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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Severing the Body Politic; Gay Catholic Clubs on Campus

Timothy Birdnow

A while back I wrote about the trend in Catholic institutions of higher learning to promote and celebrate homosexuality despite Church teaching. Bear in mind; I am in no way excusing discrimination or hatred towards gay people, quite the contrary; to be a true Christian one loves and accepts people with all manner of faults and sins, and I certainly have more than my fair share. But the Church teaches that homosexual BEHAVIOR is a major sin, one leading to eternal damnation, and promoting and celebrating a "lifestyle choice" involving something that can lead to eternal damnation is not an act of love but of hatred. The Church has a duty to disapprove of organized groups promoting homosexuality and the gay agenda.

That said, I direct your attention to this piece from TFP Student Action that John Ritchie kindly forwarded to me; at least 107 pro-homosexual clubs can be found on Catholic Campuses nationwide.

From the article:

"After examining the official web sites of 244 Catholic universities and colleges in America, TFP Student Action found that 107 – or 43% – recognize student clubs that favor the homosexual agenda. Many of these clubs promote same-sex “marriage,” open homosexuality in the military, and push for the mainstreaming of unnatural vice.

Here are a few examples:

Saint Norbert College’s Rainbow Alliance promotes anti-Catholic events such as Celebrate Bisexuality Day, National Coming Out Day, Transgender Day, and Gender Bender Dances.

The University of Notre Dame’s Core Council for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Questioning Students promotes a campus wide Day of Silence, and works to implement “educational programming on gay and lesbian issues.”

Georgetown University promotes a “Genderfunk Drag Ball” described in these terms: “No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life, only you can say you’re born this way. Uncap the lipstick, break out the fishnets, draw on the 'stache, unleash the chest hair, and redefine gender in your own way… Challenge yourself, challenge the binary.”

End excerpt.

This is astonishing, given the seriousness that Catholics are supposed to employ on matters of Faith and Morals. Would they have a club promoting obesity, or drunkenness as a virtue? Would the local KKK be invited on campus? How about a club dedicated to removing the stigma from bestiality, or necrophilia? Surely, if we can accept one exception, why not more? Necrophilia may not be exactly consensual, but it is surely victimless; the former occupant of the object of affection no longer has any interest in what she left behind.

What makes one of these good and the other bad? From a religious standpoint they all count as sin.

And the Bible - and the Pope - make it clear that it IS a sin. Again, do not misunderstand; I say this with no condemnation - we have all sinned and fallen short. I certainly do not want to cast the first stone here.

But I also do not think that refusing to judge means celebrating. Here is what the Bible says;

"Corinthians 6:9-11
New International Version (NIV)

9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men[a] 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God."

End excerpt.

So, should Catholic colleges start drunkards clubs, adulterer clubs, swindler clubs? Will slander become the new college chic, with gossips and wagging tongues declaring themselves righteous and deserving of respect? Will adulterers claim they were born that way, and can't control their actions?

People control their natural urges all the time. Potty training is the first step in the process; it is natural to go when the urge comes upon us. We learn to wait, to hold it until the appropriate time. We do not always eat when hungry, drink when thirsty. We have some urges we do not obey at all. Murder is an urge natural to Man, for instance. Ditto assault. Is it any wonder that, in a world where we demand instant gratification and the right to "do it if it feels good" that not only are all manner of sexual behaviors becoming commonplace but so is violent crime? Stealing is natural. Adultery is natural. Lying is natural. Jealousy and covetousness are natural. These things are banned not because they are somehow artifical things but because they come entirely too naturally to humanity. Every married man knows the urge to jump on some woman not his wife. The point is, he can choose not to. And society is supposed to be structured to make it easier for him not to. There is supposed to be support, encouragement, to disobey the natural urges. What is happening these days is entirely 180 degrees out of phase; the encouragement is toward breaking the social guardrails, toward letting the inner beast emerge. Homosexual clubs have that purpose in mind. And the Church, the ultimate guardrail, should be anathema to anything that rips open the heart of Man.

Pick this lock at your peril. Societies that do fall into chaos, into hatred, into terrible calamity. Sexual immorality in France gave them Robespierre and the excesses of the French Revolution. Sexual immorality in Germany both prior to WWI and especially between the two World Wars gave them Hitler. While other factors were at work, the public lost it's sense of morality, became open to bad behavior in the interests of excusing the seeking of pleasure. Morality and order go hand in hand, and prosperity is tied to both.

Which is why I cringe when I hear conservatives argue that we should stay off social issues; these cannot be separated from the economic any more than your head can be severed from your kidneys. They are part of a body, which will die if it is sliced asunder. In fact, the morals are the head; you can live with renal failure - uncomfortably to be sure - but not without a hat carrier. Nations survive bad economic times, but they rarely survive long with immorality.

And morality is a top priority of all churches in general and the Catholic Church in particular. They should be ashamed!

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