Monday, October 17, 2011

Imagine For a Moment...


It is common for actors, athletes, musicians, and other famous persons to be applauded by the press and the prevailing culture when they decide to "come out of the closet" and reveal that they have a same-sex attraction.

Imagine for a moment that one of these famous persons decided they didn't want to give into these tendencies. Imagine for a moment that they decided they were going to try and seek counseling and guidance so that they would not act on these tendencies. Imagine that they decided they were now heterosexual and no longer had a same-sex attraction or simply that they were going to be chaste and not allow the tendencies to rule their life.

Now, imagine how the press and the prevailing culture would go after them.

Here is what I would imagine seeing:
  • That person would be said that they were never "gay" in the first place.
  • Maybe they would be treated as a religious fanatic.
  • Psychologists and therapists would say they were wrong, because you don't choose to be "gay".
  • The media would find GLBT activists to quote and the press would dig up dirt on them.
Ultimately, I can't imagine any kind of positive spin from the media or the culture-at-large.

Why is it okay to decide you are "gay" but not okay to decide you are not "gay"? 
Isn't this just another choice for an individual to make?
Isn't having the power to choose what many in society say is the greatest good?

Not according to our modern culture.

Why is this? Because it would challenge the notions about same-sex attraction that are accepted as a given. It would be considered a slap in the face to the GLBT equality movement. It is because the same-sex marriage advocates would see it as a setback. 

The Catholic Church is the #1 enemy of many modern people and groups. This is because we believe in something that contradicts the false "truths" the culture sells us in the form of lies about God and the human person.

These lies include the thought we need to teach GLBT course work to kids in schools in order to indoctrinate them into a certain mindset.
The Catholic Church values every human person. We have value inherently, not because of a tendency or a choice. We are loved by God no matter what we do. But, we show God our attempt at loving Him by our choices. This means there are actions which are wrong, though some don't want us saying they are. Conflicting world-views are the result.

God help us make the best choices possible.

I believe GK Chesterton has some wisdom for us:
"These are the days when the Christian is expected to praise every creed except his own." ― G.K. Chesterton
"Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions." ― G.K. Chesterton
"When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything." ― G.K. Chesterton
“Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God.” ― G.K. Chesterton

1 comment:

Liz said...

I just want to plug Courage...an apostolate of the Catholic Church that ministers to those with same-sex attractions and their loved ones. Courage has helped a few of my friends deal with SSA and being a faithful Catholic.

http://couragerc.net/