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What Catholics Can Learn From Paula Deen Comments

Though religious persecution can certainly come from the secular liberal State, one must not forget that equally vicious religious persecution can come from intermediate private or quasi-public institutions with secular liberal bias such as the media, TV talk shows, big business, advertisers, publishers and the like.  We might call these the secular liberal establishment. Continue Reading

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  1. laroquea
    1 year ago

    A friend of mine who is a black female Christian, posted on her FB page that she had read all about the controversy and made the decission that she hopes none of us get persecuted for things said over thirty years ago. We all make mistakes and forgiveness needs to be given.

    At the same time, lets not make the same mistake by continuing to draw divisions by using the words "liberal" and "conservative" in our angry dialogue. It does not seem to help bring us to the table for conversation.

  2. Isabel
    1 year ago

    Thanks for the Heads up! Great article. I believed the Blessed Mother’s messages and have tried to pray, fast and make little sacrifices in order to be prepared for these times. If she hadn’t come to reveal what was in store for us, I would have lost all hope in the world. But now, I just see it as a wonderful opportunity for me to either be martyred or become holier.

  3. Rose
    1 year ago

    I work in the Los Angeles area and most of my co-workers are black women in the medical field. They routinely use the the n-word when talking of other blacks who they consider are a lower class of blackness. I have pointed it out to them frequently, but they say it's okay for THEM to say it. There is no common sense in their thinking. Paula Deen needs to quit apologizing, and grow a spine.

  4. Jerry
    1 year ago

    A good read. And I think it was a "slick" tactic of the press to nail Deen to the cross to take the heat off Obama's ongoing political problems. Have you not noticed the pattern?

  5. Irma
    1 year ago

    She should write a book about all the hypocrites in her life.

  6. Tiffany Williams
    1 year ago

    As an African American is article offends me in so many ways. First of all if you call yourself a Christian, why would you speak with venom towards anyone, including gay or lesbian people. As children of God, I would like to think we could discuss differences without resorting to conduct as unbecoming as the language Paula Deen used. Those corporations had every right to bail if they did not share her views, which were indeed racist. If Catholicism sinks to this level of derogatory name calling, perhaps it needs to share the same fate.

  7. Trinbagonian
    1 year ago

    Hi Alan. You have highlighted real issues for Catholics ... persecution, silencing, suffering of the Church etc. Your warning for Catholics is real. Your comparison helps to give greater understanding of how the Church can really be targeted by secular laws. And I understand your perspective. However, I just wanted to raise another issue if permitted,.

    I think we ought to also be wary of aligning our discussions on racial issues with homosexuality issues. The secular likes to do this too in a dangerous, sad way. In mainstream media, there is the suggestion now that homosexual rights to "marriage" is a civil right in the same way as the basic human rights non-whites fought for.
    We should highlight this lie. This lie is sending many towards hell.
    If we are to align, then we should indicate that both racist and homosexual behaviours are wrong. They both hurt and are followed by real consequences. They contradict God and creation. Using racial slurs is wrong. 1Corinthians 6:10 indicates that revilers/slanderers will not inherit the kingdom of God. Similarly, the catamites/effeminate will not inherit the kingdom of God.Still, we are called as Christians to teach this in love.
    I am suggesting that any other criminal situation may be used to clarify understanding of dangers that may await Catholics. Moreover, your comparison may suggest to some a watering down of the racial issue.

  8. Cynthia Gee
    1 year ago

    There are natural moral laws that all people are born with - and one of these is the love of humankind. Satan has taught modern man in general and secular liberals in particular to break all the moral laws except this one, even though love of humankind is not the greatest moral law, and rather is subordinate to the commandment to love God above all things.
    Furthermore, Lucifer has exaggerated the application of this law to the point where it becomes folly and has set up this folly as a ruling principle, the result of which is visible in the headlines of the daily news....

    ....and so we conservatives sit smugly back and cluck our tongues, unaware that Satan is actually carrying out a two pronged attack, with the second prong pointed squarely at our own rightwing backsides.

    REREAD this article, and note the tenor and the trend of thought.
    Just as liberals have demonized the sin of racism, casting it as a peculiarly conservative and thus particularly odious type of sin, to the point of mercilessly pillorying any public figure found guilty of such an offense, conservatives in turn are now not only consoling the pilloried transgressors, but (as does the author of this article) stand on the verge of celebrating the sin itself, because as bad as racism is, at least it's a good CONSERVATIVE sin....

    ....and the Devil says, "GOTCHA!!!!" once again.

    Lord, what fools these mortals be....

  9. Vance
    1 year ago

    I already posted that I will no longer watch Food Network. I have not patronized Starbucks, Target Store, and J.C. Penney for their public endorsement of Homosexual Marriage. I wish we Catholics would stand up for our Religion and refuse to patronize any business that goes against our religion. It is important to let these companies know how you feel via email or letter. If all serious Catholics would "Shop somewhere else", we would get respect. We outnumber homosexuals. Their loss of our business would be a whole lot more painful. Think about it before you make your next purchase.

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