Cardinal Robert Sarah, who has the exalted title of Prefect for the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Sacraments, attacked gender ideology, same-sex marriage, and transgender toilet policies when he addressed the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC on Tuesday, which ironically happened to be International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
He described them all as “demonic attacks” on humanity, according to this report.
The battle to preserve the roots of mankind is perhaps the greatest challenge our world has faced since its origins.
Sarah blasted gender ideology as “ideological colonisation” and lamented the “insidious” dismantling of religious freedom in the United States.
Sarah warned that:
Sadly, the advent of artificial reproductive technologies, surrogacy, so-called homosexual ‘marriage;, and other evils of gender ideology, will inflict even more wounds in the midst of generations we live with.
This is why it is so important to fight to protect the family, the first cell of the life of the Church and every society. It is not about abstract ideas. It is not an ideological war between competing ideas. This is about defending ourselves, children, and future generations from a demonic ideology that says children do not need mothers and fathers. It denies human nature and wants to cut off entire generations from God.
Today we are witnessing the next stage and the consummation of the efforts to build a utopian paradise on earth without God … All manner of immorality is not only accepted and tolerated today in advanced societies, but even promoted as a social good. The result is hostility to Christians, and, increasingly, religious persecution.
Nowhere is [this] clearer than in the threat that societies are visiting on the family through a demonic ‘gender ideology’, a deadly impulse that is being experienced in a world increasingly cut off from God through ideological colonialism.
Do we not see signs of this insidious war in this great nation of the United States?. In the name of ‘tolerance’, the Church’s teachings on marriage, sexuality, and the human person are dismantled. The legalisation of same-sex marriage, the obligation to accept contraception within healthcare programs, and even ‘bathroom bills’ that allow men to use the women’s restroom and locker rooms. Should not a biological man use the men’s restroom? How simpler can that concept be?
Advanced societies, including, I regret, this nation, have done and continue to do everything possible to legalise such situations.
Sarah offered the faithful three suggestions: be prophetic, be faithful, and pray.
I am confident that your efforts will no doubt contribute to protecting human life, strengthening the family, and safeguarding religious freedom not only here in these United States, but everywhere in the world. For in the end it is ‘God or nothing’.
If this doesn’t convince you that religion is full of shit, hop across to the the Friendly Atheist for a report that says a Florida mum was so ecstatic to find to a cross-shaped poo mark on her kid’s diaper that she posted a picture of it on Facebook, saying:
I believe all things are possible with God.
Hat tip: Trevor Blake, Angela _K and Barriejohn (Friendly Atheist report)