by Pauly Fongemie
March 31, PM
The ongoing buzz about the Indiana law being rewritten to satisfy the
power lust of the rabid left is now at its zenith, sensing victory, a
foregone conclusion for those of us who have made it a lifetime
avocation to study the machinations of men intent on destroying any
lasting effects of Christendom. We are now at the point where even some
supposedly "Conservative" commentators are browbeating Catholic guests,
in so many words demanding submission because - and this is the
warmed-over phrase of the week - "But it's legal." As if this ought to
end the debate once and for all. This afternoon a very fine Catholic
gentleman who appeared on a disreputable "Conservative" news show was
given the treatment. To his lasting credit and I am sure his heavenly
crown in eternity, he did not budge, refused to be marginalized by such
a boorish elite. He maintained the injustice of the law forcing someone
to ignore their Catholic conscience in re
sodomy, to the chagrin of the perplexed host who clearly thought the
"legal" argument was the closer. I have watched this host on many an
occasion and I assure you he is not only a boor, but a bore as well. He
is that Trojan Horse in the Conservative camp who is tolerated so as to
provide a diverse opinion, which is really superfluous these days. This
does not provide balance, but merely serves to increase the imbalance
widespread throughout the media. Be that as it may, his efforts fell
flat. God bless the Catholic with courage, in such short supply in
these latter days when the Faith waxes colder and colder as America
pays scant lip service to Christ.
All sorts of sordid undertakings are legal. Let us take the most
common-occurring one for Americans in every strata, divorce and
remarriage. Everyone of us knows at least once such couple, openly
living in an objective state of adultery, legal or not. Legality cannot
confer morality upon that which is intrinsically immoral. Too many
people buy into the "It's legal" argument. I cannot help this;
subjectively, the judgment belongs to God alone and their confessor if
they have one, this is none of my business. If they are subjectively
innocent in some manner, then their culpability is reduced or entirely
absent and I am glad if that is the case, known only by God.
But there can be no possibility of reduced culpability for me because I
am not ignorant. I have an intellect and a conscience and I am bound to
use them to the best of my ability.
Couples who have divorced and "remarried" do not expect me to come to
their wedding, to send gifts or congratulations, to honor their
anniversaries with cards and flowers. They know better and do not send
me wedding invitations - all legal. None of them thinks I hate them,
none of them would ever accuse me of anything but kindness in the
general sense. Because that is who I am. They know that I love them
still, pray for them and love any children that may come as a result of
their "union". But they know where I stand.
I used to have my own catering business and I did a number of weddings.
No one ever asked me to cater a "second marriage", and I would have
refused to do so. I would cater a birthday party for a member of the
couple's family, something far different, just as if I were a bakery
operator I would sell a cake to someone who was living in any form of
sin, including the same sex attraction. People are entitled to
celebrate that which is legitimate, such as a birthday. There is no sin
involved, period! We are all sinners and require certain goods
and services for daily life, none of which are sins in of themselves. I
cannot imagine anyone I know refusing anyone such services, period!
I was qualified to be a public notary. After careful consideration I
declined because as a Catholic I might be called on to witness a civil
marriage which I do not uphold, legal or not, especially if a "second"
marriage of divorced persons. I could not in all conscience do so.
I almost became an attorney, but whether I did so or not, I knew with
certainty that I could never practice divorce law with a clean
conscience, just as if I were a pharmacist my establishment could never
and would never carry contraceptives, legal or not, just as no smut
magazines would be sold there. No ifs ands or buts. My business, my
This is how it should be.
Why should an Orthodox Jew be forced to violate his conscience just because he is a minority? Why should anyone?
In fact these purveyors of the BIG LIE are exerting their own
conscience rights as they see it, anyhow, to try to intimidate the rest
of us to give up ours. What audacity, what arrogance and presumption!
Legal Smeagle, it's a ruse counting on cowardice and a lack of reason, and it is certainly cynical.
With that gallant Catholic Gentleman, I lovingly, gratefully, accept
another thorn in the Crown that our loving Savior wore and is now
sharing with us as we, too, carry our cross all the way to Calvary. In
America, in every season, for every devout Catholic, it is always
Good Friday ...
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