknown and is most likely in part to be innate. So no, homosexuality is not some disease. Additionally, many people, including myself know without experimentation, which sex they are attracted to.

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