Which Way for America? Dedicate June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or 'LGBT Pride'?
The institutions of a just government are supposed to defend marriage against those who would undermine it - not redefine it out of existence
We are called by the Church to dedicate the month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. There is a different directive being sent by the US President as to how we should spend the same month. By way of a Presidential Proclamation he has once again declared the Month of June to be "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." Let us spend the month of June in Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, lifting up the whole world, to the One in whom we place all of our trust.
An artists rendition of the revelation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary of Alocoque
WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - The month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the Catholic Church. On the Friday after the Feast of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ we celebrate the actual Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This is a moveable Feast and falls on June 15 in 2012. The Church calls us to spend the month reflecting on what it means to live our lives in such a way that we reveal the Loving Heart of a Merciful God to the whole world.
The Church marks time by the great events of the life of Jesus Christ and the Christian Faith. In so doing she invites Christians to live differently. She also keeps the truths of the faith before a world which needs to be set free. The early Christians referred to the Church as the world reconciled. They believed, as should we, that the Church is the home of the whole human race. She is a seed of the coming Kingdom. The Catechism affirms:
"To reunite all his children, scattered and led astray by sin, the Father willed to call the whole of humanity together into his Son's Church. The Church is the place where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation. The Church is "the world reconciled." She is that bark which "in the full sail of the Lord's cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world." According to another image dear to the Church Fathers, she is prefigured by Noah's ark, which alone saves from the flood."(CCC#845)
Nations also mark time. In their special days and months they send important signals. For example, we recently celebrated "Memorial Day" in the United States of America by honoring those who gave their lives to protect our freedoms. In so doing, we affirmed values which join us together. The various proclamations of our Presidents setting months apart speak to what we as a Nation believe and value. The question is what our commemoration says about who we are and who we are becoming.
By way of a Presidential Proclamation President Barack Obama has once again declared the Month of June to be "Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender Pride Month". He ends the declaration with these words: "NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2012 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month."
No-one denies that all human beings have fundamental human rights and human dignity because they are human beings. However, that is not what this proclamation or the proclamations of the last two years dedicating June as "LGBT Month" are about. There is an accelerating effort to make homosexual partnerships the equivalent of marriage and use the Police Power of the State to enforce such a restructuring on the rest of civil society.
When sexual behavior between two men or two women is viewed as the foundation of a "right" to marry and those who oppose this equivalency movement are characterized as being against the "freedom" to marry and "equal rights", the revolutionary plan is obvious.
In May, President Barack Obama gave an interview to ABC News announcing that he no longer supports marriage as between one man and one woman. The politically correct way of writing about that announcement was to say that the President supports "marriage equality". I did not do so. The President opposes true marriage.
In the interview, the President attempted to make his decision seem to be a thoughtful evolution, he spoke of his administration's decision to no longer enforce what he called the "Defense against Marriage" Act. The Federal Law his administration refuses to defend is called the "Defense of Marriage "Act. That slip of the tongue was revealing.
The interview sent a signal. The Presidential Proclamation dedicating June to "LGBT Pride" continues the message. Homosexual Equivalency activists want us all to hail the Presidents "evolution" as an enlightened act when it is plain wrong and dangerous for the Nation.
I was not surprised that the President told Robin Roberts of ABC news "it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married." It has been his position for a long time. He followed the strategy he has used in the past to sound as though he "struggles" with such profoundly important moral and social decisions. Then, he comes down on the wrong side.
To defend marriage is NOT to discriminate against any person, including those who define themselves as homosexual or lesbian or even "transgender". To limit marriage to heterosexual couples is not discriminatory now, nor has it ever been. Homosexual couples cannot bring into existence what marriage ...
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