For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, June 19, 2009

Lithuania Stands Its Ground Against Gay Lobby...Poland Soon To Follow

Years ago a University Of Illinois psychology professor told our class that in 1974 the APA (American Psychiatric Association) removed homosexuality from the list of disorders in the seventh publication of the DSM-II (Diagnostic And Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 2nd version) in hopes that violence against gays would lessen. The professor said that while at first he thought it damaging to the credibility of the industry that a classification would be altered for political reasons, that violence against homosexuals did in fact go down in the late 1970s and that the change in the Manual is what helped cause it. What this professor of mine did not consider beyond good intentions is that this was one of the first trips down the slippery slope of not only legitimizing homosexuality as a normal behavior, but of promoting it as an ideal behavior not only to adult society but to impressionable young people, too.

I bring this up because there are a couple of civilized nations in Eastern Europe who are not buying into such political correctness. The first one is Lithuania, whose government passed a law this week forbidding the promotion of homosexual propaganda in schools. Promotions of violence and suicide were also mentioned in the ban, which passed the Parliament 67 to 3 with 4 abstaining. The president has yet to sign it into law, but is expected to do so soon.

From MP Narkiewicz:

“Members of parliament came to a conclusion, that behavior which has a destructive effect on children cannot be tolerated. The present situation in the media influenced that,” Narkiewicz said in an interview. “We see growing violence in the media, to which minors have access. We also see attempts to present homosexuality or bisexuality in a positive way, not only in entertainment programs or in talk shows, but also in educational shows. While the fact that these kinds of behaviors are against natural law and Christianity, is largely forgotten.”

Opponents of the law claim it violates free speech and promotes discrimination.

Poland is expected to pass their own version of this in the not so distant future. I applaud them for it.

No one is suggesting that violence against homosexuals is okay or that homosexuals should be discriminated against. But when we cease to see heterosexuality as the more desirable of the two conditions, then where is our society headed? At the very least, the birthrate in westernized countries will be a major factor in the continued existence of our culture as well as our very freedom and way of life. The alternative does not suit either hetero- or homosexuals in western nations. See an earlier post HERE.

And why should any nation's youth, already undergoing a confusing period in their lives, be subjected to such promotions, or be encouraged to experiment sexually in ways which could psychologically damage them for the rest of their lives? Ask our nation's gay lobbies. They will do anything to make their own lifestyles seem more mainstream...

And to avoid any faith-based arguments on this issue, please refer to the Catechism of the Catholic Church #2357-2359 and #2396. Pick up a Bible, too, and read Genesis 19:1-29, Romans 1:24-27, 1 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Timothy 1:10, etc...