Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Homosexuality, The Catholic Church and the Media
Like many I have been following the reports of a worsening scandal in the Vatican and elsewhere in the Church connected with homosexual bishops, priests and groups. However, it seems that the Western Media is reluctant to report anything negative about homosexuals, rather the "scandals" as seen by the pro-gay media is that the Church is wrong, hypocritical and backward in its teaching on sexuality. So it is not the fault of anyone who is homosexual in the Church hierarchy or in a position of influence in the Vatican....no, all such people are seen to be without blame. It is the teaching of the Catholic Church, especially expressed by "conservative" Popes etc that is the main problem......Well, we should have known shouldn't we, especially since the U.S. Media (accepted by the American hierarchy on the whole) refused to mention that the majority of cases in the abusive priests scandal involved homosexual clergy? Nowadays to be a homosexual is to be close to a kind of secular canonization and in the Church (in some quarters at least) it is not only accepted but patronizingly celebrated. No doubt some people reading this will think "homophobia" but if they do, they will be wrong on more than one count, firstly because the word is wrong anyway, secondly because I am not afraid of homosexuality. To speak against homosexuality is now regarded as a hate crime, and in some places there is now no defence. Simply to state an opinion in line with Church and Scripture is to be regarded as "hateful". This, of course, is a lie and everyone knows it, but we are living in a civilization which creates its own truth. The real truth is a threat, and those who dare to speak it are now in danger.