Posts Tagged ‘Sexuality’

An Open Letter to Cardinal Dolan About Gays in the St. Pat’s Parade

09/03/2014

Your Excellency:

I was shocked and disturbed to hear that the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), which as an Irish Catholic organization runs the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York, has changed its policy of not allowing political advocacy groups march under their own banner starting in 2015.

While any person–gay, straight–could march in the parade as individuals in order to honor St. Patrick, the patron saint of New York, certain groups, notably the endlessly activist homosexuals, demanded to march under their own pro-gay banner.

Pro-lifers were not allowed to march and the Catholic Church is undeniably and unquestionably pro-life. Did they complain? No, of course not. The parade is not about celebrating the worthy pro-life cause. It is about celebrating a famous saint who is dear to the Irish people.

But gays, whose activities and lifestyles when practiced violate Church teaching, demanded inclusion under their own banner allegedly as inclusion but really to undermine Catholicism’s clear teaching on sodomy.

They want it normalized and celebrated. The rest of society has been capitulating but the bulwark against this ceaseless attack on traditional morality, on which society is based, is the Catholic Church. Which is why the homosexual activists try to silence and intimidate the Church.

Up to now they have not been successful. The Church cannot and has not and will not change her teaching on sexual activity, which is reserved for one man and one woman who are married to each other.

Quaint to certain people, bigoted to the intolerant elites, but true nonetheless.

While this action by AOH, short-sighted as it is, is not the same as abandoning the Church’s principled position, it does sew confusion among the faithful–and everyone else. What will people think when they see practicing homosexuals marching under their own banner in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? They will think that the Church isn’t really opposed to sodomy. It is like artificial birth control, which priests know that most of the female flock are using despite being a mortal sin. They never condemn it anymore even though officially the Church opposes it. I believe the reason that the overwhelming number of Catholic women contracept is that they don’t think it is really a sin.

It will be the same for homosexuals, who could be pardoned for thinking that sodomy isn’t that big a deal if their brethren can march in a parade honoring a Catholic saint.

All of this is unnecessary. John Cardinal O’Connor, one of the greatest archbishops New York ever had, was a man of integrity and faith. The Catholic Church provided care for homosexuals with AIDS in the early 1980s (as it still does) yet when then-Mayor Edward Koch, with whom he was friends, tried to force the Church to violate her beliefs, O’Connor said no and threatened to close down the treatment facilities rather than violate the faith.

O’Connor did not back down. Koch did.

That was not that long ago.

Cardinal Dolan, stand up for what is right and don’t capitulate. Please reverse this decision. There is no discrimination here. Any gay can march as an Irishman. He just cannot march advocating sin. Nor can any heterosexual.

If you as the leading Catholic cleric in this country will not stand for the Church’s teachings, who will?

I pray daily for all priests and bishops to be personally holy and to teach clearly the Catholic faith to a world that does not even know the truth. I know you are a holy man but I question if you are being clear in letting the world know what the Church teaches and why. The ones that suffer from confusion and who thus fall into sin are the ones hurt, both straight and gay. Catholics must always fight for the truth with love.

Sincerely, Sualma, an Irish-American New York Catholic

The Persecution of Christians Worsens

07/21/2014

I am amazed at how Christians tolerate abuse and mockery and in some cases welcome it. They laugh at the priest-as-pedophile jokes. They openly disagree with Church teachings and act indignant that there are objective truths by which they will be judged. They probably don’t know that our brethren around the world suffer persecution, especially in the Middle East.

The media report extensively about the battles between Jews and Muslims. The fact that some Muslims are killing and persecuting Christians goes unnoticed. So one could almost understand why American Christians could carelessly ignore the plight of our brothers. It is less understandable how we could be so uninterested in losing our own rights to freedom of conscience. Except the majority of Christians don’t have well-informed consciences anymore and don’t understand the cost of their sin.

But our problems here, while worsening, and needing of attention, are not the most pressing ones right now. What is happening overseas needs our attention and action.

According to the patriarch of Babylon in Iraq, part of which has been taken over by ISIS, a radical Muslim group that is trying to re-establish the caliphate:

The control exercised by the Islamist Jihadists upon the city of Mosul, and their proclamation of it as an Islamic State, after several days of calm and expectant watching of events, has now come to reflect negatively upon the Christian population of the city and its environs.

The initial sign was in the kidnapping of the two nuns and 3 orphans who were released after 17 days. At the time, we experienced it as a flash of hope and as a clearing of the sky after the appearance of storm clouds.

Suddenly we have been surprised by the more recent outcomes which are the proclamation of an Islamic state and the announcement calling all Christians and clearly asking them to convert to Islam or to pay the jizyah (the tax all non- Muslims must pay while living in the land of Islam) – without specifying the exact amount. The only alternative is to abandon the city and their houses with only the clothes they are wearing, taking nothing else. Moreover, by Islamic law, upon their departure, their houses are no longer their properties but are instantly confiscated as property of the Islamic state.

Can you imagine being forced to convert under threat of force? Or being compelled to pay a special tax? While we are not being threatened with death or other extreme measures in this country, we should be praying for our neighbors suffering throughout the world. And we should be more vigilant here.

The fact that there are segments of the population–including those in high political office–that want to ostracize American Christians, particularly Catholics, by making us violate our consciences by doing things like pay for others’ contraceptives and abortifacients should be disturbing. The fact that those who oppose calling homosexual unions marriage are targeted and called bigots is intimidation. This includes photographers and bakers who refuse to violate their consciences by participating in alleged same-sex marriages and who are fined as a result.

While we are not Iraq, we are on our way to losing our rights if we don’t protect them. Just like we need to advocate for our brothers in Christ abroad, we need to protect our Constitutional rights here before we lose them. When you think about it, what liberals are doing in this country is a gentler form of Christian persecution that Iraqis and others are enduring right now. In order to help them, we need to help ourselves. Depriving people of their livelihoods and subjecting them to ridicule for not violating their consciences is a stepping stone to the kind of persecution Christians once endured.

Despite the vast majority of Americans identifying as Christian, the reality is we are post-Christian. Like liberal Republicans (RINOs), the majority of Christians are Christian in Name Only (CINOs). That explains why we have lost society and why we who actually believe will lose the ability to live our Christianity publicly if we do not have a Christian revival characterized by a renewal of the faith and mass repentance.

Summer Fashion: Do People Own Mirrors?

06/05/2014

I think people do own mirrors and that makes the assault on the senses even worse. It is bad enough that our fellow man has become fond of tattoos and body piercings. Now that it is summer these ugly markings are quite visible.

And what kind of ridiculous outfits am I and others being subjected to now that that the mercury is rising?

Let’s see. I saw a girl wearing short shorts that were so short that I could literally see the bottom of her bottom. Don’t people like that worry about the germs when they sit down, like on the subway? Gross.

We are still being subjected to the unflattering maxi dresses that cling to buttocks and which make women look pregnant when they are not. When I try to determine if I should give up my seat on the bus, it helps if I can tell that a woman is actually preggers.

I have also noticed that see through blouses are still popular. Nothing like seeing a woman collecting social security wearing a white shirt that does not hide her black, or frequently, pink bra. In defense of these ladies, I have noticed that many clothes being sold are made of sheer fabrics. Of course, I do my best to steer clear of them. I know it gets hot out, but that does not mean what is inside should be showcased for the world to see.

I have also noticed that no matter what people’s size they like to wear skintight pants, skirts, tops and dresses. Whether it is the skinny slut or the overweight lady not accepting her size, my eyes are constantly assaulted. I don’t want to see it and there is only so much one can avert one’s eyes.

Not to be outdone, I have noticed that men–gay or straight, it is hard to know–are increasingly sporting fitted clothes. I don’t get why men want to wear jeans and pants that don’t allow them to breathe. I even see men wearing suits that are European style. I just don’t get it. I know it is considered fashionable but it is unmanly. Men need to stop following women’s fashions.

This includes a new trend which allows muscular men to wear tee shirts that expose their male cleavage. Again, I don’t understand why men want to imitate women. Men should be men and women should be women.

Ever notice how society has gone downhill as men have tried to be like women and women men? And now we have the rise of transgenders as per Time Magazine? Is this where we want society to go?

New York’s Irresponsible App

05/17/2014

I was commuting on the subway and I looked up to see another ad campaign sponsored by New York, the home of my benevolent fascist leaders. It featured a young couple looking at each other. It could be a cute scene but in big letters it says “my birth control + his condoms”. The ad is specifically geared to teenagers, who legally cannot even have sex before age 17. Yes, that is right. In New York, Big Brother is encouraging so-called safe sex by advising young people where to get artificial contraception.

I, as a decent person, was horrified. Our children–and teens are children–are being encouraged to have sex. Children are not ready for the responsibility of sex which has emotional and physical consequences. Based on the number of contracepting Hollywood starlets who get pregnant outside of marriage, it is easy to see that there is a high risk of these teens getting pregnant.

Big Brother loves abortion so no problem!

Even if we are only talking about birth control, why should I as a taxpayer have to foot the bill for things that not only violate my conscience but also are bad for kids? Young people do not have the sense to engage in adult behaviors without serious consequences. We tell them have fun and there is no ramifications. Pop a pill and worry not!

Broken hearts and bodies result.

In addition to giving bad advice that will lead to irresponsible and possibly illegal sex, the app also normalizes same-sex feelings.

According to the New York Daily News:

The app also offers short educational videos featuring teen actors.

In one, “Samantha” wonders why she has feelings for her friend “Alisha” even though she has a “sweet” and “attentive” boyfriend named “Richie.”

“I like sex with Richie but sometimes I can’t stop thinking about how beautiful Alisha is,” the curly-haired teen actress says.

“Or how much I want to kiss her, or go even further. So I guess I like girls too,” said Samantha.

In the video, Samantha visits a guidance counselor who directs her to a free health clinic. There, she’s given condoms and a prescription for birth control pills and told that her feelings are normal.

So not only is the app–in effect the voice of the government–encouraging potentially under-age teens to have risky sex–only abstinence is foolproof–it is also encouraging same-sex relations as normal.

By definition, such feelings are not normal. There are very few homosexuals in the population, even if one were to accept the inflated 10% figure, and bisexuality is even less common. There are many people these days who are experimenting but are not actually homosexual in orientation. But why on earth would New York want to encourage this deviancy? I know they don’t see it that way but that doesn’t change what it is.

And remember we’re paying for this propaganda. We need to stop brainwashing our children.

Children should be encouraged to have good morals, to study hard, and to be active. We need to encourage them to use the same self-control in the sexual arena that they are supposed to have with food and cigarettes.

The Ball for Life Is Coming Soon!

04/25/2014

The annual Ball for Life, which supports the good work of Good Counsel Homes that assist women in crisis pregnancy situations, will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014. This is the Friday of Mother’s Day weekend, a deliberate choice by the organizers. Motherhood needs to be celebrated. Choosing life is the only righteous option for a pregnant woman. For those in difficult situations, pro-lifers who staff Good Counsel Homes help women, girls and families in need.

The gala is held at the Racquet and Tennis Club at 370 Park Avenue in New York City. It begins with cocktails at 7 pm followed by dinner at 8 pm. The black tie optional event features dancing and a jewelry auction. Music is provided by the Glenn Drewes Orchestra.

Prior to the ball a Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 5:30 pm to worship God and celebrate life.

Even if you are not able to attend this wonderful, life-affirming evening, please consider making a donation to the good people who assist the helpless.

Imagine this: Let’s say you are a pregnant teen rejected by your family but you want to have your baby. You have no place to go. Good Counsel is there for such people, giving them a place to live, educational opportunities and assistance with childcare. Good Counsel does what others don’t. They need our support, both spiritual and financial.

May God bless the work of Good Counsel and the vulnerable women who have the opportunity to be the moms they want to be.

The Pope, the President and the Photos: Don’t Be Fooled by the Smiles!

03/30/2014

The media made a big deal about the inaugural meeting between His Holiness Pope Francis and President Barack Obama. It was a meeting between the most popular leader on earth with the former most popular leader. The upside for Obama is that having a photo of him with the Holy Father may lead non-practicing Catholics to conclude that the pope supports the president’s agenda. The downside for practicing Catholics is that the media and many of the American people will act as though the pope is on Team Obama. After all, if the Church really opposes Obama’s promotion of abortion and gay marriage and his administration’s attacks on religious liberty, why would the pope meet with him or be seen smiling with him?

I would not meet with the president but I am not the pope. He believes in outreach and he is a world leader meeting with another leader. The pope was not endorsing Obama’s plan for this country. In fact, according to the Vatican, the pope and the president discussed issues of concern to the American Church including religious liberty. Recall that the Supreme Court just heard the case of religiously motivated corporations which demand that their First Amendment rights not be abridged by the contraception mandate buried within Obamacare.

The pope’s version of events differs from the administration’s. It seems that the pope used the meeting as an opportunity to defend life and religious freedom. The pope gave his latest encyclical, The Joy of the Gospel, to the president to read. Having read the encyclical, I know if Obama bothers to peruse it that he will find it educational and informative. It is the pope’s vision for the Church and the world based on the teachings of Jesus, Whom Obama claims to worship along with millions of other Americans.

Interestingly, I saw numerous statements in the encyclical that were previously attributed to the pope which in context did not have the same impact as when they were taken out of context. The pope is trying to get the world back to the values of Christendom. It involves a balancing of individual rights and community obligations. In America we have taken to extremes with liberals swinging toward socialism and communism, which the Catholic Church has always condemned, and the libertarian-conservatives becoming intensely individualistic at the expense of their fellow neighbor.

This is yet another reason why the federal government should not be getting involved in that which is beyond the powers granted to it in the U.S. Constitution. It is conservative Catholics who have it right. We believe in individual rights but they are balanced by our obligations to our fellow man. I think the pope understands that as have all popes. We have the right to support ourselves and our family but we have duties toward the less fortunate. But our acts must be voluntary since we have free will and should be motivated by our faith, not by government compulsion.

When government gets involved, it gets it wrong since our current state of polarized politics trumps our historical values as a nation. The ascendancy of some groups should not lead to the violation of the rights of less popular Americans under the First Amendment. This is why the right of a Catholic business not to provide a wedding cake to a homosexual couple should be respected. And why people of faith who know that some forms of birth control can be abortifacients should not have to violate their consciences because some women want to spend money on their lattes and iPhones instead of on their monthly pills.

I hope that the president is humble enough to learn from the pope and that he reads the encyclical. I also hope the American people are not fooled by the photo-op into thinking the pope has given the president his blessing on his war on Christianity. I am sure Francis prays for Obama since he is concerned that the most free nation on earth is losing its way. No smile can change that but prayer and repentance can.

Sick Society: Our Lost Youth

03/20/2014

I know every generation picks on the youth but things have really changed and not all of it is the rising generation’s fault. I don’t think we’ve had a worse set of folks coming of age since the Baby Boomers, who are some of the most selfish, immoral, and destructive Americans to have ever lived.

Young people generally are not considerate and do stupid things because they think they are invincible. They act before they think. The problem is we now have adults who continue this trend which is becoming dominant. Inspired by the young people who are drowning in narcissism due to social media, mainstream society is increasingly embracing their values. Indeed, the rise of extreme libertarianism is giving way to notions and policies that were unthinkable just one generation ago, maybe even only ten years ago. I am specifically talking about the legalization of marijuana and gay marriage.

To the extent that things are truly different now–we all used to say it but it simply was not true–one only needs to look at the computerization of our kids. We who are on the young side of middle age were not raised on the internet and all the blessings and curses it has created. It was supposed to connect us and it has isolated us. We all know the cliché of two people being out, possibly on a date, and instead of talking to each other, they stare into their phones. Our phones have become the center of our lives–our music, TV, conversation, socialization through Facebook and other social media sites, and access to the internet and everything that is available which consists of the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This alone makes the lives of the current generation radically different from the rest of us. They also are facing a country that is not what their parents or grandparents inherited. Somewhere along the line we stopped encouraging the young to be all they can and to achieve. We became a reality show culture where 15 minutes of fame has become more prized than finding the cure to cancer. Nancy Pelosi encourages the young to stay on their parents’ healthcare until age 26 and to follow their dreams to be artists, poets and the like.

How many poets do we need? How many contestants must we have on The Bachelor? Do the kids of today want to smoke pot so they can forget about the fact that we are quickly destroying their future? In a way I don’t blame them but eventually our society’s problems will be theirs to manage and we already saw what the stoned Baby Boomers did to our country.

Whether young people are to blame or not, they are doing things that are horrifying. There is the Duke University student who calls herself Belle Knox and pays for her tuition by making pornography, stripping and…releasing a line of sex toys (according to the New York Post, 3/19/14). We know women who have taken off their clothes instead of doing the hard work of taking a non-glamorous job to pay for school. After taking countless selfies and using a webcam since before they reach puberty, is it any wonder that young women like this would think it is “empowering”? She hides behind feminism in saying she likes “painful” sex and that it is arousing. She is 18. (New York Post)

Before she went to leftist Duke, where were her parents when she was learning to love painful sex that led to exhibitionism which may make her rich but which will destroy the little dignity she has left?

There are many more stories of our lost youth, including the sex-obsessed Miley Cyrus. She is famous but there are numerous young people who are lost even if they are not public perverts. It is a shame and we owe them so much more. We have abdicated our responsibility as a culture to our youth and they are suffering now whether they realize it or not. Mostly, they think they are liberated and cool and so much smarter. Looking something up on the internet is not the same as actually knowing something. Using a calculator or spellcheck doesn’t replace the need for a solid, moral education which teaches critical thinking skills.

Instead of this, we get kids learning about their classmates’ two daddies, or a whitewashed history of this country that de-emphasizes American achievement but focuses on other societies’ contributions to America whether real or imagined, or how to feel good about themselves even if they don’t try their best.

I feel for those with young children who don’t have much to look forward to unless we guide our youth as we used to do. The youth are the future–how they are telegraphs where the country is going. All the technology in the world won’t save this nation. A return to a sense of decency and old-fashioned values just might.

The Christian Other

02/23/2014

In surveys Catholics tend to be like everyone else and sometimes even more so. They are no different from the general population in their support of and use of artificial contraception. A majority support gay marriage. They even have many abortions just like other groups.

Of course, surveys that get these results involve cultural, but not necessarily practicing Catholics. Real Catholics know better. They know the teachings and live their lives as best they can.

Unfortunately, the majority of self-identified Catholics are not real Catholics. If they were, they would know that a Christian cannot be like everyone else. Today’s Gospel reading from the Book of Matthew talks about turning the other cheek and trying to be perfect like our Father in Heaven.

That is not how our society operates. Our modern culture is adamantly opposed to turning the other cheek and trying to be holy. America is now about getting ahead, keeping up with and exceeding the Joneses (or is it the Kardashians?), sticking it to one’s neighbor, and being all about number one.

Trust me, the number one I am talking about is not God.

If it were, we would realize that we need to place Him first, not screw over our neighbor, and practice personal sanctity.

That means we cannot have abortions or support so-called choice. We cannot use artificial birth control or have sex outside of marriage, which is between one man and one woman. Calling anything else marriage is endorsing a lie. We have to vote in accord with these beliefs. We have to be the other.

No one wants to feel excluded. I get that. I don’t. But in a society such as ours we have to be willing to be different. It is the only way we can change society. Or else society will change us as it already has so many of our brethren.

The funny thing is, since most people in this country identify as Christian, we don’t consider ourselves as outsiders. But that is what the true Christian is–we are supposed to be in the world, but not of the world.

We are told the outsiders in our society are homosexuals (who are constantly celebrated as being brave), ethnic minorities (who are constantly celebrated as being oppressed victims) and women (on whom war has allegedly been declared by the right wing). They are not outsiders but are mainstream and normal, especially if they are leftists who disdain traditional morality. Because we have been brainwashed that Christian morality is old-fashioned and not fitting with our new modern era.

So whether we like it or not, practicing Christians, especially Catholics, are the other. We are different. We should embrace it and realize we must conform ourselves to God’s will. We cannot and should not expect Him to bend His will to ours.

Don’t Support the Boy or Girl Scouts!

02/13/2014

I would like to support groups that help children grow, develop and become good American citizens. The Boy Scouts and the Girl Scouts are not these groups. Not anymore.

The Boy Scouts now allow so-called gay kids–like anyone should be thinking about sexuality as a child!–to become Scouts. In fact, a self-identified homosexual received the highest honor that the formerly beloved organization bestows; he was made an Eagle Scout. Yet there are still complaints about the Scouts’ schizophrenic policy which continues to disallow openly gay men from serving as scoutmasters.

Instead of worrying about the fairness of not permitting adult homosexuals to lead boys in learning how to be strong men, we should wonder how the most American of organizations could capitulate to the ever-raging, never-satisfied gay agenda. I have been writing about this for years and my most read entry from a few years ago was called “Are Gays Taking Over America?”. At the time, I think people could not see what I was getting at but now it is so patently obvious that no one can seriously deny that the gay takeover of America is almost complete.

Look at the various rulings by judges from Utah to Kentucky to Oklahoma–the heartland that does not want to promote sodomy–forcing so-called gay marriage on the unwilling. Coupled with the endless portrayals of heroic homosexuals on TV and in film, including characters who “realize” they are gay when they never lived that way before, such as on last night’s Super Fun Night, one cannot escape the gay lobby’s work. (And don’t forget the obsession with gay athletes!)

This is bad enough, but to sexualize children is inexcusable.

Organizations should try to protect children, not politicize them. The Scouts have turned their backs on teaching and protecting children who they originally tried to keep morally straight. The Scouts have abandoned their principles and parents should avoid them.

Likewise, the Girl Scouts, who make delicious cookies, are no longer the group we used to be able to support. Instead of promoting sodomy, they are heralding pro-abortion women as role models, even honoring Planned Parenthood. Many pro-lifers are boycotting this once-great organization by refusing to buy the cookies for which they are famous.

Trust me–I would love to buy the cookies, but as a person of principle, I cannot support in good conscience what these liberals are doing to the next generation of little girls.

Like the boys being forced to think about sodomy at a young age, our little girls are being taught to think that supporting abortion is a good thing. This is sexualizing our girls in a place where they should be allowed to be innocent, learn skills and develop their leadership ability.

To me the fact these organizations have abdicated their obligation to the children to become politically correct tells us all we need to know. Now that the elites have brainwashed the adults, they are trying to do the same to the children.

These folks are really determined to destroy traditional morality. Let’s not be part of this. Don’t enroll your kids in these organizations–find alternatives. And don’t buy their cookies or chocolates. It’s not worth it. And the kids will ultimately thank you!

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?


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