Jan 18, 2006

New Year's Resolutions for a Cardinal (#8)

EIGHT: SHUT OFF THE FOUNTAIN OF FILTH Suppose the sewer line outside your residence broke and started spewing its contents in all directions, endangering the health of the community. Would you (a) put a clothespin on your nose and smile, or (b) pressure those responsible till they cleaned up the mess?

You are the Archbishop of the pornography capital of the world. Day after day, L.A.'s smut kings spew out tsunamis of XXX-rated sewage all over God's good earth. They ruin countless young people and marriages, trigger innumerable sexual sins, set the stage for numberless abortions, fan epidemics of VD, AIDS and sex addiction, and spark rapes and child molestations worldwide. Do you want your legacy to include, "Did nothing about the pornography plague infecting the whole world from right under his nose"?

Start lobbying law enforcement at local, state, national and international levels to start slapping handcuffs on the porn kings who have turned L.A. into one of the most shameful places on earth, and who make the whole world wonder why you have a hands-off policy.

Next, dust off the 20th-century popes' beautiful documents on indecency in movies and TV. Study them closely, pray, then take action. Privately lobby the movie and TV bosses to reinstate the pro-decency production code that the U.S. bishops persuaded Hollywood to adopt during the 1920s, and which fostered the Golden Age of film.

If the Hollywood big shots refuse to stop spewing nudity, sex scenes, gutter language, brutality, satanism, anti-Christian bigotry and other poison at the children and families of the world, form an alliance with every pro-decency leader in the country and publicly shame them till they clean up their act.


Anonymous David C. said...

Great suggestion. Truly. That his eminence doesn't do this is telling.

10:01 PM  
Blogger bobnd said...

His eminence has an ego the size of Texas. He won't do what he is supposed to do, he's trapped in the 1960's. Orthodox Catholiscism never flounders. It is consitant and always there.

2:17 AM  
Blogger The Dover Beachcomber said...

Right on target. But society at large hasn't been the only victim. When all is said and done, I think it will also be shown that this same stream of temptation played a big role in the demoralization of the clergy since the 1960's, and the subsequent fall of many priests into grave sin.

Every bishop who obstinately fails to adopt this resolution should be replaced.

11:17 AM  
Blogger CS said...

I wish more people had the guts...the problem is that even most of those who hate porn are opposed to taking legal/police action against it. They fear 'censorship'-the chickens!

1:53 PM  

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