Jun 24, 2008

"Speak truth to power"

As you've probably noticed, liberals love the expression, "Speak truth to power."

They imagine themselves as the underdog, when in reality they are powerful, as in their stranglehold on education from the universities on down to pre-school.

But the liberals sure do not like it when somebody speaks truth to them!

That was the case in ole L.A. yesterday when our pro-abortion Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa claimed to be "marrying" two homosexuals at City Hall.

Today's L.A. Times reports (click on this post's title) that a lady "introduced herself as the 'Angel of the Trinity' [and] strode up to the podium to denounce the ceremony and call Villaraigosa an 'adulterer' -- a reference to his extramarital affair with a television reporter."

The Times continues:

"'I don't believe that gay marriage is morally right,' said Rosalyn Schultz of Hesperia, moments after the mayor shooed her away from the lectern. Schultz went on to warn that such unions [sic] would invite earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes."

Now, why did Villaraigosa shoo this lady away? Why didn't he invite her to stay there and "dialogue" with him? He didn't like being told the truth, did he?

Another truth is that Cardinal Roger Mahony should have been there, or out in front of City Hall holding a press conference, to say exactly what Rosalyn Schultz of Hesperia said: "I don't believe that gay marriage is morally right."

Yes, the Cardinal and his fellow bishops of Los Angeles posted a statement against the court decision on their website. But, unfortunately, Angelenos will not see that statement. We need public witness about Catholic truth.

We need all of us, starting with our Church leaders, to speak truth to power.


Anonymous Karen Muehlberger said...

You're right about speaking truth to power. The next time one of your relatives is being baptized, I'm going to run up to the pulpit and make a speech about child molestation in the Catholic Church. Then I'm going to point out all adulterers, fornicators, people who ate meat on Friday, and any other person in the congregation who has ever committed a sin, because I'm an angel of God and I can do what I want. Since I'm an angel of God I don't have to do any reflection on my own behavior or the impact of my actions on others, but instead I can pass judgement on others.

7:45 AM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

It's funny isn't it. You know that what was being said by the nice lady was absolutely correct.

The leaders of the Church in LA should have been there front and center defending the Sacrament of Marriage.

Let us pray!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Karen M.,

Thanks for writing. You're absolutely right that we each have to do reflection on our own behavior and that we must not pass judgment on our neighbor.

But those things are not the same as upholding Catholic teaching about sexual morality and the common good. Ole Q did not judge the state of Mayor Villaraigosa's conscience or that of the two homosexuals he pretend-married.

The Bible says that the just man falls seven times a day and that if we say we are without sin we are liars. So Ole Q would never claim to be "an angel of God" or say he can do what he wants.

All this is why Jesus has given us the beautiful and wonderful Sacrament of Confession. It can be hard to examine our conscience, admit and acknowledge our sins, tell our sins in Confession -- even though the priest has heard all those sins before -- and resolve to sin no more. But, oh, the joy of being forgiven, being right with God again and having a clean heart and a fresh start!

What joy to hear the priest say, "You didn't do so bad, now, did you?" and "Don't worry about the past; you're on the right track now." And especially to hear him say, "I absolve you from all your sins..."

God bless you!

9:44 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Dear Joe,

You're sure right that what the nice lady said at the fake-marriage event was absolutely correct -- and you're also right that our Church leaders should have been there, too.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and here's a hint:


11:21 AM  
Anonymous DAve said...

That was me...
I was just trying to provide some insight as to why our good shepards don't seem to do much barking...

3:03 AM  

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