Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Part 3 of Valerie Schmalz blockbuster series is up at Catholic San Francisco

This should be an example for every diocesan paper in the country.

Part 3 of Valerie Schmalz's must-read series describing the attack by homosexual activists on the Church continues in the September 26 issue of Catholic San Francisco. The digital version of the paper is already online. The series has been on the paper's front page for 3 weeks straight,  and quickly reached #1 on the website's "Most popular news stories" list. Faithful America, whom Schmalz has exposed, has used the series as a fundraising tool.

This week Ms. Schmalz tackles the phony "hate group" tactic used by homosexual activists. The story begins:

FBI does not support ‘hate group’charge by Faithful America
Pro marriage advocates say ‘hate’ charge a tactic to marginalize


Many Catholics and other San Francisco Bay Area residents were taken aback when Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone was accused of allying with a “hate group” and others who use “hate speech” by speaking at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. on June 19.

“Hate group” and “hate speech” are phrases that conjure images of skinhead attacks, Ku Klux Klan lynchings or beating up people because they are gay – all actions that would certainly be serious sins to Christians who believe in Christ’s command to “love one another.”

Because that charge was so incendiary, Catholic San Francisco took a closer look at the charges leveled by Faithful America against the Family Research Council and the National Organization for Marriage, organizers of the June 19 March for Marriage. Catholic San Francisco also examined the groups which leveled those charges…."

Later in the article, Schmalz continues:

‘Hate group’ charge

"The 'hate group' label used in the Faithful America petition and letter was devised by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group with no official government standing.

Based on interviews with a federal law enforcement official and others, the Southern Poverty Law Center lumps those who oppose same-sex marriage with racist supremacists.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not track “hate groups,” but investigates crimes, according to FBI spokesman Chris Allan. 'We are limited to investigate what a federal violation would be. It is not a crime to be part of a hate group it is only the action itself' of a hate crime which the FBI would investigate, said Allan, who also said the FBI had not investigated the Family Research Council for hate crimes…

The Southern Poverty Law Center official who spoke with Catholic San Francisco also said that the Family Research Council was placed on its 'hate map' for what it believes and what it says, not for any crimes"

The Southern Poverty Law Center are phonies with a political agenda. A simple example illustrates this: every year on Easter Sunday in San Francisco the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence conduct the Hunky Jesus contest, an event that mocks the torture and murder of Jesus Christ. That is a expression of hate of Christianity on the holiest day of the year for Christians.

You'd think a group that professes to be "teaching tolerance" might have something to say about this. But I just did a search for 'Hunky Jesus' on the Southern Poverty Law center's website. Here's the result:

Nothing. Nada. I doubt they would be so quiet if someone mocked the murder of, say, Matthew Shepherd. As I said the Southern Poverty Law Center are phonies with a political agenda.

Ms. Schmalz's article closes with two reflection on the ubiquitous lying that is part and parcel of the counterfeit marriage movement

"David is a member of Courage, the faithful Catholic group that ministers to people who experience same-sex attraction. Because he wishes to remain anonymous, in this article he is given a generic first name. He told

Catholic San Francisco the emphasis on hate speech is part of a strategy to demonize those who promote chastity. 'The trick of the enemy is to say the opposite of the truth,' said David, who said Courage relies on anonymity much as Alcoholics Anonymous does. 'The ones who are talking about bullying are running the big bully networks.'

The issue is a fundamental disconnect in world view and of each other, said Robert Reilly, author of 'Making Gay Okay' (Ignatius Press, 2014). 'People who are ruled by their passion which they think is love can only imagine opposition coming from another passion. The opposite is hatred,' Reilly said, but the supporters of marriage between one man and one woman are animated by a belief in a truth, not by hatred, he said.

Reilly quoted George Orwell, author of the novel '1984' which describes a totalitarian future where all thought is controlled and recast: 'The more a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.'

This is the best work Catholic San Francisco has ever done. It should be a model for every other diocesan paper in the country.

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