Posts Tagged ‘Media’

Just Read People: The Culture Is Lost

02/05/2014

I went to the gym the other day and read the February 10 edition of People on the treadmill. By the time I was done, I was more convinced than ever that this country is finished. Not because of the flat-lining economy or even our unraveling political situation. It is because of the culture. It is rotten and rotting. Once the culture is done so are we. The worst part is we don’t even know it so how can we fix it?

So many examples:

*There was an article on the relationship between movie stars Sean Penn and Charlize Theron, good liberals both. Penn, who may be talented but is really ugly, in contrast with his former model girlfriend, is known as a liberal’s liberal. Yet, in the article the writer mentions as an indicator that this is a serious relationship that Penn “got rid of his gun collection for her.” Why are liberals such hypocrites? This is the kind of man who would take our guns but the rules don’t apply to him and his ilk. Considering the volatile relationship he had with Madonna, it is disturbing that he would have a gun collection. Yet, he would deny the same rights to more stable Americans. The article also mentioned that the actress waited before introducing her adopted son to him–kudos for her restraint!–and now Penn lives with them so her son can keep his routine. Crazy idea, Charlize, but why don’t you have Mr. Penn move in after you are married? That would indicate seriousness.

*In an article on the Grammys, it mentioned the same-sex and other weddings performed by the talk show host, Queen Latifah. She is quoted as saying, “Everybody should be able to fall in love with someone and be protected under law.” A classic celebrity statement that shows idiocy. It is not against the law for anyone to fall in love. Everyone is equally protected under the law. What traditionalists object to is re-writing over 2000 years of Christian history and trying to call sin virtue and sodomy marriage. Calling a lifestyle marriage does not make it so. Try explaining that to a dim-witted celebrity.

*There was also an article about how actress Tori Spelling’s husband is in rehab for allegedly cheating on her–and their four children. (Yes, there is rehab for not keeping one’s pants zipped up.) We are supposed to feel bad for Tori except she cheated on her prior husband with her current husband while he was still married to his prior wife. What did she expect? I don’t feel bad for her but I do feel bad for her innocent little children. Why should they suffer because daddy refuses to be faithful and mommy has poor judgment? So many children suffer–and are scarred for life–because of the poor life choices of their selfish parents. Hey, it is all about us, not them.

*Then there was the story about the missing child, Kyron Horman, who disappeared in 2010. His stepmother is still under suspicion in his disappearance. She allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill her husband, the boy’s father, from whom she is now divorced. The boy’s parents had divorced with the father having custody and the mother living far away and thus not a daily part of this little 7 year old child’s life. So instead of having his parents to take care of him, his stepmother was in charge–and he is now gone. Why do parents put their own perceived self-interest ahead of their children’s? I don’t mean to sound judgmental but it seems that the child’s well-being was ignored and as a result he is quite possibly dead. Unless there is abuse or a seriously compelling reason, married couples should stay together for the sake of the children. I don’t know why his parents divorced but I have always thought this child would be alive and well if his parents had stayed together. We may never know.

The point of these examples is that our culture promotes the wrong values and genuine suffering is the result with a real weakening of the culture. Sex at any cost, liberal hypocrisy, calling wrong right, and neglecting our children–how can a culture survive? Look around, my fellow Americans, it is hanging on by a thread. Who knew People could be so educational?

Sick Society: The Sewer That is Television Worsens

01/18/2014

Whether it was the inappropriate content of the Golden Globes or commercials showing what should be controversial (not to mention disgusting) homosexual conduct, TV and basic cable are getting more and more repulsive.

As for premium cable, I refuse to spend money on it so I don’t have it and won’t comment on it.

There is plenty of filth on free TV. Let’s take a look at recent programs.

I watched most of the Golden Globes on NBC last Sunday. Many of the hosts’ jokes were funny or at least not offensive. I recall one joke that was highly inappropriate because it dealt with masturbation and was told in the 8 pm hour which is supposed to be family time.

I don’t think masturbation jokes are ever appropriate but at 8 pm when young people are watching with their families, it is truly indecent. What is mom supposed to say to her teenaged children who are watching? The Hollywood audience didn’t bat an eyelash; they just laughed. And it was not funny, just dirty.

Why do female comedians feel the need to be dirty? If one is talented, one does not need to descend into the sewer. Lucille Ball was truly funny. She didn’t joke about masturbation. Can you even imagine that? Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are considered funny by modern standards, meaning they are tacky, PC and overly sexual in their routines.

Another inappropriate sexual scene from basic cable was on–of all places–ABC Family. With a name like that, one would think it is a family network, and I think it was in the beginning. Lately, it has had highly suggestive programming and much homosexual propaganda.

Just like ABC itself. I saw a story this week about how CBS dominates prime time (I find most of their shows are much more family friendly than ABC’s). One would think ABC would want ratings but it prefers its agenda. From Revenge to Nashville to Grey’s Anatomy, homosexual characters are featured prominently and positively. Gay sex is not taboo.

ABC Family took its propaganda machine to the next level with this week’s episode of The Fosters. I don’t watch the show but it is about an inter-racial lesbian couple (the height of PC!) who take in foster children. Not my cup of tea but this is considered drama these days.

I was watching another program when I saw this commercial for The Fosters showing the two women in bed together. I thought I was seeing things–I had never seen anything quite this aggressive and I didn’t think ABC Family would show this, let alone on a commercial.

So innocent young people could be watching a more wholesome show–if there is one–on ABC Family and get visually assaulted by seeing two women in bed, holding each other. Clearly sexual even if they are not actually having sex.

This is outrageous. And I was not hallucinating because I saw the commercial again. Maybe I don’t want to see programs with two women in bed. By showing this on a commercial, my choice is taken away. (And all that matters to Hollywood elites is choice, right?) It is bad enough that ABC Family is determined to normalize homosexual relations, but the fact they have no regard for those of us who don’t want to view such things is offensive.

If people want to see such things, they can watch the show. But I don’t watch such things but am exposed to them anyway. So much for change the channel–liberals love that line. But when it is a commercial, by the time one changes the channel, it is too late.

Hollywood and government may want to call wrong right but for those of us who cling to our traditional values, we will keep saying no. And we will do our best to avoid the sewer.

How We Are Giving Away Our Freedom

01/10/2014

I was just taking the PATH train in New Jersey and was shocked at all the ads plastered across the train for New Jersey online poker. The signs trumpeted the players becoming millionaires.

This is just sad. Very few will become millionaires but how many will lose their money–probably money they don’t have–and waste hours of time chasing a big jackpot?

Like the periodic mega-jackpots run by the state lotteries. It leads to dreams–unrealistic fantasies really–that go unfulfilled but empty one’s wallet. I buy the tickets myself but I can afford to do so.

And I also know I am unlikely to win. I foolishly hope but within reason.

Worse than these delusion-inducing activities is the greater distraction that is the new pot legalization movement. Young and old people are embracing the notion that marijuana is a positive, harmless drug that is arguably better for people than alcohol or cigarettes.

Putting aside the fact that this is not true, what is most troubling to me is, having recently re-read Brave New World, that people want to escape reality by altering their mental status. When one is high, one puts others at risk. Maybe even worse, one loses the ability to make sound decisions.

You wonder why the government is suddenly going lax on drugs? A doped-up populace is docile. Like soma, the drug that helped the people in the Brave New World to cope with their bland existence and lack of freedom, stoned people are compliant, complacent and controllable.

They won’t question how almost 92 million people–1 in 4 Americans–are out of work while the unemployment rate keeps falling. Yes, we are told the unemployment rate is now 6.7%–keep in mind that 6% is considered full employment–yet so many people are out of work, unable to find work, discouraged from seeking work and underemployed.

A drugged population only cares about Kim Kardashian’s latest outfit or who wins the big game.

And where do they see Miss Kim’s latest fashions? On their smartphones and other gadgets.

Perhaps the worst thing and one of the best on some level is the internet and the ability to communicate. While our devices have up to now brought us freedom, in the long run I believe they will enslave us.

How many times have you seen people not look where they are going–walking or in a car–because they are texting?

How many times have you seen two people out together but worlds apart, each on his own phone?

How often have you experienced being lost in some pointless article online while you should be working or paying attention to your family?

This may seem harmless now but the point with all these things is that they distract us from what is going on in the world and engaging in it. Knowing what our politicians are doing and opposing that which is a threat to our liberty should be our focus.

Isn’t it more important to know how our leaders are spending our money than to know the latest sports score?

Isn’t it crucial to be educated about our history so we can pass it on to our children and they can pass it on to theirs?

Wouldn’t it be better if we spent as much time studying math and civics as we do with our eyes glued to the screen?

We have become so self-absorbed–hooked on drugs, gambling, entertainment and don’t get me started on the dangers of porn!–that nothing outside ourselves interests us anymore. Our freedom is being eroded–think the HHS mandate, gay marriage being forced on unwilling states, the NSA spying on us while we use our devices–and we don’t care. There is no march on Washington. There is barely an angry letter to the editor.

Our freedom does not have to be taken from us forcibly. We are letting it go to engage in what we believe is more important–feeding our narcissism.

Christians Under Attack

12/29/2013

We are now in the Christmas season. Despite the world moving on, getting ready for a new year, declaring Christmas over on December 25, we Christians know that Advent prepared us for our current joyous Christmas season, a distinct period that extends into the coming year.

Despite our cause for joy because Jesus was born to set us free and to save us, we in the West have failed to protect our Christian heritage and in the non-Western world Christians are under physical attack because they do believe.

On Christmas day the latest blatant attack on our brethren took place in Iraq. Christians were killed while they were worshipping our God. This is a common but underreported occurrence. We Americans don’t know and don’t care about our fellow Christians. We are united to our fellow countrymen but we have lost the bond that cemented Christendom for centuries.

Our identity as American Christians has also been diluted. We are Christians but we don’t act like it, at least not publicly. Many of us go to church and even pray but we don’t proclaim our Christian faith to the world. We are embarrassed; we want to be normal like everyone else. And the person next door has been brainwashed into keeping his faith hidden. We live fully secular lives, only allowing our faith out of the closet on Sundays.

It has been a disaster for us personally and as a society. From the banning of prayer in the public schools in the 1960s to the atheist attempts to ban celebration of Christmas in the public square today, our society has shrugged off its public embrace of our Christian roots. The results? Can we honestly say our society is any better than it was half a century ago? In fact, we are markedly worse. Our culture is coarse, rude, vulgar and a frightful place to raise a child.

In term of the personal, one cannot turn on a TV or walk down the street in a place like New York without seeing images that undercut our moral values and which further undermines our ability to live out our Christian faith. From the administration to the media to Hollywood, the elite has made it clear that our beliefs regarding abortion, birth control and gay marriage are less important than alleged women’s and homosexuals’ rights.

We are being silenced. We have been silent so long in letting our faith take a backseat to being ordinary, mass-media-influenced Americans that we have allowed our faith, our very identity as Christians, to become marginalized. We now are losing our ability to practice our faith and silence is being forced on us. What we don’t protect, we lose. What was a poor choice is now becoming mandated.

When photographers and bakers are ordered to violate their consciences and provide services for same-sex weddings, we know our failure to proudly live our faith has now threatened our very rights under the First Amendment. The same is true with Christians being forced to provide artificial contraception and sterilization under Obamacare, which is being challenged in the courts. Our silence is destroying us. Threats of being called bigots have frightened us into complacency and denial of what our beliefs truly are.

Thankfully, men like Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame express their faith and are unafraid (even if his expression was a little rough around the edges). The liberal elites tried to silence him but he and other Christians spoke up. This may be a turning point if all Christians start acting like Christians advocating for our beliefs and for our brothers and sisters abroad. We may lose our culture but other Christians are at risk of losing their very lives. The time to speak is now. Let’s embrace our First Amendment rights of religion and speech before they are suppressed or even just further compromised.

The Real Meaning of Christmas

12/16/2013

I know this is shocking but Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. No one seems to know this anymore. Kind of like modern weddings. It is all about the party and the fun. People barely notice the point of the party.

Christmas is not actually about family or friends or being together or giving or receiving gifts. It is not about year-end celebrations with colleagues or parties with delicious foods and strong drinks. These are ancillary to the holy day, not the point of it.

According to our liberal media, commercialism is the enemy and yet commercialism is promoted at every turn–on TV shows, commercials, music, news, etc. The story we are told is that this is wrong–like when the media condemn and glorify violence at the same time–and the answer is being with family–gay or straight–in their loving embrace. No mention of Jesus.

The stories we see in the news range from holiday discounts to satisfy unnecessary wants–discounted 40 inch screen TVs and phones that do everything but breathe for us–to helping the poor in their material needs by providing them a turkey dinner on Christmas day.

The spiritual is neither addressed nor acknowledged. For the few who bother to go to church, tearing away from their family feasts and greedy kids grasping for even more gifts, they expect to hear a gospel of peace and love but no responsibility or obligations. People even in church focus on celebrating with family and friends with togetherness and grand music and joy. But does anyone think about Jesus for more than a moment amidst the holiday hustle and bustle, the wrapping paper, the egg nog and the candy canes?

What started out as a grand birthday party for the Savior of the world–and He does deserve the most fantastic party as the Son of God–has become a celebration of us and our wants, not even our needs. From the time we are children, who want toys and candy, to adults who want to feel like kids again by partying for a whole month and buying and receiving expensive gifts, we have turned Christmas into a secular celebration.

Every year many people object to the commercialization, but few object to the secularization. People have been groomed to object to putting themselves into debt for the sake of buying happiness as the cold winter approaches. Yet they do it anyway. They strive for the warm feeling of being surrounded by loved ones, coming together to celebrate…coming together?

The point the world has forgotten is that we are celebrating that God sent His only Son so that we may be saved. That is a reason to celebrate Him, not us. I wonder if the reason for so much holiday-related depression is that deep down in our hearts we are searching for God but instead of letting ourselves find Him, we let ourselves get absorbed by the whirlwind of the season, of the expectations of family, friends and society.

And recall despite being the Son of God, Jesus chose to be born in a stable in Bethlehem, not at a private unit of the best hospital or in the fanciest suite of the grandest hotel in the world. His own birthday party was not so grand because it is about Him, not about the party. We should celebrate Him and what He has done for us. Jesus and His gift of salvation is the true meaning of Christmas. Think about Him as you open your gifts and eat your pecan pie–good things but not the purpose of Christmas.

Sick Society: Cultural Rot Affects Average Americans

12/05/2013

I was watching the Today show this morning when they featured a story on fast food workers demanding their hourly wage be doubled. In the story they showed a young mother, who had one child and one on the way; she said she could not support herself without struggling on her low salary. It was also noted she receives Medicaid and food stamps–compliments of the taxpayer–just to get by.

When I saw this propaganda piece, I was outraged. This irresponsible woman was apparently not married but felt comfortable having sex. Despite all the lies about birth control, the reality is that the only way not to get pregnant is to abstain from sex. Besides the morality issue, there are practical and economic issues to consider. When young ladies like this get pregnant and have children without husbands, they are often doomed to poverty and the ills that ensue.

I also wondered where the father(s) was and why he (or they) was not helping. It is their responsibility to support, feed, clothe, and shelter their kids. Not the taxpayer, the government, the schools, or the fast food restaurants.

Fast food jobs are not meant to support a family. How one supports a family is by forming one. This is the process–people don’t seem to remember how: a young man courts a young woman; when he has proven himself worthy–through good character, intelligence and having a strong work ethic–he proposes, she accepts, they get married; only then do they have sexual relations. Then they have children whom they can support because at least one or both of them is working.

That is how it is supposed to work.

If this young woman had not been led astray by a culture that told her she could have sex without consequences, she would not be in this position. She would have had self-respect to wait until a man valued her enough to marry her. She then would be able to support her family. As Ann Coulter has written extensively, single motherhood causes most of society’s social problems in terms of poverty, crime, and family breakdown. Cultural rot has set in over the last couple of generations, especially since Dan Quayle criticized Murphy Brown.

Remember the brouhaha when he said she was glamorizing single motherhood? Well, that was exactly what she was doing. He was prescient.

Young women who are taught to embrace their sexuality irresponsibly are the ones who pay the price along with their innocent children who have to suffer for their poor judgment.

Instead of trying to restore traditional morality, our culture continues to enable reckless behavior. The elites do not suffer but the average person does. And the whole society continues to go down the drain. No minimum wage increase will prevent that.

Will the Republicans Screw Up Obama’s Gift to Them?

11/16/2013

Just when the Republicans are ready to fade away into oblivion, our incompetent Professor-in-Chief gives them a chance to redeem themselves and prove they were right all along on Obamacare.

The question is, will the Republicans rescue Obama and his destructive law by postponing it for a year? This is the time to stand up for what we believe and try to get rid of this takeover of one-sixth of the economy.

Postponement only serves to allow the Democrats to delay the pain of the healthcare law, which Americans are only starting to feel, until after the elections. It would save the law which we know is a disaster. The truth is, the law is wrong as a matter of principle. It is not for the government to dictate to Americans to purchase anything.

As a practical matter, this law will not work without compulsion–and a functioning website. Since the website does not work, people don’t really know how bad it is. If it continues not to work even after hundreds of millions of dollars and over three years of time and talent invested, why should anyone trust it and the geniuses who brought it to us?

They cannot even run the post office and we would allow them to make our healthcare decisions?

And they will make our decisions. The compulsion is twofold: they will force us to buy the insurance–including those who don’t want or need it–or pay a fine and those who provide the healthcare will decide what treatment we are allowed, meaning that death panels are real.

Instead of ruining our healthcare system, the government should get out of the way. This is what the Republicans profess to want but they don’t seem to know how to get it. The media reflexively back Obama–or they did until now. This is the best opportunity we have had to reverse this law. The media is finally being just a little critical of the academic masquerading as the leader of the free world and Obama had finally admitted that this law is less than what he promised.

Knowing Obama and his liberal supporters, the Republicans will find a way to save the law in the hopes they can run against it in 2016. But once it is entrenched, it will be even more difficult to get rid of it, save our jobs, and preserve our freedom.

So am I optimistic that the Republicans won’t screw this up? About as optimistic that the Republicans will take back the White House in 2016.

The Problem with Republicans

10/19/2013

Now that I have had some time to absorb the political ramifications of the government shutdown–which I enjoyed as I noticed no change in my life as a working taxpayer–I have to share some thoughts on the Republicans.

First, they should not have shut down the government unless they had a plan in place with attainable goals. While I applaud the partial shutdown as proof there is too much needless government, the lesson was apparently not learned. The average person believes what the media says even though opinion polls show people think the media is biased and liberal.

An intelligent person I know who is a Northeast Republican–fiscally conservative and socially liberal/moderate–said to me that the problem with the Republicans is the Tea Party and its obsession with abortion. The Tea Party is not about abortion even though I am sure many, if not most, are pro-life. The Tea Party is about adhering to the Constitution, which the president should also seek to promote. In this case, the Tea Party is rightly trying to stop Obamacare, a disaster. In addition, the Tea Party wants to cut uncontrolled spending and work on reducing the multi-trillion dollar national debt.

Nothing to do with abortion. But if one watches the media, one would conclude the Tea Party is about taking away women’s abortions and contraceptives. If one is not informed, and we know most Americans are not, one can be easily fooled. (Outlawing abortion is actually something we should all seek as a human rights issue.)

That was a major problem for the Republicans–the media disinformation campaign. The Democrats lied and were unreasonable and the media repeated their assertions as truth. The media went further and did not accurately report what the Republicans were actually doing. For example, while they shut down–partially–the government by not voting on the Senate bill earlier this month because they did not agree with it, they voted on several individual bills to fund specific government agencies. Harry Reid was not interested and so it was as if the votes didn’t happen.

From my perspective Obama-Reid are the ones who really shut down the government. They would not be flexible. They would not negotiate. With the media on their side and their party united, the Democrats knew the Republicans didn’t stand a chance. The Republicans should have come up with a plan that would take this reality into account.

Instead, they let the Democrats get the better of them and then went through this exercise for sixteen days in order to get–absolutely nothing! That is what really makes me wonder about the Republicans. They did this and have nothing to show for it. I was wondering how the unpopular Obama was going to get the House back to control Congress next year and now I know how he will do it–by never letting the people forget the shutdown. And once his team controls both chambers, he will get his amnesty and gun control and who knows what else.

Maybe this would have been a more worthwhile exercise politically if the Republicans could be united. But the establishment Republicans were too busy trying not to get tagged as Tea Party supporters. And John McCain and his ilk spent most of the shutdown throwing Ted Cruz and his compatriots under the bus.

The real problem with Republicans is that most of them are not conservative. Many talk as if they are conservatives–like Lindsey Graham–but they are not in the same league as Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul. The openly liberal Republicans–like Susan Collins–are obvious RINOs. There are so many RINOs who do great damage because they carry the label of conservative. Think Paul Ryan. Their allegiance does not appear to be to the Constitution, however, but to the power of Washington, which is increasingly used by the politicians against the people.

So what happens next? I expect more capitulation and weakness. I just hope that Ted Cruz will continue his leadership and his attempts to persuade his fellow politicians to do what is right for the country even though the media and the Democrats will continue to attack them.

Shut Down the Government!

09/30/2013

I don’t understand all the whining about a partial government shutdown. To those of us who see the extent of government overreach–with its threat to liberty–a partial government shutdown is a beautiful thing.

It will show Americans how much government is involved in our lives and it is too much. We need to be independent and to live independently.

Much of what will happen is not important such as national monuments closing and people’s vacations being impacted. A ruined vacation is a small price to pay to stop Obamacare…or at least slow it down.

Once our healthcare is ruined, there is no going back. The so-called moderate Republicans who say we should go along and then get control of the Senate after the 2014 elections are delusional or deceitful. We are not going to win back the Senate and even if we did, there are too many so-called moderates to reverse Obamacare. Especially if it is already in effect. Even if it is a disaster, which it will be.

Let’s be honest. So many government programs are hurtful to the American people but once it is in place, there is no going back. Wasn’t it Reagan who said the closest thing to immortality on earth is a government program? It can be bad but nothing will stop it from staying in place and frankly growing. It is like riding the subway in New York. We complain about the lousy commute–which for what you are getting is expensive–but we accept it. Between the daily grind of life and all our distractions like our smartphones, we just suck it up.

As long as we have bread and circuses, people will tolerate anything. Unfortunately.

Which is why we need to take a stand now regarding Obamacare.

And by the way I find it obnoxious that Obama-Reid would have the nerve to act like the usually timid Republicans are lawbreakers. These are the same folks who are selectively enforcing the law..their own law! Plus, the way it was passed was underhanded. On a holiday weekend using parliamentary maneuvers.

All Ted Cruz and the Republicans are doing is trying to bring attention to real problems in this law and to give the American people a chance.

This should be supported and it is by everyday Americans. It is the elitists and their media collaborators who oppose the Republican plans. The Tea Party is the American people and it is time for us to speak out.

We also need to understand that a smaller government is the best thing that could happen to this country. Perhaps a partial government shutdown is the way to open up our eyes! We can survive a shutdown and less government will make us more independent.

Pope: Catholic Teaching Unchanged on Gay Sex

08/04/2013

The media got all excited about recent comments by Pope Francis on homosexuals. It just shows their ignorance and bias. My headline is more accurate than their reporting which falls into the category of wishful thinking.

The Church’s teaching has been clear and consistent for over 2000 years: hate the sin, love the sinner. This teaching applies not just to homosexuals but to all people.

Note the following from the Catholic Catechism which is not changed by Pope Francis’ comments which are in accord with this teaching:

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, tradition has always declared that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered.” 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. (2333)

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. (2347)

No one is condemned for same-sex attraction. One is called to live chastely. Just like unmarried heterosexuals. They must also refrain from sexual activity. It is in chastity–to which every person is called–that one finds freedom. One is chaste when one lives in accord with one’s station in life: married people are obliged to have sex with their spouse and unmarried people are obliged not to have sexual relations. Period.

As the pope said, all people, including homosexuals, have dignity and must be treated as such. That does not mean that they should have immoral sexual relations. In fact, the Catechism specifically says one cannot engage in unmarried sex.

This is what Pope Francis said (most of which was conveniently left out by the mainstream media but is reported accurately by CNS News):

When asked about an apparent “gay lobby” of  clergy at the Vatican, the Pope said, “In these situations, it’s  important to distinguish between a gay person and a gay lobby, because  having a lobby is never good. If a gay person is a person of good will  who seeks God, who am I to judge? The Catechism of the Church explains  this very beautifully. It outlines that gays should not be  marginalized.”

Pope Francis then said, “The problem is not having this [homosexual]  orientation. No, we must be brothers and sisters. The problem is  lobbying for this orientation, or lobbies of greed, political lobbies,  Masonic lobbies, so many lobbies. This is the most serious problem for  me….”

After reading what he actually said in context, one can only conclude that the media deliberately tried to misrepresent the pope’s position. The media and the gay lobby won’t be happy until the Church changes her position on homosexual sex.

But it will never happen. So the Church will continue to be harassed and targeted. Liberals will continue to pretend the Church hates gays and that is simply untrue as the pope stated. The Church loves all and wants to help all people to live in accord with God’s will and be saved. Encouraging immoral sex would be contrary to the Church’s mission because illicit sex enslaves people, deceives them and leads them to perdition.

Shame on the media and the gay lobby for hating homosexuals by promoting sinful activity. God will be the judge of all, not the pope as he himself said.


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