My latest blog post over at National Catholic Register analyzes a phenomenon I call “sugar bullies”
Sugar bullies are everywhere in our society. They push for progressive causes in schools, in politics, in business and in the Church. The sugar bullies appeal is one of total sentimentality. The sugar bully manipulates you by trying to touch your heart of compassion, your sense of fair play, your desire to be liked and your desire to be perceived as nice, kind, gentle and loving.
Don’t be taken in by it. Don’t appease the sugar bullies.
Here’s an example: “I don’t know why the Church doesn’t allow women to be ordained as priests. It’s so unfair! Sally is such a nice, kind and funny person. She’s so prayerful and helpful to others. She’d be such a wonderful priest! How can the Church be so unkind and hateful towards women and continue to deny Sally’s call to the priesthood?” The sugar bully comes across as the wonderfully kind and open hearted person and if you resist women’s ordination you are instantly portrayed as the big baddy.