The attack on the Catholic Church in America: The Dangers of Using Terms Like “Homophobia” via @LisaGraas
11 September 2011 A.D.
The primary assault on the Catholic Church in America (and elsewhere) right now is in the form of attacks on religious freedom by Islamists and by “gay activists“. Few realize that persecution of Christians is rampant worldwide because there is now so little respect for Christianity in so many communities of thought that it has become quite unpopular to even discuss the topic. Indeed, the persecution of Christians which has surged tremendously in recent years has most certainly naturally come about as a result of that lack of respect. I’d like to offer this follow-up to my previous post about the statement by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe in that context.
The “gay rights” community which is pushing for ”gay marriage” may have good intentions in regard to working toward what they subjectively believe to be a human dignity issue, but they are promoting an agenda that butts headlong into Christianity’s view of human dignity. Because of the reality that these two “doctrines” are diametrically opposed to one another, the effect of expansion of the “gay rights cause” is a trampling upon religious freedom. The propagation of terms like “homophobia” is central to this movement.
The Holy Father does not acknowledge the legitimacy of the term “homophobia”. In fact, he has made statements about the feminist agenda that seem to very clearly discourage us from using terms like “homophobia”, “trans-phobia” and “anti-gay”. In fact, based on a strict reading and application of his remarks, the use of such terms seems to at least approach the area of promoting heresy. (I realize that’s a serious charge and I will explain it later in this article.)
The rest of this courageous post at LisaGraas.com here…
About Lisa Graas
Lisa Graas is a single mom of four who has served as a legislative consultant for Kentucky Right to Life and as a crisis pregnancy counselor for the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Opportunities for Life ministry. Lisa is also a contributor at The American Catholic and Wise Republic.