Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"That's what gay pride is all about.”

"We just want to be treated like everyone else." That’s the mantra of the gay rights activists…

But that’s neither true nor possible because the self-identification based on sexual desire gives sex a place all out of proportion to the rest of life. The result is the destruction of human dignity. Read this story from the Boston Herald: Sex acts on Provincetown beaches prompt outrage. For those who don’t know, Provincetown is the “gay mecca” of Cape Cod. To get an idea what this means, here’s their local web paper.

Of course, in San Francisco, we’re all too familiar with the assertion of gay "pride":



The above photo is from the San Francisco 2008 "Pride" parade, censored for this website. (in the original, they are completely nude). We don't like to show this, but you've got to see it to believe it. These guys are in the very center of the city--the corner of First and Market Street. Can you imagine such a thing in the Columbus Day Parade, or the Chinese New Year Parade, or even the Mardi Gras? These people would be arrested immediately. But that does not happen-- gay "pride," combined with political power, destroys the rule of law. Now they're hoping to destroy marriage.

The heading for this post comes from a San Francisco Chronicle story about a woman firefighter riding topless in the parade. The only reason this was even considered newsworthy is because she was wearing her badge at the time, which is against department rules. Said Sabine Balden: "I'm perfectly happy to be riding topless in the parade. That's what gay pride is all about.”

Well, that’s not all it is about. According to the San Francisco Department of Public Health’s HIV/AIDS Annual Epidemiology Report for the year 2006 there were more than 19 times as many cases of syphilis among men having sex with men as there were among the entire rest of the city's population combined. And that's from a group that is only 8.3% of the city's population.

We thank our Archdiocese for preventing Catholic parishes from marching in the parade this year. That’s a start. At least Catholic parishes are not publicly endorsing such behavior. But how much more we are called upon to do, always beginning with prayer for our same-sex attracted brothers and sisters.

In this area of the apostolate, thanks be to God for "Courage" :

"By developing an interior life of chastity, which is the universal call to all Christians, one can move beyond the confines of the homosexual identity to a more complete one in Christ."

Posted by Gibbons

2 comments:

Terry Carroll said...

You said: "gay "pride," combined with political power, destroys the rule of law. Now they're hoping to destroy marriage."

I don't disagree with you at all, but let's be historically honest: the gay community is not the biggest or even the most important threat to the institution of marriage.

"No fault divorce," which passed through legislatures with nary a word of protest from the Catholic or Christian communities long before the "gay marriage" debate, has done more to destroy the institution of marriage than any other single factor. The gay community is simply building on the foundation laid by others before it.

"Gay marriage" is an important issue, but its consequences are as nothing compared to what we've legislatively allowed and done to ourselves through "no fault divorce."

Just as we distract ourselves from the more important issue of "Catholics in the pews" by focusing on Catholic politicians receiving or being denied Communion, so are we distracted from the much larger elephant in the room by going ballistic over "gay marriage" while ignoring "no fault divorce."

Gibbons J. Cooney said...

Some things I agree with there, Terry. But I notice you say, essentially, that gay "marriage" is building on the foundation laid by no fault divorce. But then we have to ask: what's the foundation that no fault divorce is built on? Easy: self-indulgence.

The apotheosis of self-indulgence was the 60’s and it's only because of the cultural destruction we've gone through since, that same-sex "marriage" is even conceivable.

When people started thinking of marriage as just one relationship among others, bingo, we had no fault divorce. Makes sense, if marriage IS just one relationship among others. So the problem is many people think that marriage IS just one relationship among others. That’s why people support same-sex “marriage.”

One good thing about the same-sex “marriage” debate is that people will be forced to think about what marriage really is, and why it is unique, and why it has been understood as unique throughout history. In fighting to defend marriage against the same-sex “marriage” onslaught, we are also of necessity fighting to restore a proper understanding of what marriage is.