“In time of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell
More and more are we seeing that what George Orwell said is becoming ever more common and it is becoming more difficult to tell the truth in an ever increasingly intolerant society. Yet this society wraps itself under the banner of “tolerance”, “rights” and “freedoms” when really it does the opposite to anyone who does not conform to their ideals and morals.
This situation is most apparent with the homosexual movement and its attack on those who defend traditional marriage and their religious beliefs.
There are many disturbing examples of individuals and Catholic organizations who are being threatened because they are standing up for the truth. What is the truth? Well a few weeks ago Professor Mark Regnerus, of Sociology at the University of Texas did an extensive academic study on the mental health of children by heterosexual couples and homosexual couples. His findings: that children of homosexual parents have significantly more social and mental-health problems than children of heterosexual parents. Because of his study the University of Texas has launched a “scientific misconduct” investigation. For more information click here.
By doing this the university is saying is that the mental health of our children (and our future) does not matter and what is more important is the lifestyle and wants of another.
Another story that is disturbing is that the new Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, could see himself imprisoned for speaking out in support of traditional marriage. For more information click here.
From these examples I am more convinced that we do not live in an age of reason any more, but an age of convenience. Where the truth and reason are only accepted if it is convenient and conforms to today’s societal norms. If you do not conform then you will be threatened, silenced and/or jailed.
Many priests and faithful Catholics believe that it will be through the homosexual movement and their push for more human “rights” is trampling on the individual and religious rights of many – in particular the Catholics.
What will it take? At what cost will we Catholics mobilize and speak out for the truth? It is happening but it is because pressure from organizations and Western governments are leaving us with only two options: go against your faith or stand up for it.
Some food for thought: Cardinal Francis Eugene George said in 2010,”I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square”
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