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Coming Out of the Closet: The Homosexual Agenda

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From Starbucks to Google, and now more recently Facebook, the world’s top companies have been campaigning to legitimize and legalize same-sex marriage.  With President Barack Obama supporting its legalization and New York city leading the way, it seems that the world is finally embracing the evils of liberalism and modernism. This tide has not spared the Philippines. From showbusiness to real business, actors to CEOs and CFOs, it is not uncommon to run into someone who is living the homosexual lifestyle. Even more disturbing is that homosexuals, with their penchant to always excel and outdo themselves, often hold positions of either power, or influence, or both.

Another war the LGBT community is waging is a war on public opinion. This is why to them it is important to hold key positions in the government or in business. They would then use their positions in order to advance the LGBT agenda, like what the aforementioned companies are doing now. In forums and discussions, and even in street demonstrations, they would often use carefully-selected words like “homophobic” and “bigot” or “hater.” All of these are designed to attract public sentiment towards their agenda. Anyone who disagrees is a hater or a bigot or homophobic; when I come to think about it, I neither hate nor fear them at all, but do disapprove of their lifestyle. Nevertheless, as a consequence of my disagreeing with them, I am now labeled – unfairly, if I may say – as a “good-for-nothing religious zealot who spews out hatred”.

Interestingly, one thing the LGBT camp always calls for is “tolerance”.  Again, it is just another way of using semantics in order to sway public opinion against Pro-lifers and those opposed to the homosexual lifestyle, who are called “intolerant.” One must remember though, that the verb ‘tolerate’ has to have a direct object – an answer to the question: tolerate what? And the answer to that question, no matter how you spin it, is always something negative, and always something considered evil. A parent ‘tolerates’ his kid’s shenanigans; a teacher tolerates her students’ misbehavior.

And so we have to ask the LGBT community: What do you ask us to tolerate?

The Reason for the Opposition

The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:

2331 “God is love and in himself he lives a mystery of personal loving communion. Creating the human race in his own image . . .. God inscribed in the humanity of man and woman the vocation, and thus the capacity and responsibility, of love and communion.

Many would make the connection between the word vocation and the priestly orders, forgetting that marriage itself is a vocation too. It is a calling for a man to be a man to his wife, and the woman to be a wife to her husband. What roles do men and women play and how do they affect the dynamics of married life? Let us remember that Adam – the first man according to the bible – was asked by God to have dominion over the animals, plants, practically everything in the Earth. This meant responsibility on his part. Seeing that Adam was alone, and felt alone, God created Eve, as a partner to the first man. This meant love and caring for Adam on the part of Eve. Thus, we see that in the earliest of days, God had carved out for every man and every woman seeking the vocation of marriage the roles they have to play as man and wife: the man is the breadwinner and the woman takes care of her husband and their family.

To many feminists, liberals, and post-modern thinkers, this is a travesty. Feminists will contend that the woman should not be seen as mere housewives, and should be allowed to explore a career for herself. Fortunately, the Church does not impose that men cannot be stay-home dads and women cannot work in the office. But even as the roles reverse in this case, the inner calling of each man is still to protect his family and provide for them; the inner calling of each woman is still to love her husband and her family.

Thus we can see that homosexual relationships are intrinsically disordered; physiologically, these relationships are incompatible. The Church frowns on them because they are contrary to natural law, and is closed to the gift of life. Interestingly, a man who is in a relationship with another man emasculates his lover, who is supposed to be taking care of, but instead taken care of. At the same time, a woman who is in a relationship with a woman cannot be true to her calling of taking care of her sons and daughters when her union cannot even produce offspring.

What they need: A Caring Heart, and the Cross

2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. They do not choose their homosexual condition; for most of them it is a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God’s will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord’s Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.

What the catechism calls for is clear: for us to give them our utmost respect, and for them to unite their difficulties and trials with the Lord’s sacrifice at the cross. Having said this, every Catholic and every pro-lifer should then be ready to fight the advance of the homosexual agenda. It would be best to educate ourselves constantly on this issue as well as other family and life issues. Consider this as our duty to defend the faith and to defend the Church. In fact, every one of us is by baptism Catholic Soldiers waging war against evil. This is no time to be passive; we are at war against the principalities of evil itself. All it takes if for us to do nothing in order for evil to triumph. Let us take to the streets, to the forums, chat rooms and classrooms, to the very ends of the Earth – and proclaim that Christ lives in us.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5)

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