by Pauly Fongemie
May 22, 2015
FRIDAY, THE DAY OF PENANCE
We, too, wear a crown of thorns like our Savior, although, unlike
His Crown, our prickly brambles do not show to the naked eye. Our
agonizing crown is like His in that it is also the crown of contempt
This unremitting indignity was once again imbedded spike by spike, as
usual from a well-placed person in the media who surely ought to know
better than fall for a canard from those with a vested interest in
demeaning, demoralizing, and dismissing Christians as haters - those
who insist that if one does not accept acts of sodomy as moral, then
this automatically means, by definition, Christians who believe in the
reality of Hell [for themselves, not only others] are hate mongers. In
other words, it is now a sin to posit the evil of hellish sin itself.
This is not only unjust and vicious, it is irrational. If the mere
insistence that sin is sin deems the one so doing a hater, then that
awful person, considered evil himself - an irony and hypocrisy - would
have to go around hating every single person in the world, including
himself, because all men, even the just man, falls at least seven times
a day, biblically speaking. To know that a human action is condemned by
God is not equivalent to hating the sinner, precisely because the truth
sets us free, recognizes the inner dignity of every person created by God and to hate anyone, even an enemy, is roundly condemned by God!
I always find it interesting, not just pathetic, that those who condemn
hate so much seem to spout hate themselves. At least that is how they
appear. I will always remember another well-known media star that used
to rant on and on about those awful hate-filled pro-lifers in one
sentence, and in the very next he would vehemently proclaim his hatred
of them. That's right, folks, he would say, "I hate them." So much for
being a role model for not hating, not to mention being disqualified
for committing the actual sin he imagined in those he disagreed with! Par for the course, of course.
The entire premise is disingenuous because it is unevenly applied, in
fact, almost always applied only against Christians who uphold
Tradition, not the cafeteria variety, so prevalent today, even in Rome.
A few examples ought to suffice:
1. While the homosexual collective promotes the concentrating on
persons with this attraction, rather than the unnatural, degrading acts
themselves, which serves to deflect from the nature of the actual
societal sea change at hand - the lack of shame, something which is far
less sinful, if at all, is rendered a new iniquity - smoking, even in
private. Smoking is still legal in our locale, yet a number of retail
establishments have stopped carrying these items in their inventory,
The smoker now has a limited source for purchasing a cigar, for
instance. Almost like the porn shop in a red light district he has to
go to a smoke shop or get someone in the only grocery chain in the area
to unlock a cabinet to procure a pack of cigarettes. Some employers now
will not hire anyone who smokes, even if only at home - it is
considered so unhealthy it is a liability. This is a bit draconian for
my taste, but then I am no longer an employer. I am not a smoker and
find the habit unpleasant to be around. I am only using this case as a
comparative lesson. There was a time when we had our senses about us
and knew the danger not only to souls, but to society, of wide scale
approval for unnatural acts. Today it is, Sodomy, good, smoking, bad. How far we have come, to quote the phrase!
I note that when the smoker is told he can no longer purchase his
product at such and such a public establishment, he does not scream, my
rights are being violated. He politely proceeds to buy smokes
elsewhere. Of course, smokers are not an accredited protected class.
Everyone focuses on the habit of smoking itself - how disgusting etc.
The smoker himself is never considered. Hmmm ... But with sexual
perversion, we must never never focus on this aspect, a perversion that
affects more than just the acts thmselves, for homosexuality is a grave
disorder, but only on the rights of the persons involved. This is
having it both ways, or the old double standard. Until the medical
experts - so-called, that is, became politically correct, society knew
that the practice of
homosexuality was neither normative or healthy. Even in ancient
societies, pre-Christianity, where homosexuality occurred in those rare
circumstances, it was never judged normal, and where tolerated, it was
expected to be a passing phase before marriage. And it was strictly relegated to certain boundaries within social strata. [Randy Engel, The Rite of Sodomy, pp. 6-8] Mrs. Engel further cited Fr. Enrique Rueda's The Homosexual Network,
p. 252, wherein he writes: "However, in recent years, the homosexual
movement has attempted to focus attention on the homosexual person as a
member of a 'repressed' or 'discriminated' class rather than on his
acts that are so perverse they are innately repulsive to the normal
individual." Today that has changed - all discourse, civil and not so
civil centers on the rights of a protected class over that of others
who have no such legal safeguards over their persons, property or
beliefs. Merely holding a belief constitutes a hateful act, with no
consideration given to motives, sincerity, and so forth, while the
favored class, the subversive in nature is heaped with all kinds of
acclamations of goodness, beauty, talent, and the like. They are not
only protected, they are glorified over the normative.
This is a strong signal that society is in free fall from the bond of
the natural law. This descent into degradation is spiraling in
concentric circles - the meltdown of respect for the community police
officer - the case in Baltimore but the most prominent current example.
The police, or the normative officer of law and order, peace, is now
public enemy #1 and the hoodlum or thug is free to ravage and kill when
and where and however he decides. The sine qua non of
signals was the patently political speech of the DA there who said she
heard the message of the mob and their time had arrived. This
incredible announcement was preceded by the mayor telling the crowd she
was giving the mob time and space to destroy property in lieu of a
peaceful demonstration. Now the show political trial of the century
begins this summer. It promises to be a long hot one, for certain, in
more ways than one. Meanwhile the police cannot do their duty as they
have been so restricted in their authority they are useless and open to
attack themselves. What next, disarming them all together? Subversion
is subversion and when one form is permitted the sanction of a brutal
bully pulpit with which to browbeat and intimidate those who are unlike
them, the "permission slip" expands to include any defiant faction with
an assumed grievance, whether valid or not, disregarding the normal
manner of redress. This is mob rule through fear of riotous acts and is
not justice. How will those 6 police officers receive a fair trial at
all, given the extensive publicity that has inflamed sentiments? Now, I
don't know if one or more are guilty of any misconduct, but in the
mob's mind, guilty already!
In other words, the natural law, which is the boundary for human
actions alone and with one another, which law is inherent in man's very
nature, by definition and hence the name of natural applied to the law,
is a cohesive unity that is part of man's very dignity, his nature as a
created person, subject to his Creator, not to tyrannize, but to free
in the nobility of virtue, just as children are subject to their mother
and father, not out of a need to dominate, but to rear young men and
women of character and ability, or, to turn out sons and daughters who
are civilized and not young savages.
There used to be two sexes, per the natural law of creation.
Chromosomes determined sex. In those rare situations where there was
some abnormality, the case was not allowed to alter reality for
everyone else. Now there are said to exist at least 20 genders! And
these people are not kidding!
The natural law is normative and because it is simultaneously a sphere
of connected prescribed and proscribed human actions, when one or more
aspects of that law are disregarded by legal mandate, the whole law
unravels thread by thread until society itself is in tatters. This is
what is happening before our very eyes now. Homofascism and its
distortion of authentic rights is part and parcel of this willful
declivity, a treacherous act of total subversion, changing the very
meaning of things as they were meant to be, for a faux
sense of justice and the meaninglessness of life that ultimately pervades
primarily through divide and conquer, ennui resulting from constant
battles to wage and then giving up. Homofascism has nothing to lose and
everything to gain because the battlefield is uneven, for the two
primary sides have a different arsenal to draw from, one that is honest
and ethical and has limitations because of the natural law itself, and
the other, no holds barred because the law is now corrupted by courts
with agendas that do not arise from normative justice at all.
LAWLESSNESS IS NOW THE DOMINANT FORCE IN LAW.
The irrational, the unjust, the untamed, the immoral, barbarity of all
types have been unleashed like a runaway train and thus far there are
no stop signs in sight. This is why a criminal can commit depraved
acts in a Washington, DC home, killing an innocent child in a crime so
unspeakable, the normal person can scarcely come to grips with it. This
is the beginning of the continual horror picture show in our Bijou
living rooms, that penultimate perturbation taking on dimensions even
the most uncaring person in the world will come to rue, then it will
be, alas, too late. There is no coming back from the deliberate will to
sacrifice the natural law, it is a bridge too far. Only
human beings who think they have the right to have contempt for those
things commanded by God are so blind they cannot foresee the hideous
forces they are setting free to destroy freedom itself. The end of all
liberalism, by very design is tyranny, then anarchy, then annihilation. Nihilism, de facto and de jure.
To point this out is an act of love, not hate, just as an older sister
warns her younger brother that there are natural consequences to
breaking the rules. It is easily remedied if that transgression is but a
hand in the forbidden cookie jar, but not so those transgressions that
mock the meaning of natural order, law and justice and the right of
sincerely formed consciences.
When the New York Times writes
that Christians must be compelled to approve of sodomy and there is no
uproar in the rest of the media, it's all over but the weeping and
gnashing of teeth. Especially when Hilary Clinton, that icon of
honesty, adored by the media, echoes the threat.
2. Toleration. What a travesty and misnomer. First it ain't mutual, but deliberately one-sided to benefit those in charge, the elite.
Does anyone seriously believe that if a bakery were owned by a sodomite and
his partner, that they would cater a wedding of two devout traditional
Catholics, known to oppose "gay marriage" if asked?
To ask is to answer.
It is all backwards, upside down now, the perverse trumping the normal,
with contempt and contumely for the sincere Christian the electrical fuse ....
And this is why, alas and alas again, the Roman Pontiff can go on and
on about sins against the environment with but an euphemistic yawn
about buggery in high and low places, with "Catholic" Ireland looming
into lechery heretofore unknown ....
Man thinks he can dispense with the Word of God without consequences,
and now the Pope's pet theologian is telling the world we no longer
have to take Christ's Words into consideration, if we don't want to.
Imagine!!!!!!! This is contempt, folks, hardened, inured, damnable
The horror picture show at the Bijou and then some .... beyond words to describe ....
Three cheers for Sen. Ted Cruz who turned the tables on the media
obsessed with those they think are obsessed with sin! I, too, am
turning the tables on this impertinent mediapert:
"Why do you think it is a sin - hate - to uphold the reality of sin?