“Fighting for ‘Gay Marriage’ Generally Involves LYING” (states Masha Gessen, LGBT activist)
With little over a month to go for the referendum on so-called gay marriage bill in Ireland, with all the indications pointing to a “yes” vote winning over the “no” vote, comes this most revealing YouTube video from Mandate for Marriage of the sneaky, lying aims of those promoting the ‘gay marriage’ abomination.
But wait – this is not all! What about all those coming “yes” votes from those who identify themselves as ‘Catholic’, especially those among our clergy? The ACP, imbibed (in their own words) with the “spirit” of Vatican II has issued surely the most cowardly and treacherous statement imaginable on this coming referendum:
“The Association of Catholic Priests (ACP) in Ireland has decided not to adopt a position in favour or against the Marriage Equality referendum!
At the same time we appeal for a respectful and civilised debate in which the issues involved can be discussed in a calm and reasonable manner. Sexual orientation does not debar anyone from God’s love. If as priests we are speaking on this matter, we need to remember that the use of intemperate language can cause deep hurt among gay people and their families, as well as doing further damage to an already ailing church. The ACP asserts the particular responsibility that devolves on priests to measure their words carefully, and not to direct their parishioners to vote Yes or No.
We look forward to a debate that will be characterized by freedom of speech and respectful listening so that the best result for the Irish people might be reached.“
What? Did I read that right? And these are the men who vowed to uphold the Church’s teachings on Faith and Morals, and to lead souls to Heaven? Without a doubt, the snakes (or evils) that were driven out of Ireland by the great St. Patrick, have returned in force. The utter confusion of most of the commenters below the ACP statement, and in the country at large, says it all. And who is the originator of confusion among the faithful? Yup – the first ‘serpent’ mentioned in the Bible, ‘the father of lies’.
After a first post by an Irish Catholic blogger entitled “Irish clergy refuse to defend Marriage” giving some unsettling data on how (and why) Mass attendance has dropped so low since Diarmuid Martin became Archbishop of Dublin, he/she writes a followup on the subject of the disgraceful stance of the ACP where he says:
“Fr. Brendan Hoban spoke on RTE Radio about this topic with words that were so far removed from Catholicism that it is hard to imagine someone on the Yes side of the marriage referendum feigning interest in the faith with as much effort to be subversive as he is. He tells people to look at the issues and make an assessment of them.
Quick look, it’s a mortal sin. It’s that simple.”
It is heart-breaking and tragic that the Emerald Isle, a land once known as an “Island of Saints” and steeped in Catholic piety, whose missionaries brought the Gospel to great parts of the world; who in previous centuries faithfully rekindled devotion to the Bride of Christ in the West; who held onto their Catholic Faith at such high cost during those dark Penal years… should now, according to the preliminary opinion polls, be voting to overturn God’s law by legalising same-sex ‘marriage’! Or in other words – preparing to welcome “a state-sanctioned celebration of perversion”! In truth, Ireland’s plunge into widespread apostasy over such a short period of time, encouraged and abetted by the complacency of many of its Catholic clergy, is simply terrifying to behold.
Taken from a comment on a post entitled, “Evil: Is It Ever Moral To Be Neutral” on the Catholic Truth blog about the approaching referendum: “Not very long ago one would have been considered a lunatic to predict the legalisation of homosexual ‘marriage’ (an unmatchable oxymoron). […] Along with abortion, euthanasia, divorce, and contraception what we are dealing with is the latest wave in the tsunami of depravity inundating the western world. Does all this not reflect Our Lady’s warning at Fatima? […] This story is just one more lamentable example of the repudiation of the Social Kingship of Christ and the undeniable withdrawal of graces in the post-conciliar wilderness. And we’re not just talking about lack of catechesis and faulty theology here. The gravity of sodomy, like killing unborn children, is a question of very basic natural law, knowable by any illiterate bushman who has never seen a missionary.
“The effects of modernist mind rot, as well those of the devil, the flesh and the world are there for all to see. I think Saint Thomas Aquinas wrote something along the lines that when men separate themselves from God, their intellects become dulled. The US Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor, who described herself as a “hillbilly Thomist”, and who died in 1964, once wrote that “the moral sense has been bred out of certain sections of the population, like the wings that have been bred off certain chickens to produce more white meat on them”. “Certain sections” is now virtually the entire western world.”
Our Blessed Lord stated clearly that, “He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth” (Matt.12:30).
A few hours before his death G.K. Chesterton pronounced these sombre words: “The issue is now quite clear: it is between light and darkness and everyone must choose his side.”
“In our time more than ever before, the chief strength of the wicked lies in the cowardice and weakness of good men…All the strength of Satan’s reign is due to the easing-going weakness of Catholics”- Pope Saint Pius X.
It is startlingly evident, that all those members of the ACP (and every other Irish voter) who choose “not to adopt a position against the inappropriately named ‘Marriage Equality’ referendum” are siding with those who are against Our Blessed Lord and His Divine Law.
[Last Tuesday a statement was issued by Ireland’s Catholic bishops and published in the Irish Times, warning that the church may no longer perform the civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to same-sex couples. Martin Long, director of the Catholic Communications Office said: “At the moment on behalf of the State, the priest acts as the solemniser of the marriage between a woman and a man. Obviously if the definition of marriage changes then this role will change.”]