Monday, April 30, 2007

What Was I Saying About The Government Coming For Our Priests?
Slowly... slowly

In overwhelmingly Catholic Columbia, an arrest warrant was issued against Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado of Manizales. His crime? The archbishop refused to comply with a lawsuit over his decision to dismiss a seminarian for robbery and homosexual activity.

From Life Site News;

MANIZALES, Colombia, April 27, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - An arrest order against Archbishop Fabio Betancourt Tirado has been temporarily suspended for ten days by a Colombian court in Manizales--the order was issued after the archbishop refused to comply with a lawsuit over his decision to dismiss a seminarian for robbery and homosexual activity, according to a Catholic News Agency report April 26.

The former seminarian accused Archbishop Betancourt of discriminating against him over his homosexual activity while he was in seminary--he is now enrolled in a Protestant seminary.

The Manizales court must decide within ten days whether or not to revoke the arrest order.

If something like this can happen in Columbia, how much further in the future do you think it'll be before the round-ups commence right here in the good ol' US of A?

Especially is House Resolution 1592, better known as The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act of 2007.

This bad-boy is a fast-tracked congressional plan to add special protections for homosexuals to federal law would turn "thoughts, feelings, and beliefs" into criminal offenses. In other words... this bill adds "enhancement punishments" to anyone deemed guilty of a so-called "hate crime" against any given homosexual. Example; if someone should have the audacity to speak an 'anti-gay epithet' during any given crime, more punishment is tacked on.

From World Net Daily (linked above);

Keep in mind that in New Jersey, it's already a "hate crime" to communicate in a manner likely to cause "annoyance or alarm."

"One would not expect a reasonable person to feel threatened or feel fear of harm as the result of an innocuous communication. Nevertheless, the entire faculty at Ohio State University's Mansfield campus apparently agreed that university librarian Scott Savage was guilty of threatening behavior for a simple statement in 2006. His 'threat'? Recommending four books for freshman reading… The four books were "The Marketing of Evil" by David Kupelian
(which I posted about back in 2006), The Professors by David Horowitz, Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis by Bat Ye'or, and It Takes a Family by Sen. Rick Santorum."

The recommendation made three professors feel "unsafe" on campus and the entire faculty voted to file charges of sex discrimination and harassment against Mr. Savage for "anti-gay hate mongering," Lavy wrote. The charges were dismissed later, and Savage now has responded with a lawsuit against several university professors.

Just how far off are we from having our own priests carted away for stating from the pulpit that acting upon homosexual desires is an "act of grave depravity"? Or even by saying that acting upon same desires is "intrinsically disordered"? Oh, by the way... both of those specifics I gave are straight out of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. 2357 to be specific.

But anyhow, I don't think that the majority of the USCCB should ever worry about the PC Gestapo coming for them. Hell... I can't think of many groups that are more "gay-friendly" then our very own stalwart defenders of The Magesterium.

12 Comments:

Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Cavey, it's about to happen here too... we're just waiting for the first court case. Fr Tim has given sermons where he said we have to be ready to go to prison for this one...

read more about it here and here

6:07 PM  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

BTW, how could I not link to my favourite neanderthals?
;-)

6:07 PM  
Blogger Winnipeg Catholic said...

Hi cave people. It is St. Joseph the Worker day. Today is a good day to crank out a post about Joseph that kicks *ss. And I don't mean some mamby pamby wimpy Joe either.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Jay3gsm said...

I wonder how long it will be before the bible and the Catechism are forced out of print for the 'views' written about the homosexual sex act. I may have even seen you say something similar here on your blog. If we just sit back and accept that society is moving this way, then more shame on us.

9:42 AM  
Blogger James said...

It appears that soon homosexuals will have more rights than people that are normal [i.e. not gay]. How the hell did this happen? When our country was founded, homosexuality was a crime punishable by hanging. And now it is likely [if priests and bishops ever actually have the balls to do so] that preaching the truth regarding such disordered lifestyles will bring about lawsuits.

From the above, it may seem as if I advocate the death penalty for gays--but I do not. The point is, our government seems to be protecting all the wrong people.

10:33 AM  
Anonymous bernadette said...

I hear they`re drumming up a new law off the back of the Sexual Orientations Regulations law to make it illegal to be heterosexual.

1:28 PM  
Blogger Winnipeg Catholic said...

I decided to use ahnuld yet again. Oh well. Hey, even the great artists had to pick some human as a model.

This post could use the image of St. Joe Defender of the Faith, BTW.

2:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome to 1984 and thoughtcrime.

2:25 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

WC,
Swarzennegger? Another RINO fraud. He's one of the best Democratic govenors the state of California ever had

3:09 PM  
Blogger Winnipeg Catholic said...

VSC - you'll have no argument from me regarding the virtues, or lack there of, regarding ahnuld.

Just using the images proliferating on the web to make the point that we need a b*d*ss Joseph, not a wimpy one.

I suppose you could just as easily use an image of a fake wrestler, but then you wouldn't have all the weaponry that you do with Terminator. Plus the metaphors in the movie are very guardian of the holy family-esque.

Anyway, Happy Saint Joe day!

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

St. Joseph rules! Ahnuld drools!

Remember Ake Green! -yeah he's a prot but WTH?

5:09 PM  
Blogger Winnipeg Catholic said...

Back to the topic.

Massachusetts has been struggling with this. In Lexington gay activists have forced diversity training on children in the form of books about two princes faling in love and so forth. Plenty of liberals disagree with that book, as it seems to have an activist axe to grind, whilst there is another book in use that is more neutral. People of faith in Lexington have demanded notification and the matter has gone to the courts. The courts are claiming that the matter is not a matter of faith and conscience since homosexuals are now protected due to marriage rights.

Cardinal Sean O'Malley of the archdiocese of Boston has made it clear that this was the risk of homosexual marriage all along. That it is not a matter of live-and-let-live, but a facade through which gays will demand affirmation in promiscuous lifestyles.

Now Cave people, that is much closer to home and you should provide some coverage of that. Sometimes you do not see the mammoths though the mastodons.

Even this liberal catholic type bear is realy unsure of many aspects of the gay community when it comes to this sort of thing. I am pondering a post about it.

10:54 AM  

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