“I could see myself going to jail possibly at some point over the next 15 years, if God spares me, if I speak out,” said Archbishop Tartaglia, the newly appointed Metropolitan of Glasgow, speaking of “gay marriage” recently. Via Fr. Ray Blake
This reminded me of what Cardinal George also said:
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison and his successor will die a martyr in the public square”
Though the considering the culture Cardinal George might be a bit optimistic in his timescale.
Considering the latest liberal beef with Chick-Fil-a and wanting to shut them down after Chick-fil-A president talked to the Biblical Recorder in North Carolina (which was circulated by Baptist Press) .
Some have opposed the company’s support of the traditional family. “Well, guilty as charged,” said Cathy when asked about the company’s position. “We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit. …
“We are very much committed to that,” Cathy emphasized. “We intend to stay the course,” he said. “We know that it might not be popular with everyone, but thank the Lord, we live in a country where we can share our values and operate on biblical principles.”
Because of course defending traditional marriage makes you instantly homophobic. Funny how liberals go on and on about the blacklist years in Hollywood (something way overblown) and with the next breath tries to shut down anyone who oppose their view. We saw the same kind of behavior in the aftermath of the vote in California where people lost their jobs or had other repercussions for signing the petition for traditional marriage. This is not going to get any better any time soon. It will probably get much worse.
The natural law is being vetoed by a feel-good individualism that appeals to an emotionalism that ignores the plain facts of the natural ends of marriage. An argument you can never win because just making one brands you a homophobic bigot who just hates hates hates. They will never hear you make any distinctions regarding same-sex affection and homosexual acts and will assign you no motive other than the most base. Jimmy Akin has a good post today on this Are You a Hater or a Bigot? Or Are You Just Intolerant?, the modern equivalent of “When did you stop beating your wife?”.
Now can you imagine if any Mayor or some religious group tried to use zoning laws to stop a business owned by people who favored same-sex marriage what the outcry would be? This would be exactly the type of “unjust discrimination” that Cardinal Ratzinger wrote about. I’m not talking about fringe groups like “God hates …” who are condemned by everybody.
The liberal Taliban – the Tolerban – uses tolerance to force compliance. Modern liberalism has always been immune to irony. The attack on religious freedom is scaling up to full warfare.
Since we are on the topic of Chick-fil-A, here is a parody I did before some years ago.
What if the notorious anti-Catholic Jack Chick had started a fast food chain? Can you imagine a Jack Chick-fil-A? No Shoes, No Shirt, No Papists – No Service. Which each unhappy meal you would get a Chick Tract to color. Maybe also included would be a Whore of Babylon Pope Action Figure. Above the french fry fryers would be a sign – this is what happens to Catholics. A fish sandwich would be available everyday except Fridays in Lent. You can’t order a sandwich with the works since his theology denies that you can get a sandwich through works. You must have faith and a couple of bucks. There would also be the doctrine of Sola Menu – only what is on the menu can be ordered. The menu is sufficient to order by and no menu items that were invented at the time of Constantine are available.