Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gay Pride: They glory in their shame... No, seriously, they do.

Right in front of kids - the kids are so not all right.


Call me an old fashioned Bible banger, but this disgusts me...

June is gay pride month - even the President celebrates it.  Photos of his guests at the White House giving the finger to former President Reagan's portrait marked the occasion.  Who would want friends like that?


I know!

So this is gay pride?

Really?

The online definition of gay pride is as follows:
Main Entry: gay pride
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a sense of dignity and satisfaction involved in the public admission of one's homosexuality
In other words, gay people pretty much define gay pride as the antonym of shame. 

St. Paul writes about shame...
"Unfortunately many go about in a way which shows them to be an enemy of the cross of Christ... Their god is their abs and their glory is in their shame." - Philippians 3:19

"Brothers, watch out for those who cause dissension and scandal... Such men serve, not Christ our Lord, but their own bellies, and they deceive the simpleminded with smooth and flattering speech." - Romans 16:17-19

Anyway - that's what comes to my mind whenever I see photos of gay pride parades and entertainment.  The Christian on the other hand, may only boast in Christ and him crucified:
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. - Galatians 6:14
If you see it another way, may God clarify the difficulty for you. - Philippians 3:15 

26 comments:

  1. People take their kids to these demented affairs. What's up with that?

    Terry - please explain to me how anyone with more two black eyed peas rattling around in their head can possibly see any of this as "normal."

    Imagine if you would a hetero pride day. It's really time for these people to take their sexual perversions back into the closet where it belongs.

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    1. I know. The parade even had a bus with kids from Children's hospital. There were kids all over the place.

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    2. That's just INSANE. Why would they bring children to this? I guess to show them another "choice" in the rainbow of lifestyles?

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    3. Servus - it might be their own kids they bring.

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  2. And when a man who lived according to these ways is dying in the hospital from a disease he contracted from this "lifestyle"...he typically dies alone, and nowhere to be found near him are any of these fools who celebrate "diversity". And if they knew he was dying in the hospital none of them would go to visit him - that's a guarantee.

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    1. Mr Stilwell, Gosh, on what evidence do you base such a sweeping and judgemental comment?

      My aunt was a nurse in a British hospice for some 25 years, and has more than once been edified by the love and compassion shown by the (gay) friends of those who have died from the effects of AIDS. Thankfully, due to advances in medicine, people with HIV or AIDS are living much longer.

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    2. There's always exceptions.

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  4. I'm waiting for Michael Bayly to defend this behavior, and explain how it's good and just for kids to be raised by such people. C'mon, Michael. Defend it.

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  5. I will just repeat what I said on my FB page...that "gay pride" is often a way of hiding behind deep hurt and a sense of despair/pain.

    That does not excuse behavior and believe me I am not suggesting it does--I realize my "choice" must be to live celibately and I accept that.

    I also am not for redefining marriage (although I once was) but I don't think I have it in me to get disgusted and angry either. That was me a few years back--well not the Speedos, but...anyway, I understand the sense of desire to be accepted, and not everyone in this world has the understanding that true acceptance (of self, not of sin) comes through Christ. Just my one cent.

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  6. I would only like to add that I am in no way in support of bringing children to PRIDE...that certainly is not what I am saying here--I have been to PRIDE events many times and there are constantly people exposing body parts (i.e. lesbian women who think its SOOO silly to cover their breasts just as one example) or the like, and tons of other overt or covert sexual activity and constant innuendos of many sorts. The guys too (as in the picture Terry posted) are pretty uhhh...non-shy shall we say. No matter what one's view on LGBT issues it should be strictly an adult event. Bringing children to it is reprehensible.

    Also after writing what I did above, I wanted to be very clear that I do not support the overall goals of most LGBT activists (and I used to be one for many years so I am very familiar with that world) and I cannot (intellectually or otherwise) reconcile that way of life with the Bible or the Church any longer.

    However my point stands that we need to be very, very careful not to come across as condemning to other people, SSA or otherwise, who God loves deeply. That feeling of smugness and near-hatred (from other Christians) is a huge part of what kept me away from the Church for so long. And I am pretty sure I am not alone in that.

    So rather than making this thread into a punching bag of sorts, or achallenge for a knock down and "drag out" (pardon the pun) fight with someone such as Michael Bayly, who I happen to consider a friend although we are on opposite sides of many of these issues nowadays, I would much rather see honest and respectful dialogue in both directions.

    That is not meant to imply that anyone on this thread wishes otherwise, as I happen to respect Terry and LarryD very much as well.

    And Terry since you love the Fatima prayer, as I know many of us do,I will end with it and ask we pray it for both our SSA and OSA friends and family--and mostly for ourselves...

    "Oh My Jesus, forgive US our sins, save US from the fires of hell, and lead ALL souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy Mercy."

    Amen and God bless to all!

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  7. Any such behaviour, whether heterosexual or homosexual, is not appropriate in public, more especially in the presence of children. I find it sad that some people find it difficult to distinquish between public and private affection - and I believe that many gays and lesbians would agree.

    Just a few years ago my friend and I were shocked to witness a (semi-clothed) young man and woman engaging in sex in a cemetery in Rome. What amazed me more was that a nearby policeman only smirked when we told him.

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  8. @catholicboyrichard: I appreciate your openness and completely agree that being judgemental and condemnatory harms more than it helps. Sadly, on Catholic blogs, one finds many who are unable to distinguish between the person and the act and are all-too-ready to assume the role of judge (a role the NT reserves for Christ).

    May God's abundant grace strengthen you on your journey.

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    1. Thanks so much, and I would again reiterate that my comments are in no way directed at Terry or LarryD, both who have been very kind to me and who are diligent prayer warriors for all people.

      But sometimes words, just in black type and white space, can seem more harsh than they actually would be in person or in full context. So that is where I was coming from in my remarks. We all have to be careful, and that starts with me. God bless.

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    2. Thanks Richard - I very much appreciate your comments as well as the others who help me to be more careful in my writings and remain respectful of persons. God bless you.

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  9. June is the month of the sacred Heart

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  10. Sister Lucia of Fatima referred to it as "diabolical disorientation"

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  11. Regarding the bus with kids from the Children's Hospital, the Boston's Children Hospital now has a unit which helps children who feel they are the wrong sex(?) get re-assignment surgery. It's evil.

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  12. I went to a festival this weekend. Shirtless women, barely dressed men, alcohol and drug use.

    It wasn't Columbus Pride- that was last weekend.

    It was Comfest, or as I like to call it, Pride for straight people.

    But generalization is so much more fun, no?

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    1. That sounds disgusting Thom - I'm not judging the person or their soul, nor the motivation behind such debauchery, just the behavior of course. You shouldn't have had to see that, Hon.

      Hey - I saw something on TV about Columbus - can't remember what it was, but the city looked pretty with it. Can you get WKRP there? Do you ever see jeffrey from Roving Medievalist? Is that where St. Jude's hospital is? I love Marlo Thomas.

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  13. I adore Columbus. It's my home on the weekend. Beautiful city, beautiful churches, vibrant arts. I've never met Mr. Jeffrey. And I think St. Jude is in TN, I'm not sure. Children's Hospital in Columbus is phenomenal.

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    1. You might be right - wasn't Danny Thomas from someplace in Ohio - that is probably why I think St. Jude's is there. You may not know who Danny Thomas is.

      I've been to Cleveland, Ohio - oh! And Stuebenville.

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    2. Hmm. Maybe. Dave Thomas- the Wendy's guy- was from Columbus. His adoption charity is still based there, I believe.

      Your fashion side might like to know that The Limited Co. is based in Columbus- Express, Victoria's Secret, Bath and Body Works, etc.

      Oh and I live in the Dio. of Steubenville.

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    3. Have you ever visited the Camaldolese there? It's Holy Family Hermitage I believe. I was there once.

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    4. No I haven't, but we sometimes take up collections for them.

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    5. Seriously - I'd urge you to try to visit.

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