Jun 17, 2007

"Loose lips sink ships"

One of the slogans the American people and our Allies lived by during World War II was, "Loose lips sink ships." In other words, don't say anything, such as a secret, that an enemy spy or sympathizer could overhear and use to harm our war effort by passing it along to the enemy.

It would be lending aid and comfort to the enemy for Americans to ever let their "loose lips" harm our country.

I thought of that slogan today after seeing, for the millionth time, a so-called conservative, pro-family values columnist use the term, "same-sex marriage."

Today, with preborn babies, the family, marriage and Catholic doctrine under massive attack, our "loose lips," in the sense of using the enemy's carefully designed propaganda language, can "sink ships" by conditioning the public against our pro-life, pro-family, Catholic cause.

No American in World War II would have used the enemy's propaganda terms! That's why we should recognize the enemy's propaganda terms today and stop using them.

Let's never say, "same-sex," but the accurate term, "homosexual."

Let's never say, "homosexual rights movement," but "homosexual movement."

Let's never say "homosexual marriage." It is not marriage, and cannot be.

Let's never say, "homosexual activity, " but "homosexual acts" or "sodomy."

Let's also never say, "alternative lifestyles," "sexual minorities" or "sexual diversity."

After all, loose lips sink ships.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand..."homosexual" literally means "same sex". If you don't want people to say "same sex" then they shouldn't say "homosexual" either since they are synonymous.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Struggling Sinner said...


Fr. Malloy has a long (but wothwhile post) on the advancing of the homosexual agenda in the Archdiocese of San Francisco:


2:53 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Gibbons,

Thank you very much for the link to the important post by Fr. John Malloy.

Seems to me that in recent years I've seen some fine letters of yours in the S.F. Chronicle.

12:08 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:39 a.m.,

Ask yourself why the homosexual lobby and the news media have substituted the term "same-sex" for the term "homosexual."

Also ask yourself why they always say "gay," not "homosexual."

It is the connotation. "Same-sex" and "gay" bring to mind fewer negatives than "homosexual" does.

As for synonyms: "Bourgeoisie" is roughly synonymous with "middle class," but Communists always say "bourgeoisie" because it has more negative connotations than "middle class."

There are lots of similar examples.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Anonymous 8:39 p.m.,

A little more explanation: The term "homosexual" has been the standard term, so when people drop it suddenly and everywhere, we know there is a reason.

"Same-sex" is a euphemism, and every euphemism is wholly or partly dishonest or disingenuous.

12:49 PM  

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