RUNNING, RUNNING, ALL FALL DOWN NOW
By Pauly Fongemie
April 26, 2015
Running, running, they are all running, running away now - all fall down?
As we watch those valiant souls who are being persecuted with heavy
fines for not assisting others to commit mortal sins crying out to
Heaven for vengeance from God, we are forced to witness the loathsome,
rank cowardice from GOP Presidential candidates who claim to be
Constitutionalists and conservatives, as they fall in line one by one with the
merest peep from the press, to wit: while not in favor of "gay
weddings", they have no problem attending one, if it concerned those
they profess to love and or members of their families. Hmmm ...
Let's see, if I have this straight, no pun intended.
Sodomy is against the natural law,
but if someone I know and like wants to do it and have it officially
sanctioned by government, well, that's okay by me, I will even attend
such a "ceremony".
I ask, as any thinking person must and ought,
is this like accompanying a relative who is about to insult his
neighbor's wife because he has an unresolved beef with the neighbor -
say tell her she is big and fat - perfectly legal, but immoral - going
with him for support even though one disagrees with such
undignified, ugly unChristian behavior? Better still, is
this like taking your cousin to get an abortion, although you know it
is murder, "legal" or not, but she wants your help with transportation
and the solace of your company, so you take her anyway?
There is only one honest answer, if one is being honest in the first
If you are a Catholic you know this is one of the nine accessories to
sin, mortal sin; if you assist in the vice of sodomy, when you are not
physically dragged there against your will, you are guilty of the sin
of Sodom yourself, just as facilitating an abortion is an
excommunicating offense, the same for the one getting the abortion.
How easily and swiftly the mighty fall before the foe and the
fight has yet begun in earnest! If you think things are nasty now, you
are naive; the confirmed homosexualist is filled with hatred and malice
and spite and he has the resolve to use it by any and all means at his
disposal, all the more readily acquired when men who ought to know
better and be better are irresolute. To quote a popular populist, "Folks
you ain't seen nothin' yet!"
When I speak of these people I do not mean every person with same-sex
attraction. I mean certain powerful activists - brutish thugs who
observe no limits to their power.
We haven't heard from all the Republicans yet, but this is anything but an auspices sign of coming attractions.
Two of the candidates went so far to say "Gay marriage" was a state's rights' issue. Wrong, fellas.
It belongs to the realm of the natural law, which no man or government,
state, local or federal has any authority to overturn. No sin - and
sodomy is a sin, not a mere "lifestyle choice" although the inclination to commit it is not in of
itself - is a human right,
as there is no right to sin. This does not
mean that every sin falls under the purview of the government to
regulate - in strictly human terms, this all-encompassing power would
be worse than the sin it was attempting to ban. Being physically
capable of an act that may not be regulated due to other exigencies,
does not confer a right; rights exist because of prior existing
responsibilities, excepting one case - the right to life, which comes
before all other rights; in the case of the moral law or natural law,
man is responsible for saving his soul. He is free to choose not to do
so, because God compels no man in that He endowed him with free will,
but this is not a right in of itself, but a tragedy that need not be,
to choose evil and avoid good.
Now man may commit sins, many of them, this is undeniable, a fact of
life. This is a habitual state of fallen man without the aid of the
grace of God and many trials before the habit of a particular virtue to
combat a vice can be instilled. But this is not the same as a
state-endorsed " right" to sin and what is more, the hubris and malice
to force someone else to approve of the sin and to assist in
celebrating its commission and expansion. Never before in the history
of man has such a deed been attempted!
What next, forcing doctors to do abortions, priests to witness these
so-called "weddings", and so forth? We need to ask, given the
trajectory we have embarked upon. If society evolves and approves,
well, you know ... and we all know the power lust in those with the
lust for power and the enmity to wield it.
Has it occurred to anyone to contemplate that many of these businesses
owned by Christians, practicing Christians, not in name only, are being
Think about this, the devout Christian is a distinct minority, an
oddity even among other self-professed Christians; thus in sheer
numbers alone, their businesses related to weddings are but a pittance,
yet so often the target, even in populous locales - one would think
that if chosen at random, there would be fewer incidences. After all we
know about the targeting of a pizza business that does not even cater
weddings of any kind - it was strictly a "gotcha moment" to intimidate
the rest of us. When those who ought to know better are as weak and
feckless as they appear to be, who are in a position to effect true
justice - the right not to be forced to commit sin, for instance - but
who cave under the slightest pressure, the homofascists among us are
emboldened to flex their muscles beyond the usual restraints. Those
boundaries are gone now, no physical borders of nationhood, no moral
boundaries of common decency and self-discipline.
Let's go back to these targeted businesses, say a bakery. Bakery #1 is
owned by Sally who is 68 years old and works alone most days, with one
part time employee. She is not feeling too chipper and is thinking of
retiring, but she needs the income, at least some of it, as yet. So she
is still open for business. Jack and Jill come in to ask about a
wedding cake for their marriage celebration at St. Joseph's Catholic
Church parish hall. Their original caterer died suddenly. Sally simply
does not feel like doing one more cake that week, emergency or not. She
does not bother to explain about her troubles as this is her problem
and not theirs. She declines to take their patronage and suggests Mr.
Smith down the street who specializes in wedding cakes. The couple
leaves, unperturbed and understanding, although they do not know
exactly why she declined. But they understand it is her business and
she does not have to cater cakes until she drops and so forth. No law
suit is forthcoming and everything is as it should be.
Bakery #2 is owned by Tom, a devout Catholic. Bill and Bob come in to
arrange for a wedding cake for their "ceremony". Tom declines, not
saying why, just like Sally did, but instead of common sense
prevailing, and common decency - understanding the rights of others,
not just their own supposed rights, they insist he make the cake. Even
if he were merely exhausted or over-extended with clients, he is now
subject to the "treatment". Bill and Bob are a same-sex couple so they
are automatically ceded special rights - no one may refuse their
patronage, all with the help of the unjust fascist courts. The
presumption is always in their favor versus the owner. Now Tom would
not bake the cake anyway, but he is actually, as it happens over-booked
due to an employee quitting unexpectedly. He will be punished for what
he does not do, not for what he does. If I do not stop to help you
change a flat tire, and you are robbed later, am I guilty of theft?
Under the homofascist view of the law, if consistency prevailed as
justice out to be even-handed, yes. We are not only our brother's
keeper, he is ours, lock, stock and barrel, whether it is morally licit
or not, where sodomy is celebrated. More and more normalcy is being
limited and circumvented so that the abnormal be given pride of place.
Common decency and mutual toleration have gone the way of common sense and we all know it now.
I wonder if even Sally would be a target, although she was merely
getting old and not feeling too well; the fact that I am propelled to
wonder says much does it not? about the perilous, parlous state normal
citizens who just want to mind their own business are in - a perpetual
state of jeopardy? Guilty until proven innocent - a hallmark of
fascism, unlike our former system where we were once innocent until
proven guilty. If you do not agree you are a hater, by definition.
Practicing Christians are not preventing any same-sex couple from
getting hitched - the courts have seen to this - they just do not want
to participate in the festivities. But now society expects us to,
anyway. Can it be any clearer that Christians are being excluded as a
threat to the power structure? If fines don't work, what next, prison?
If that does not work, execution? Don't be quick to dismiss the
possibility, a real possibility in the future; every cruelty sanctioned
by government is preceded by a campaign of minimalizing the equal value
of some citizens as opposed to others. Christians are suspect now;
their chaplains cannot be Christian when counseling service members in
the military; Muslims can, just not Christian chaplains - it's
official. Christianity itself is considered a serious threat, while
Islamist causes are not.
In Nazi, fascist Germany, the Jews were humiliated in the press,
barred from certain professions, then told what to wear and where to
live, then exterminated. The general society became habituated to the gradual
diminution of Jews until they willingly closed their eyes to the
brutality of genocide in their very midst. A farmer in the countryside
smelled the odor of burning flesh, but got used to it, he said. This is
the way evil works, on the installment plan, a phrase I coined almost
fifty years ago, when I saw the drift towards what we face today.
Citizen against citizen, in the fight to be free from coercion in
cooperating with sin! If anyone had told us this just a decade ago no
one would have believed it possible! And we all know this, too, if we
are being honest with ourselves, even if we lie to our neighbor.
The one important reality in all of this is the loss of souls - society
is materialistic - the overwhelming majority no longer thinks in terms
of eternity or what it takes to save one's soul - the American dream is
now a nightmare of hurdles, with the rules of the game changing almost
fortnightly, with not much exaggeration. This is society's focus.
Everyone is telling same-sex attracted people that they are okay with
it. These people have souls also, and they, too, need our love,
understanding, and prayers and help when possible.
Society tells the homosexually tempted what they may want to hear, not
the truth. They no longer think of them as having equal dignity in the
real sense of being a human person with a soul and an intellect. This
is insulting for it says to them, you are incapable of accepting or
hearing the truth, so we are leaving you to your "lifestyle". Utter
As a Catholic I was raised to love others, to care for their total
person - the soul being paramount. If I give you a loaf of bread but
let you go to Hell without saying anything, of what good is that? Sure
you need food for the body - no argument there - but I must also care
for your soul, when the possibility occurs, if it does, too many have
closed their ears to anything a caring neighbor who truly loves might
have to offer, not in subjective condemnation, which is a sin, too, but
in offering help to seek another way of living in authentic human
dignity. The opportunities for bringing Christ and His Church to others
are dwindling down in the stifling, tyrannical PC atmosphere.
People with same-sex attraction have been abandoned by society. I
cannot do this, for they are loved by God, so much that if only one
such person were in existence Christ would have died to save that
person's soul. How much love? That much!
I say to you who find yourselves in this vise - and homosexual
attraction is a vise, a deadly grip, not usually of one's choosing, but
just as real all the same - Jesus is waiting for you. Immerse yourself
within His Sacred Heart. You have only to ask in sincerity and
humility. He awaits every tormented soul. He will not forsake you as society has.
Everyone is running, running away now.
I am not. I am still here and here I choose to remain, by the grace of
God. I am not running, running, I am here, praying, praying for you,
waiting for you, to extend a hand of friendship as a sister, if you
will let me.
I am not running, running. I long ago gave Jesus my heart, if society
wants my head, it is welcomed to it, but until then, I am not running.
I am here for you. Let me lead you to Jesus, the Good Shepherd and His
loved-filled Sacred Heart. He will lead you slowly, lovingly, tenderly,
but ever the more surely to be embraced by His saving Word. He heals
all wounds, binds them with His mercy that is saving Truth, for He is
Truth itself, Mercy itself.
He created you out of love and nothing less, He waits in love to show
you that He loves you - but He does not force anyone against their will.
Come to His Sacred Heart overflowing with grace for you.
This is the honest Truth and someone has to say it; I think better of
you than society does - I know you are capable of the Truth with a
capital T. I will not talk down to you as if a spoiled child who pulls
tantrums to get his sinful way. I think way too much of you for this
nonsense. But this is what society is actually telling you by coddling
sin on such a massive scale - easier to let you have your way, then
take the time and sacrifice of love to lead you out of the bondage of
vice to the dignity and freedom of virtue.
Oh, sure, there are those who claim that is what the churches are for;
yet, they, too, are being targeted, for now by the media and not the
government, but that is only for a brief surcease, a false peace.
If you are a Catholic, and you are devout and hold to Tradition, which
the tradition of the Church commands, you, too, have been abandoned.
You know that with few exceptions, a few blessed exceptions, that
Churchmen in high and low places are running, running. The wolves are
at the sheep gate, but these shepherds, but really mere hirelings by
their cowardice, have fled ... and Christ is once more asking, "And will you abandon Me, too?"
Everyone is running, running away, and we little refugees, abandoned sheep, have no where to run. We are not running, running.
Do not look to the Supreme Court "justices" [with at least five supposed Catholics who ought to be familiar with the natural law mandates]
to help us, they too, have been running running away for quite some
time ... passing the buck to the lower courts that have been infested
and infiltrated by committed leftists within whom the ends justify the
Running, running away, will all fall down? Who will be left to stand?
I am not running, running, other than toward Christ, from moment of
grace extended to moment of grace accepted with gratitude, for I am but
a poor sinner, too.
Many many shepherds, like most of the Apostles, have fled out of fear ... and will we also abandon Jesus Christ, our Savior?
If we abandon these poor souls who are in danger of losing their immortal souls, we will be abandoning Christ ...
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