Monday, September 21, 2015

"Issues"

It has been brought to my attention that an insinuation is being made by certain people that the reason I do not believe that the privileges of holy matrimony can be extended to persons of the same sex is that, lo and behold, I am a secret lesbian!! The insinuation is being made by the same open-minded individuals who spread a similar rumor about one of my parents, thus adding to the turmoil of a family already under stress. Yes, and perhaps I am passionately in favor of saving the lives of the unborn because of having secret abortions! And I want to save the Christian slaves held by ISIS because I secretly have prisoners in my basement! The fact is, people who lack the courage and conviction to take a stand for anything but the most politically correct causes have to assume that those of us who show conviction are not only "intolerant" but hiding nasty little secrets.

 It may be difficult for people with weak convictions to understand, but maybe those of us who champion traditional marriage do so because we would give our lives to uphold any doctrine of the Church, not because we have deep-seated "issues" from childhood. Maybe we want to save babies because human life is precious and a gift of God. Maybe we want to save the girls held in sexual slavery because it makes us sick to think of a ten year old being raped. Maybe there are causes in this world that are worth a passionate and unflinching response and perhaps worth even giving our lives for. But I understand how it is easier to make up ugly stories about people who stand for uncomfortable things rather than risk losing an ounce of human respect. It is easier to label someone "intolerant" than to take seriously what they have to say. Share

4 comments:

David Heath said...

Bravo! Well said.

To go down in flames defending anything Catholic is to be, well, Catholic. To go down in flames defending the indefensible - abortion, SSM, contraception, etc - is to be, well, for naught...meaningless...empty...a rabbit hole...a grave.

Fight against God and loose it all. Fight for God and win it all. Stand and deliver like our Crucified Savior did his entire earthly life and let the other Jews & Romans gamble their hearts and souls away.

In secret, they more than likely envy you for the convictions you proudly wear and they wish they were able to, but for their seeking of mans praise rather than that of Christ.

Continue to Stand and deliver! Fear nothing but those who can kill the Soul, rather than the body. Courage!

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, David, for your bold and inspiring words.

julygirl said...

If these people are so tolerant about issues why would they believe it is an insult to someone to accuse them of being homosexual or otherwise. I don't get it.

elena maria vidal said...

Exactly. It's so ironic, isn't it?