I put a link to this on an earlier post, but it somehow got switched for another link while I was off Sunday.
I think it’s important to see this. Note, that it is not just an attack on traditional marriage, but contains slurs against Christianity, as well. Go here to see it.
I’ve read posts about this event saying all the usual things. You know, bigoted Christians “overreact.” Natalie Grant just did it for the promotional value. That kind of stuff.
The bigoted Christians “overreact” is a standard ploy being used against us. I heard it when I said the DOMA decision was going to destroy marriage. I had it leveled against me again when I said that the storefront euthanasia practiced in Switzerland and the Belgian decision to allow euthanasia for children and those with dementia, combined with the destruction of marriage, made Western Civilization a dead man walking.
The first comments last summer made me parse my public statements just a bit, even though I knew what I knew and I was also aware that the people saying this to me knew nothing. But still, there was that niggling “What if I’m wrong?” thought.
The even more aggressive comments I got (which were deleted before they got to this blog, btw) when I said Western civilization is a dead man walking didn’t bother me at all.
These comments are like the man with the pan of water, telling the frog to calm down and stop overreacting.
There is no basis in fact for the absolutely stupid, “calm down, nobody’s forcing churches to perform gay marriages” statements. The truth is, churches in Britain have been sued to attempt to force them to perform gay marriages. The USCCB in this country has been sued for teaching Catholic teaching. And Loyola Chicago opened its campus venues to gay wedding receptions under direct penalty of law.
I think Loyola Chicago should have tried using their spines to stand upright and filed suit against this egregious law. They should never have complied with it. Whatever happened to the historic loyalty and courage of the Jesuits?
Everything I’ve described has happened in the past few weeks. We are witnessing a cultural implosion, and it is aimed first of all at the Church.
There are times when people do overreact. But this isn’t one of them.