GLAAD Sets Up Ministry of Propaganda to Silence Opponents of Homosexual Agenda
In effect, the organization has established a ministry of propaganda
In a sign of their growing intolerance of people who hold positions other than those of the Homosexual Cultural Revolution, the Media Watchdog Organization "GLAAD" (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has issued a blacklist of commentators. This effort is called the "Commentator Accountability Project". The blacklist includes some people I know and admire. It also includes some of my favorite commentators in both the Catholic and evangelical protestant communities. For example, both Robert George and Chuck Colson have been blacklisted.
We will not be censored from sharing the truth about the dignity of every human life or the truth about marriage and the family and society founded upon it. GLAAD will not succeed in curtailing our right to contend in the Public Square for the truth.
NEW YORK,NY (Catholic online) - In a sign of their growing intolerance of people who hold positions other than those of the Homosexual Cultural Revolution, the Media Watchdog Organization which calls itself "GLAAD" (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) has issued a blacklist of commentators.
This effort is called the "Commentator Accountability Project". The blacklist includes some people I know and admire. It also includes some of my favorite commentators, in both the Catholic and evangelical protestant communities. For example, both Robert George and Chuck Colson have been blacklisted.
The effort recruits likeminded parties to "spy". They are asked to send reports in to GLAAD if these commentators are featured in local media. GLAAD will then pressure the media sources to not feature their writing. In effect, the organization has established a ministry of propaganda. Its purpose seems to be to ensure that only the positions of the Homosexual Equivalency movement are allowed to be read, heard or considered.
The response of Chuck Colson to being blacklisted is found in a March 16, 2012 BREAKPOINT Commentary. I commend it to our readers along with all of his commentaries. They can be read or listened to here. Chuck seemed surprised that he and Robert George made the list. I was not surprised at all. The intolerance of the homosexual equivalency activists in their assault on marriage is growing in ferocity. Chuck ends his comments with these insightful words:
"Their definition of "gay bashing" is skewed. For them, anything short of renouncing the historical Christian teaching on sexuality is akin to hate. If I say that homosexual sex is a sin, they say I'm hateful. Yet I also say that pre-marital sex is a sin, as is drinking too much. Is that hateful, too?"
"Over the years I have been very careful not to engage in gay-bashing. I can't think of a single time I have. I seek to honestly discuss the issues. So if any reporter has evidence of gay bashing on my part, I'd like to hear it. But again, I reject the notion that disagreement - even strong disagreement - is gay bashing or hateful. I can't speak for the others on this latest list, but I for one, will not be intimidated into silence. No matter what list I make!"
Not only must Chuck Colson not be silenced, we must support his right to speak. We must join our voices together and openly oppose this assault on a Free Press and growing threat to the rights secured by the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution .
GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project wants to silence disagreement with their positions. They hope to exclude our positions from being heard in the public debate. They do not want us to influence the positive/civil law. They oppose our defense of the normative nature of the two parent, heterosexual, marriage bound family.
First, they attempt to relegate our truth claims to being only "religious positions" in order to marginalize their ability to persuade. Then, they take the next step; they insist that these truth claims be confined to expression only within our Church Walls. When we insist on the Right to contend for our positions in the public square, they try to silence us.
We live in what Pope Benedict XVI properly called a "Dictatorship of Relativism." The relativists of this age have even managed to persuade some Catholics, and other Christians, that there are no objective truths; there are only "my" truths and "your" truths.
However, Catholic Christians insist that there is a Natural Law, "present in the heart of each man and established by reason." This law "is universal in its precepts and its authority extends to all men. It expresses the dignity of the person and determines the basis for his fundamental rights and duties." (CCC# 1956)
It is here we find the ground for our claim that there are moral truths which should inform our life together in a truly just and free society. It is here where we also find the fundamental and foundational human rights which we insist must be recognized by the civil or positive law as belonging to all men and women, from the moment of conception, throughout all of life, up to a natural death.
The Catholic position on homosexual sexual practices as objectively disordered and our opposition to efforts to undermine true marriage irritates the "Homosexual Equivalency Movement". I use that phrase to refer to the movement which calls what can never be a marriage a marriage and then wants to use use the Police Power of the State to force all of us to do the same.
We claim that the truth about marriage is revealed in the Natural Law ...
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