No Moral Compass: NAACP Leaders Reject Marriage, Declare Homosexual Practice a Civil Right
society, insisting that the law recognize their new definition by giving it an equivalent status to the "traditional" notion of private property. They further decide to enforce their new definition with the Police Power of the State.
Next, imagine that the President of the United States decided to no longer defend the right to private property and ordered the Justice Department to no longer defend property ownership. The analogy does not even come close to the seriousness of this assault on marriage and family. Ironically, it may actually apply to private property if this administration continues its class warfare.
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Catholic Church addressed efforts to redefine marriage in 2003, "The Church's teaching on marriage and on the complementarity of the sexes reiterates a truth that is evident to right reason and recognized as such by all the major cultures of the world."
"Marriage is not just any relationship between human beings. It was established by the Creator with its own nature, essential properties and purpose. No ideology can erase from the human spirit the certainty that marriage exists solely between a man and a woman, who by mutual personal gift, proper and exclusive to themselves, tend toward the communion of their persons. In this way, they mutually perfect each other, in order to cooperate with God in the procreation and upbringing of new human lives."
Government has long regulated marriage for the common good. For example, the ban on polygamy and age requirements were enforced in order to ensure that there was a mature decision at the basis of the Marriage contract. Heterosexual marriage, procreation, and the nurturing of children form the foundation for family and civil society.
The assault on marriage is led by those who in an Orwellian two step now purport to be defending Marriage. Marriage is not simply a "religious" construct. The Natural Law reveals - and the cross cultural history of civilization affirms - that marriage is between a man and a woman, open to children and intended for life.
Marriage is the foundation for the family which is the privileged place for the formation of virtue and character in children, our future citizens. The family is the first society, first economy, first school, first civilizing and mediating institution and first government.
All other government proceeds from the first government, the marriage bound family. The effort to force giving equal legal status to relationships which are incapable of being marriages and then use the Police Power of the State to enforce this new order is not about civil or equal rights at all. It is all about Cultural Revolution.
Finally, the NAACP has taken a position directly at odds with the majority of many whom the organization claims to represent. Giving voice to this position are heroes such as Dr Alveda King, the founder of King for America and Pastoral Associate for Priests for Life. She told Christian Newswire:
"Neither my great-grandfather an NAACP founder, my grandfather Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr. an NAACP leader, my father Rev. A. D. Williams King, nor my uncle Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. embraced the homosexual agenda that the current NAACP is attempting to label as a civil rights agenda. In the 21st Century, the anti-traditional marriage community is in league with the anti-life community, and together with the NAACP and other sympathizers, they are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free."
She is joined by other brave men and women who have not lost their moral compass such as Dr. Day Gardner, founder of the National Black Prolife Union who commented that "Many Black people are realizing just how far off the mark the NAACP is with regard to the real issues and the most important problems facing the black community. The NAACP organization was founded by blacks who had an understanding and strong faith in God."
"They were people -- pastors and congregations who knew that the Bible -- which is God's final word -- was indeed very clear on the immorality and wages of homosexuality and abortion. It is appalling that this one time super hero 'civil rights' organization supports the breakdown of traditional marriage and the ruthless killing of our unborn children -- as a civil right."
"In its decision to please the world, the NAACP has turned its back on the things of God, therefore, we must encourage those who know the truth to speak out -- to stand firmly on the solid rock -- to not look to the right or to the left. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."
The leaders of the NAACP have lost their moral compass. Members of the organization who have not should work, along with others, to ensure that its important work for genuine equality and real civil and human rights not suffer as a result.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.
Keywords: NAACP, Resolution, gay, gay agenda, LGBT, Alveda King, Day Gardner, Marriage equality, Gay Marriage, homosexual marriage, religious freedom, Deacon Keith Fournier
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