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  • One Man’s Dystopia is Another’s Idea of Fun Times

    March 14 is fast approaching and I’m getting ready for the release of Cadáin’s Watch, book three in my dystopian series.

    My latest effort is a new book trailer.

     

     

    I’m very excited about my latest book. Part of the reason is that I no longer believe that it will all come true, now that Hillary Clinton was not elected president.

    As long as the GOP stands up to the Left and the courts don’t all go rogue, we have a chance to remain a free country.

    Of course it’s not certain. The courts are iffy. They’re packed with Leftists who do not glance at the law while deciding cases that may mean life or death for the Americans they were appointed to serve.

    We’ve seen evidence of it recently with an activist judge’s ruling (which is completely devoid of any reason and has nothing to with the constitution or the law) against President Trump’s EO for a 90 day travel ban from countries that are failed states and that may harbor people who want Americans to die.

    The 9th Circuit Court of appeals ruled against Trump, and now the case will go to the Supreme Court.

    My hope is that SCOTUS will look at the actual law and the constitution and reverse the 9th Circuit. Doing otherwise could be dangerous.

    In the day or two after the Leftist judge made a ruling that Trump’s EO was not constitutional, refugees from the countries in question doubled in number compared to pre-Trump’s executive order.

     

    The State Department has more than doubled the rate of refugees from Iraq, Syria and other suspect countries in the week since a federal judge’s reprieve, in what analysts said appears to be a push to admit as many people as possible before another court puts the program back on ice.

    A staggering 77 percent of the 1,100 refugees let in since Judge James L. Robart’s Feb. 3 order have been from the seven suspect countries. Nearly a third are from Syria alone — a country that President Trump has ordered be banned altogether from the refugee program. Another 21 percent are from Iraq. By contrast, in the two weeks before Judge Robart’s order, just 9 percent of refugees were from Syria and 6 percent were from Iraq.

    “There’s no doubt in my mind they would be doing whatever they could to get people in before something changes because, from their perspective, their motivation is to resettle these folks. It would not be the first time that State Department officials have prioritized facilitating someone’s entry to the United States over security concerns,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy studies director at the Center for Immigration Studies.

     

    The above could be very dangerous. Back in December a Somali refugee raped a woman on a bus in Minneapolis. He had been admitted to America by Obama only three months earlier.

    A 22-year old Somali man who arrived in the United States in September faces charges of criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

    “A Minneapolis man is being charged with criminal sexual conduct after being accused of raping a woman on a bus passing through Crookston Friday,” according to the Crookston Times.

    “Mohamed Harir Ayanle, 22, was released from the Northwest Regional Correction Center Monday on a $5,000 bond and on the condition that he does not leave Minnesota,” the Times reported.

    According to the criminal complaint filed with the Minnesota 9th Judicial District Court in Polk County, the suspect “just moved to Minnesota on September 22, 2016 from Somalia.”

     

    That’s only one incident though. In Europe, where the refugee resettlement program is much further along than America’s, people are dying. See here.

    Here’s another horror story. Daughter of top EU official raped and murdered in Germany–Afghan migrant admits killing.

     

    Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path.

    She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam.

    The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday.

    The suspect, an Afghan migrant, was caught after police found DNA on a scarf near the path.

    The scarf reportedly belonged to Maria.

    They also found a strand of hair on a nearby blackberry bush.

    Officers then trawled CCTV to see find people with a similar hairstyle, which led them to the suspect.

    Following his arrest the suspect, aged 17, pleaded guilty to the attack and will be sentenced next year.

     

    The stories above are not included here to sway Leftist opinion on Trump’s attempt to restrict travel for 90 days from countries classified by Obama as dangerous.

    The Leftists and Democrats who back the the decision of the court are beyond reason. They hate Trump, and no amount of pleas for reason will convince them that Trump is not Hiitler, but just the new President of the United States who is doing his job to protect Americans from harm.

    I included these examples to make the following point: If an American or Americans are hurt or killed by one or more refugees that were processed into the country at high speed just to get back at Trump, then the judge who began this, the 9th Circuit, and all of the Leftist media who do not report incidents like the above WILL be blamed.

    This is not conjecture. They will have blood on their hands, and President Trump will be well within his rights to call for the impeachment by Congress of the judges.

    Against the hostile media there is no justice. They are never held to account for anything and they never will be unless people stop watching them.

    And the bloody hands will also be worn by Leftists who would take the chance of allowing someone else’s child, mother, sister, brother, father or mother to be attacked by an un-vetted refugee.

    They will never admit that themselves, but they will be blamed by the rest of us. This will further divide America. However, they got back at Trump, so, no biggie.

    What does all of this have to do with dystopias?

    While perusing the twitter mobs on or about November 10 I happened to see a tweet from a leftist opining that he was finding it hard to get used to living in a dystopia.

    This led me to type the words dystopia and dystopian into a twitter search. There I found many such tweets, all from Leftists (some of them authors) saying they were living in a dystopia.

    This is still going on today. Try the search yourself and you’ll see the evidence.

    Now please. It took only the election of Trump to make Liberals “feel” like they are living in a dystopia. On what basis?

    Their candidate of choice lost the election.

    Meanwhile, conservatives have just lived through 8 years of tyranny and abuse by Obama and his Leftist minions.

    Our groups (Tea Party) were targeted by the IRS and declared to be “risky” by the Obama administration.

    We were and are being forced to purchase a product by law (health insurance) which violates our rights under the Constitution.

    Businesses were mobbed and attacked and sued by Leftists for refusing to bake a freaking cake. People’s lives were ruined, They were fired from their jobs for holding the “wrong” opinion on matters of conscience.

    The list could on for two pages or more, and these pretentious Liberals actually believe they were inserted into a dystopia one day after their candidate lost an election?

    What does that say about them?

    While we suffered with no recourse and no voice, they were living it up, adding their tweets and their one star yelp reviews on pizza shops to the crushing of conservatives.

    While Harry Reid gutted the rules of the Senate and became a one man gatekeeper on which bills were brought to the floor for votes, Liberals were yukking it up and pointing and laughing and name calling us when we lost un-winnable battles in our representative government.

    While we watched in horror as Planned Parenthood executives spoke of selling the body parts of aborted infants in hopes of earning enough blood money to buy a Lamborghini, Leftists screamed that PP could do no wrong, even after seeing footage of the crimes.

    While we begged the press to cover the Gosnell house of abortion horrors trial, the press box remained empty but for one or two real journalists.

    While Obama made veiled threats against working class Americans and told his disciples to counter us by saying  ‘If they bring a knife to the fight, you bring a gun’ (paraphrase) Leftists were shouting us down on social media and labeling everyone who disagreed with them as a racist.

    While we fought for the recognition that four Americans were left to die horrible deaths at the hands if Islamist butchers in Benghazi by Hillary Clinton and Obama, they were tweeting “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi” and rolling their eyes.

    While we pleaded for the truth to be told at the Benghazi hearings, Leftists decided to run the woman responsible for the failed Libyan policy that led to the attacks for president.

    And they now believe they are living through tough times?

    The un-attachment to reality is evident.

    No, Leftists, you’re not living in a dystopia. We were.

    As a matter of fact, we still are. Your screaming and chanting protests are making life more difficult for everyone.

    During the terrible tyranny of Obama, which Leftists believed were high times, I prayed for deliverance from them and wrote my books.

    Each book contains fictional incidents that turned out to become fact under Obama.

    Book three describes my vision of the natural end of the path the Leftists were forcing us down.

    I still have hope that what I wrote will not become our future. But with the unhinged behavior and complete disrespect for law that we have witnessed since November 8, it’s still possible for my dystopia to become our reality.

     

    Related Posts:

    A letter to my Granddaughter regarding the election of Donald Trump

    The Bathroom Dilemma ~ (Part 2, Cans in the USA)

    Cadáin’s Watch is available for Preorder

     

    Above is a free preview of Tears of Paradox, book one in my series.


  • The Unhinged Left: Immigration Riots

    *This post has been updated due to the removal of the original video from youtube. Below is another video of the same incident. Though not as long, you can still see the unhinged violence.*

    I don’t plan to spend too much time on the unhinged Left and their attempts to subvert the Democratic process in America because they lost an election, so any and all posts on this subject will be short and to the point.

     

    This post concerns the recent protests/riots at airports. Traffic was blocked and average Americans missed their flights because of protests like the one in the video below, which turned violent. It’s 15 minutes long, but in its entirety provides context.

     

     

    So, if you watched, you saw thugs who claimed to be peaceful protesters screaming at Americans who disagreed with them. The protesters screamed the word “Nazi” over and over before attacking the dissenters and injuring one man.

    The rioters, who themselves exhibited behavior reminiscent of brownshirts, were then dealt with by riot police.

    1) These protests, along with the Women’s March last week, and most likely others that will crop up in the future were financed by George Soros.

    2) George Soros is a Nazi. I will provide two links for people who are not aware of Soros’ past. Please click here and here.

    Note: I do not care one iota how old or young George Soros was when he helped the Nazis. His character was either intact at that time or formed shortly after these incidents, and has remained to this day. He is evil personified.

    On to the most disgusting Leftist talking point that appeared over the weekend. It was spread far and wide by Leftists who don’t have a shred of decency , respect or self awareness in their tiny minds.

    I saw it spread in many forms, such as articles, memes and screenshots, but the easiest way to illustrate it for me is a link to the following tweet:

     

     

    Leftist bottom feeders decided to tweet and share pictures of Anne Frank, a Holocaust victim, in an Alinsky 101 tactic to guilt Americans who back a 90 day travel ban from 7 countries that are failed states and which may harbor terrorists.

    In no way do these two compare.

    Anne Frank was a victim of the Nazis. The people President Trump is determined to protect Americans from would have been more than happy to rape and behead Anne Frank. They would do the same today to any Jewish girl if they could get away with it. The Nazis had allies from the Middle East during WWII.

    So, as seen on Facebook:

     

    From a friend’s wall:

    Ah. Yes.

    “America turned away Jews fleeing Nazis in WWII – we can’t turn away Muslims now…”

    Motherfucker, you saw any Jews in Europe shouting “Death to America” before getting on a boat for a trip?
    No?
    Plenty of arguments for and against immigration, bans on admission and who should be permitted into America on humanitarian grounds.
    The Jews of WWII (whose descendants you are proud to fuck in the UN–that’s right, I’m talking to you liberal bitches who support the Obama Administration’s knife in the back) are an argument you don’t get to use.

     

    I agree wholeheartedly with whoever wrote that post.

     

    Leftists have also been posting mournfully about the Statue of Liberty as a way to explain their pretzel twisted logic about protesting the 90 day travel ban, using the poem by Emma Lazarus.

    Note to the unhinged: When Lazarus wrote that poem, she was, most likely, not envisioning welcoming people from failed states that have, in the past, vowed to kill Americans or force them to convert to Islam under Sharia law.

    As a Jewish American not living in today’s Liberal parallel universe, she might have agreed with Trump’s EO.

    After all, there are folks from certain regions of the world that have vowed that Israel and Jews are Satan, and must die accordingly.

    Lazarus may not have been all that thrilled about welcoming them without vetting. Just a thought.

    So take your fake and newly found love of Lady Liberty and shove it.

    If you want to look at Liberty being torn apart, I invite you to gaze upon the following creative commons photos by 9/11 Photos:

     

     

    Well, enough for today. I’m sure there will be more unhinged activity coming soon.

     

     

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  • The Bathroom Dilemma ~ (Part 2, Cans in the USA)

    Part 1 of my post on the bathroom controversy is a detailing of the facts re HB2, and other relevant information. To read, click here.

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    And now for part 2, starring every American’s “Boss”, Bruce Springsteen. Click here to read Springsteen’s announcement (which I suspect will eventually get him Dixie Chicked) that he had decided to cancel a show in Greensboro, North Carolina because of HB2, which, in his opinion, places an unbearable burden on a small percentage of North Carolinians.

    Said group and their advocates, who object to the new law, were referred to as “freedom fighters.” Yeah. Freedom fighters. Because of a law that states that a person possessing a penis may not enter a communal ladies room in any school, community college, state park or government building, Bruce, whom author and blogger Sarah Hoyt termed a “brain dead lefticle” has deemed them “freedom fighters.”

     

    As if!

    Below is a photo of American soldiers on a recon mission during the Iraq war.

    U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment conduct an area reconnaissance mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner's Mate 1st Class Martin Anton Edgil) (Released)
    U.S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment conduct an area reconnaissance mission in Baghdad, Iraq, Aug. 11, 2006. (U.S. Navy photo by Gunner’s Mate 1st Class Martin Anton Edgil) (Released) Photo credit, Wikipedia.

     

    Following is a photo of the “freedom fighter” who managed to get a bill passed which the brain dead lefticle™ crowd most likely would have been satisfied with:

     

    Seaverence, Chad
    Convicted sex offender and Charlotte City Council member Chad Seaverence, who pushed for the bathroom sharing ordinance which HB2 prevented from going into effect.

     

    Notice the difference? If you were visiting America from another planet, (assuming you understood the definitions of the words “freedom” and “fighter”) which photo would you choose to denote such a group?

    Never mind that HB2 explicitly states that once the transition from male to female or vice versa is complete, the transgendered person may use the bathroom which corresponds to the gender to which they have transitioned. That fact does not matter a damn to Bruce and his fellow travelers.

    In fact, as you will see shortly, the brain dead lefticles™ (trademark added by me, because Sarah’s description is so right on that it deserves distinction) are either completely unaware of the bill’s contents or are lying about it.

    As I’m sure many of my friends know, Springsteen is my favorite artist. I don’t know why, nor can I explain it. All I know is that I was sort of indifferent to his music as a teen, but grew to love it in my twenties.

    Listening has gotten me through numerous hard times, and I have no other answer or excuse. If this sounds like a confession one would make to a priest, in anticipation of absolution, know that it’s because today, after the North Carolina stunt, I’m ashamed of myself for being taken in by this scam band.

    In fact, last night, as I was working on something or other, a Springsteen song began playing upstairs in my husband’s music room. Immediately I screamed: “Turn that shit off!” But the song, “She’s the One” (who can’t spare a square) continued to assault my ears. (My husband plays his music LOUD). So I decided to call him on his cell phone. He didn’t answer. And unfortunately, since I was loathe to stop what I was doing and run up the stairs, I listened till the end.

    Fifteen minutes later, my husband came downstairs and told me he heard my screams and shouts, but could not turn the shit off because he himself was stuck on the can in the unisex upstairs bathroom, doing whatever men do when they have a call of nature.

    Meh. It wasn’t his fault. Everybody has a hungry fart once in awhile. It’s hard to be a saint in the shitty.

    As you can see, I’m trying to be lighthearted about my loss of respect for Bruce and the E Streeters. The music really does mean a lot to me.

    But now, after this stunt by the brain dead lefticle™ I feel like the soundtrack of my life just got flushed down the shitter, along with any inclination I might have had to go see Springsteen “one more time.”

    How lucky and blessed I am to be married to a man who gifted me with tickets to 3 different Springsteen shows, boxed sets, CDs, vinyl, music and books. This is in addition to all the other rock shows he has taken me to. At least I can, if at some point I get past this unbelievable slap in the face to me, my family, friends and all the other Americans who support HB2, listen to the music I already own.

    But that will take time. I have no inclination to pop any Springsteen CD into my car stereo right now. That reminds me–I need to change out my CD travel holder. It’s full of Springsteen CDs, and I don’t want to chance an accidental assault on my own ears. Such a thing might cause me to end up in a wreck on the highway, or lost in the flood. I may find myself behind a 7-11 store, or under an ancient relic of an Exxon sign somewhere in the Twilight Zone. What if I run off the road and enter some sort of window in time? I could end up anywhere! I might find myself in a filthy men’s room in daddy’s garage, staring at a pin up calendar from 1978. Who knows? I might get so scared I’d end up stuck in a swamp in the state of New Jersey. Or, God forbid, face to face with Rosie’s mom! Scary stuff.

    Sigh…Now it’s time for the real shit. Gloves off, Tramps.

    Folks who disparage whole sections of America, all the while demonstrating their ignorance on the matter in question, and referring to concerned Americans as “idiots”, are not what I believed Bruce and the E Street Band to be.

    But I received a rude awakening over the past few days.

    I was aware of the fact that many of Springsteen’s hard core fans were nasty, ignorant and brutal people, because I made the mistake of giving my opinion re Benghazi on his Facebook page in 2012. What followed was an exercise in cruelty, ignorance and stupidity that left me feeling as if I needed a shower.

    After the comments, I hurried to unfollow all the Facebook Springsteen Fan pages I frequented. It had become apparent to me that “my kind” (not a Liberal Democrat SJW) weren’t welcome on these forums, so, I left.

    I found Instagram, where nobody knew what pages I followed. I did not comment on photos, and most of the time I didn’t click the “like” button. Every once in awhile, I would “like” one of Patti Scialfa’s (Springsteen’s wife) photos, but my social media interaction with the Tramps was curtailed by me as a preemptive measure.

    You see, I had felt their disdain, arrogance and cruelty when I ventured that comment. No one really likes being called a liar, or told to get the hell out; you don’t belong here if you don’t support Bruce’s political views. And those were the kindest comments thrown my way.

    All that aside… I never knew until a few days ago that the band members also held “my kind” in disdain. But unfortunately, they themselves demonstrated this truth. The don’t want me, or my husband, or any other non Democrat/Progressive SJW to be their fans. That’s the bottom line. They hold themselves above us. They may tolerate us as long as we continue to fork over our hard earned dough for shows, merchandise and music, but that tolerance comes to a quick and complete end at the first sign of dissent from the religion of progressivism.

    This fact became apparent when I visited the twitter account of Steve Van Zant, E Street guitarist. Click here to see the feed of this upstanding American Rock icon.

    So, here we are.

     

    Bruce in Drag

     

    For another perspective on this particular cluster f**k, in addition to other culture war commentary, please read this piece by David Dubrow, a fellow author and blogger, whose photo-shopping skills can be seen above.

    And here’s another wonderful piece on the bathroom boondoggle. This writer asks Bruce how he would feel if a potential granddaughter of his were surprised in a bathroom by the sight of a strange man, among other pertinent questions.

    But like I said… now it’s time for me to say my piece. So buckle up bitches. If you don’t want to read the truth about this bunch of CHORFs who will, for the remainder of this post be termed the brain dead lefticle™ bathroom police, leave now. You’ve been warned.

    To begin, please read the following: Springsteen deliberately hurt fans, workers by cancelling NC show in stand against law banning men from women’s bathrooms.

     

    Rolling Stone reported Springsteen guitarist Steve Van Zandt said backstage Friday night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn that Springsteen and his band, The E Street Band, chose to hurt the people of North Carolina to punish them for the state’s new law protecting women and girls from ‘transgender’ men using women’s bathrooms.

    “We just felt the issue was just too important,” Van Zandt said. “This really vile and evil discrimination is starting to spread state to state and we thought, ‘We better take a stand right now and catch it early.’”

    …“It’s unfortunately the only way people understand. You have to hurt them economically in order to have them do the right thing morally, unfortunately,” the guitarist said, adding that he hoped Springsteen’s efforts in the state would “set some kind of example for others.”

     

    Morally? You have to “hurt them economically in order to have them do the right thing morally”??? What the hell kind of SJW bullshit is this? Whose morality? Steve Van Zant’s? Screw that.

    And according to the above quote, the entire band of brain dead lefticle™ bathroom police were in agreement with the action taken to teach those ignorant redneck Southern rubes a lesson in “morality.” I assume this includes Patti Scialfa, someone who seemed, to me, to be kind and decent. But that’s neither here nor there.

    The operative point is: These SJWs and their buddies in Hollywood and the Democrat party have become the new inquisition. Their religion of progressivism is being shoved down the throats of Americans on multiple fronts.

    Well, here’s what I have to say to the E Street Band: F*ck off. Get away from us. Get off your SJW high horse and attempt to look at matters from our point of view, or go back to your estate/fake farm in Colt’s Neck and stay there in your echo chamber.

    You Bruce, and Patti, and Steve, and Nils, do not get to legislate your particular version of morality and force it on the rest of us.

    Nobody living in the real world cares what you think. The idea of some band who 3/4 of Americans have never even heard of “hurting them economically in order to get them to do the right thing morally” is an exercise in egotism I haven’t seen since the Dixie Chicks decided to diss country music and America overseas. (Or maybe never).

    Your pathetic attempt to blackmail the state of North Carolina was a miserable failure, because the law is staying. And believe me, many, many American fans are completely disillusioned now.

    Not every American is a gooney eyed Springsteen follower, despite your abilty to fill stadiums on either coast. You look down on the people who follow you from town to town and show to show, waiting for GA tickets and perhaps prime positioning in the pit so they can “touch the hem of your garment” and you believe that you’re some kind of god.

    Well, you’re not. Nobody cares except your overseas fans, (some of whom were shafted by this NC stunt) and the hard core Tramps. Can you understand that?

    Well, we’ll see what we see. But I have a feeling that this particular band of brain dead lefticles™ might be in for a shock sometime soon. This stunt was the last straw for many of us. You jumped the shark.

    Now, a few examples of the aforementioned “morality” and the superior education and intelligence of these special beings.

    Again, go to Steve Van Zant’s twitter swamp, and read the tweets and replies.

    1) Example of ignorance of the law HB2 when confronted with a reasonable concern of we who are not as “educated” as the brain dead lefticle™ bathroom police and their fellow Tramp travelers:

    Wrong. See my post, part one, for the facts.

     

    2) Example of ignorance on the rights of Americans under the 1st amendment of the US Constitution:

    Wrong. See amendment I of the Constitution of The United States Of America.

     

    3) Example of abuse of a concerned mom who tried to enlighten the above brain dead lefticle™ on the convicted sex offender who began this load of shit:

    Wrong. She was presenting facts, which the brain dead lefticle™ did not want to face, or chose to ignore. Who’s the idiot?

     

    4) Example of abuse and arrogant stupidity and belief in superstition by a brain dead lefticle™ fellow traveler Tramp:

    Wrong. I believe the woman in question is a Republican. Republicans were the party begun before the US Civil War and the party behind the North. The North fought the South to end the abomination that was slavery in America.

    The KKK was formed by Southern Democrats after the war, and continued to be populated with Democrats through the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s. Democrats OPPOSED Civil Rights for African Americans, and Republicans fought alongside MLK and other Civil Rights leaders until the Civil Rights act finally passed.

    Democrats were the authors of the infamous Jim Crow statutes. A KKK member was even elected a US Senator. Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, (deceased) of West Virginia, created a new chapter of the KKK in Sophia, West Virginia. He was a leader and recruiter who was eventually elected as Exalted Cyclops (top officer) of the Sophia KKK chapter.

    Does anyone else notice something off about the above tweets? How can this be? How can these arbiters of morality and superior knowledge be wrong on the very issue they have chosen as a hill to die on?

    I suppose we may never know.

    Sigh…. despite my anger and disgust, I really am sick and saddened over this.

    I love the music. I doubt I’ll ever stop.

    But as Bruce said in his statement: “Some things are more important than a rock show.”

    And now that I have written what was on my mind and in my heart, I’ll be able to forget about this huge, steaming pile of unnecessary bullshit that has further divided America.

    I’ll go back to writing the 3rd installment of my near future dystopia. Unfortunately, it already contains a horrific scenario detailing the natural consequences of what the E Street bathroom police would like to foist upon the rest of us.


  • Chris Matthews ~ I’m sorry… So sorry.

    Chris Matthews is sorry. He said so. And that should be enough, right?

    The story that prompted this post can be found here. Mr. Matthews, while in the process of disparaging Republican Presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, decided to refer to them as “Cubans.” I knew Matthews was ignorant on many things, but I had no idea he didn’t understand that people with different heritages can, in fact be Americans.

    After all, there are so many hyphenated Americans that I thought such a thing was common knowledge. (African-Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic-Americans, etc.). I know Mr. Matthews hasn’t been asleep for the past twenty years because I’ve seen his face and heard other remarks as recently as 2014, when the election results came in, and he realized that the majority of American legs didn’t tingle the way his did.

    So why did he say this?

     

    “Who’s going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?” he asked on his show Tuesday night. “Who’s going to watch a debate between Rubio, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz? Who cares?”

     

    I guess we’ll never know, because he said he was sorry. Chris Matthews is of the protected class. He and other SJW Media figures can disparage anyone they want, as long as the person is hated by the Left. The only reason Matthews apologized was because the mayor of Miami-Dade County, Florida, called him out in a letter.

     

    Carlos Gimenez, the Cuban-born Republican mayor of Miami-Dade County, wrote the MSNBC anchor Thursday to object to Matthews’ comment earlier this week that Thursday night’s GOP primary debate would be boring without Donald Trump.

    “Who’s going to watch a debate between the two Cuban guys?” Matthews said on his Hardball show Tuesday night.

    He was referring to Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Neither is Gimenez’s candidate — he’s backing Jeb Bush — but the mayor nevertheless told Matthews he was “deeply offended.”

     

    Below is the letter.

    After receiving this message from Mayor Giminez, Chris Matthews said he was sorry. 

    Even though the mayor didn’t ask for an apology. How very thoughtful of him. Now he can move on to his next target, since again, he is protected from any ramifications.

    Others are not so lucky, and remarks such as the one made by Matthews can cause great sorrow and distress in their lives. Sometimes the wrong word, remark or political position can even cost someone their livelihood. (See here, and here).

    What would happen (hypothetically, since no real journalist, pundit or any human being with integrity or compassion would ever do it) if someone with their own nationally televised cable TV show made a similar remark about the Democratic presidential candidates? Something like: Why would anyone tune in to the debate just to see two old white socialists?

    We all know exactly what would happen, don’t we? The person who made such a remark would be vilified, they would receive hate mail, their children would be mocked and their families trashed, they’d be suspended the next day, and most likely would be forced to resign. That’s the way Leftists roll when they decide on a target.

    But Chris Matthews? Nah. He said he was sorry. That will suffice, because he disparages all the right people. To the Leftist media, the fact that countless Americans of Cuban descent were hurt by his callousness is simply collateral damage, something to be expected during the transformation of America.

    I agree that Matthews is sorry. He’s a sorry excuse for a journalist.

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  • The “Win” of the Pro-Choice Catholics ~ A Pro-Life Perspective

    October is Respect Life Month, and today the Catholic Church Celebrates Respect Life Sunday a day for the Pro-Life Catholic community to celebrate life, and bring awareness about the dangers facing the unborn, elderly, handicapped and marginalized.

    I hardly know where to begin. As someone who worked for over 5 years to bring awareness to the plight of the unborn, I’m definitely happy, because I know that my efforts and the efforts of my dear pro-life friends and parishioners did actually do some good, probably more than we realize. We sponsored a women’s shelter for a year or so, and tried our best to truly help women and babies. For more on how hard we worked and the ultimate end of our ministry, please click here for details.

    The four of us organized trips to the annual March for Life, tried a pro life movie night, handed out pro life prayer cards, and sat at a table at the church bazaar and tried to interest parishioners in learning about unborn children. We raffled off handmade baby quilts, blankets and sweaters, and held a “baby shower” every spring. The baby items were then donated to a crisis pregnancy center.

    The previous post has additional relevance, since October is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

    I am truly trying my best not to be too upset today. I don’t want this post to be a litany of bitter grievances. That’s not my intent. However, I find that blogging about events and expressing my feelings in writing helps me to put things behind me. That’s what I’m doing now. Please understand that I am simply writing a true account. If my words make you cry, imagine how upset my friends and I feel. If my words make you snicker and laugh and pooh-pooh my feelings about today, thinking I’m just a sore loser and a backward American who needs to get with the times, then you’re probably a Liberal, or a Leftist, or a Progressive, or Pro-Choice, or just a cold person.  All of the previous may or may not be hyphenated with the word “Catholic.” Whatever.

    I just spoke to my husband on the phone, and described this morning’s Respect Life Sunday Mass at our parish church, and he and I both agree: The pro-choice Catholics have won, at least for now.

    Today’s Mass was a very beautiful Mass. The choir sang lovely songs in harmony, the readings were interesting, our priest’s homily was comforting and references were made to respecting all human life from conception to natural death. The gifts were presented by children. Two had Down Syndrome, and another little girl, a sweet, beautiful girl whom I have seen on numerous occasions also presented gifts. She does not have Down Syndrome. Still, she is very special. All in all it was a nice Mass.

    Until the end. That’s when I walked into the Narthex/gathering space where parishioners were socializing with donuts and coffee. It’s a monthly event after 9:30 Mass in our Parish. Our priest mentioned the hosts of today’s social, but I didn’t hear what he said, because this was the first Respect Life Sunday Social in 6 years that was not held for the purpose of bringing awareness to the pro-life cause, and I was actually trying not cry. Our priest did his best, and announced that pamphlets on the plight of the unborn and other respect life information would be available at a table in the Narthex.

    Educational fetal models at correct size for each moth of gestationIn previous years, we four friends tried to make the socials nice occasions. We bought juice and donuts and stood behind the table and passed them out. One of us, usually my friend, Angie, who was the unofficial head of our group, stood next to the table of information.

    Sometimes Angie borrowed a display of life-like human baby models from the state Pro-Life Federation, so people could see what unborn children looked like. The models Angie drove miles to pick up and then miles to return were similar to these, except all 9 months of gestation were represented. I have a fond memory of a fellow parishioner who showed her little granddaughters the baby models, while explaining to them about babies before they are born, and how they are real human beings.

    The interest of some parishioners made up a little for the parents who sent their children to our table to get donuts and juice, and then called them back so they could eat them in peace, undisturbed by references or images of children less fortunate, those whose moms lived in minority neighborhoods where Planned Parenthood clinics were located. I once, in a  moment of ingenuity, (or insanity depending on your viewpoint) suggested that one of us mingle with the crowd who had gotten their refreshments and then retreated to the other side of the room, as far away from us as they could get.

    Some people, perhaps understanding that stuffing their faces with Respect Life Sunday donuts without at least sauntering past the info table and pretending to give it a look was just plain rude, simply walked out without donuts, coffee, juice, prayer cards, or leaflets. (And who knows? Perhaps this was customary with some families. I remember when my kids were young and I didn’t want to stay for donuts. I didn’t want to be rude, allow my children to take donuts and then just run for the car, so I dragged my kids out while they griped that they wanted a donut, and why couldn’t we have just stayed?)

    Hooded, cabled baby sweaterThe Sunday I’m referring to was (I think) Respect Life Sunday 2012, right before President Obama was reelected. I had knitted a cute sweater to be be raffled off that weekend, similar to this one, which I knitted for a friend’s child.

    The sweater I knitted for that year’s Respect Life raffle was cream colored, with different cabling and buttons, not frogs. Still, it was warm and cute and hooded, suitable for either a boy or a girl. There were lots of people mingling after Mass, eating and talking, so Angie, being braver than I, took the sweater and went among the wolves trying to sell a few raffle tickets. I can’t remember how many she sold or who won the sweater. Our usual donations for events such as these ran anywhere between $25-$75, depending on the event. (I’m erring on the side of overestimating). I stood back and watched Angie speak to people. She must have gotten some interest, since we did get a few donations. However, you could see other people who didn’t want to be bothered. That was the atmosphere at the time, and it’s no better now.

    When I say “among the wolves” I am not exaggerating. There were, and are, wolves there. I’m hoping some of them have changed their hearts a bit, however, I will never know, because I keep away from them for the most part. I don’t know how many readers have ever felt uncomfortable among groups, but I can assure you I’m not exaggerating. This was not “all in my head” nor my friends’ heads. We all felt it at one time or another. I won’t mention which of us suffered the following bullshit from parishioners, but it’s all true. One of my friends stood handing out pro-life prayer cards with her children after a different Mass, and was approached by a pro-choice Catholic who should have had the decency to just walk out the door. Instead, she walked up to my friend who held out a card. Instead of accepting the card, and then perhaps tossing it in the trash at home, the woman laughed in my friend’s face, turned up her nose, and strutted out the front door. Same shit, different day.

    The most blatant wolf-like behavior occurred a year ago, when my dear friend Angie was backstabbed by parishioners at a school board meeting. These wolves allowed Angie to be likened to a Nazi in public, because Angie had the temerity to stand up for concerned parents and ask that a book– which basically gave blueprints for do it yourself abortions (including using knitting needles) and how to steal drugs from your parents medicine cabinet, hide them in your room, and save them up just in case you decide to commit suicide, among other questionable things–be put in the guidance office of the High School so kids 13-16 could be counseled about what they would read.

    Yes, you read that correctly. Three parishioners from our church hold positions on a school board. These three voted to keep a piece of trash masquerading as literature available without any age restrictions whatsoever, by crying “Book Banning!” These people go to church on Sunday and then go out on Monday and do the opposite of what Christ teaches. So be it. Everyone has free will. For more on the nonsense and SJW tactics of the Banned Books crowd, please see this PJ Media post by Megan Fox. (PS. The Banned books crowd actually bans certain books, those they decide should be “kicked to the curb.” There is a screenshot proving this in Megan’s article if you’re interested.)

    People like these populate my community. And, BTW, the town library near the High School which accused my friend of being a Nazi and a book banner operates under the same rules as the ALS mentioned in Megan’s article. This library was one of the places where a rumor was being spread about “some woman who is trying to ban books.”  It was easy to find out they are ALS sycophants by typing the name of the Library into a twitter search, and then finding the twitter account of one of the librarians, who is an ALS member. This library has been at odds with the community over the past year for one thing after another, including a failure to be transparent, and changing the name of the library against the wishes of residents. But this was to be expected.  That’s what you get when you start palling around with far Leftists who are pushing an anti-family anti-parent agenda in your school. You lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. And I, for one, have zero sympathy, unless it’s for people who truly were in the dark about this mess. For the people who sucked up to these types and used their lying dirty tactics on my friend, and who are now upset about the library being ripped out from under them, well… they got exactly what they deserved.

    The biggest backstabber is also a fellow parishioner who ran for SB as a CONSERVATIVE. She assured people that she would be a voice for a little sanity, since the school is overrun with texts full of errors in history, and other Common-Core style nonsense. But, when things got tough, this woman folded like a cheap suit, went along with the board and their “Nazi” insinuations and hung my friend out to dry. (A few months later, this cool and hip gal was made VP of the school board. Go figure.)

    And no, I am not sorry for using words such as wolves and backstabber. If the shoe fits, freaking wear it and deal with it.

     

    If somehow, you are reading this and recognize yourself, and you are no longer a pro-choice Catholic, and regret acting the way you did, I hope you know I hold nothing against you. And even if you are still a Pro-choice Catholic now, today, with all of the horrid news and videos coming out about Planned Parenthood, and you think I’m a liar, and that everyone except Planned Parenthood’s champions are liars, I still hold nothing against you. Everyone makes choices, and everyone has free will.

     

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    But as I said, I feel sad and hurt about things that happened. I found it hard to be at Mass this morning, knowing we gave up. I find it difficult to know that our battle in our own neighborhood was lost, when we were doing what we were supposed to be doing, according to the catechism and Catholic teaching. I find it terribly hard to attend Mass at our church at times, though I used to feel as comfortable there as I did in my own home. I’ve been a member there since I was a child.  Not that I hold a grudge, but to know that other Catholics do such things makes me skittish, and now I’m happier when I can go to Mass at churches where no one knows me.

    Writing about this is helping me to get through this day, so I’m doing it, and that is that. And I seriously doubt that anyone I’m referring to would ever read my blog, since I don’t publicize my books in my own parish or neighborhood. This is because I can’t. I cannot contact the local newspapers to ask for a press release because of the subject matter of my books. These media outlets are SJW in nature. They do not do their job while reporting, they do not report fairly, they take sides, and are simply not to be trusted.

    (And if you are a friend of mine, and perhaps you are bored at my retelling of all of this because you have heard it before, I apologize. Writing this is keeping me from descending into my bed, weeping, so thanks for your patience.)

    I might as well add couple of additional episodes, things that seemed a bit strange when they happened but which I forgot about quickly. They may have had something to do with hostility to the idea of a pro-life group getting too uppity in the parish or they may not have, but here they are: We also tried to have a presence at our parish holiday bazaar for a few years. We had a table where we sold Christmas cards and offered handmade bead rosaries for a small donation. My friend’s kids made the rosaries. We also had a sign-up sheet for the annual DC March For Life, and for a couple of years we raffled off hand made baby quilts. One year we were assigned a nice table, right at the entrance. But two women representing the Susan Komen Breast Cancer Foundation took issue with our prominent table.

    To make a long story short, they wanted it. They were bringing awareness to breast cancer, they said, and the position of their table wasn’t suitable, tucked among crafters in a long line of other tables. They wanted our table, and they told the event organizers to get us to trade tables. When the organizer approached Angie, she simply said: “No. There is no reason for us to move, and we are staying.”

    A different year, I’m not sure if it was before or after the pink ladies incident, I arrived at the bazaar to find Angie in a state of confusion and bewilderment. I was shocked to learn the reason.  Angie always got to events early, and upon her arrival she found that we had been moved into the front entryway, a place where we would freeze, since it opened directly into the November chill. My friend Gwen was pregnant with her sixth child, and Angie was freaking out, since she didn’t think a pregnant woman should sit for hours right next to the outer door, excluded from the rest of the bazaar. So, this time Angie complained. She told whoever organized the event that under no circumstances should human beings be stuck in a freezing entryway, when the table we occupied previously was now being used for…wait for it…mushrooms. Yes, that’s right. Mushrooms. A table of mushrooms for sale was inside in the warmth, and we had been stuck out in the cold.

    By the time I arrived, the mushrooms were in the cold entryway, and Angie was setting up our stuff inside, but still… what is your opinion? Which should be out in the cold? Mushrooms, or people? Unless mushroom theft was a worry. The mushrooms were unattended, and paid for inside, so perhaps that might have been what drove the decision. However, if so, why us? Or why couldn’t things have been shifted just a bit, to allow for both mushrooms and people to be inside? Meh. We’ll never know now. (After a few years, we stopped renting table space at the bazaar). We had some nice people who attend church with us who always donated and bought tickets, and gave us support, and then we had people who didn’t know us, strangers, who would also buy chances on the quilts, so at the bazaars, we usually made about $100 which we promptly donated to Birthright.

    So, while we did do good, and I am very thankful to God for the opportunity to have done such work, and also thankful even for the nonsense and hurt I felt personally, because no servant is better than his master, and if God himself suffered mocking and such while on earth, then I should not expect not to, I still admit we lost. We lost a battle in our church.

     

    f52d600f472b7a72714088d3324dc9fbI hope and pray that other churches are more successful, and that Respect Life Sunday is making people aware today, when it’s needed the most, since Planned Parenthood and the big business of abortion have been caught on video committing crimes against humanity.

    And I did notice one man at the table in back, who took some information, so perhaps there was some awareness brought today in my home Parish. I must look on the bright side whenever I can.

     

     

    But today I became aware of a new development.

     

    Christ and His MotherThe ACLU is suing a Catholic Hospital System for refusing to perform abortions. Why in God’s name won’t these people stop? Catholic hospitals have nothing to do with abortions. It’s always been that way. But here we go. Here is an article from the Huffington Post, instructing women to threaten to sue Catholic hospitals into performing elective surgery against Catholic principles. What is this? Catholic Hospitals care for 1 in 6 patients in the united States. 1 in 6. Catholic Hospitals provide excellent care and services. But now it begins: An effort to force these hospitals to comply with demands from people with no other agenda than to force Catholics to violate their consciences.

    I really wish these people would just freaking stop. Just stop. Catholics will never perform abortions against their will. The hospitals will have to shut down if they lose these suits. Maybe not right away, of course, but eventually. Having spoken to other Catholics and freedom minded people about this, we sort of agree that that hospitals, even if ordered to perform abortions or tubal ligations lose the lawsuits, they will most likely simply continue to operate while defying the order. They have probably had plans in place for years, knowing this was coming. What needs to happen if the courts rule in favor of the abortion lobby, is simply to defy the court order and wait until men with guns arrive to enforce it. Put it out on youtube and other alternate media, since Leftist Democrat party media drones will not report such happenings.

    And then, if push comes to shove, Catholics will have go to jail and shut down the hospitals. This is the only option, and I have no doubt the leaders of our church WILL go to jail if push comes to shove. This idea of these progressives forcing everyone to bend to their will must be fought at some point. If ordinary Americans feel that abortion is of such importance that others must go to jail for their refusal to provide them, then so be it. If the Catholic Hospitals, which treat 1 out of every 6 people in America must close, thereby removing good care for Americans and causing a shortage, then perhaps that is what is needed to bring people out of their apathy. We have rights, too. This isn’t a game. This is the livelihood, rights and conscience of free Americans against a bunch of out of control SJWs on steroids.

    I knew this would happen. I knew it 2009, when I began writing my first book. With the advent of Obamacare and an ever growing government I knew it would happen, and here it is. I seriously doubt these people will back off of it, either. They will keep on and on and on with their lawsuits. The courts are iffy. Many judges lick their fingers an hold them up to the wind. What will be the fate of Catholic hospitals depends on ideology, not the law and the 1st amendment to the Constitution.

    Here’s an excerpt from Tears Of Paradox, published in May of 2014, written beginning in July, 2009:

    I couldn’t take her to the Catholic hospital in the next state either, not anymore. By law we were required to go to the ER assigned no matter what, but the Catholic hospital had closed eight months earlier anyway. I remembered the situation in agony. Why? Why did it happen? I could have her there in twenty minutes… Damn the HCA!

    There’d been a fight between the Bishop and the board of directors of the Catholic hospital over abortion, and the Bishop had stood his ground. The board fought him—along with the HCA of course—and the whole hospital shut down over it. Court cases were supposedly pending, but who knew? Everyone had already forgotten the reason for the fight. The drones had started their jamming immediately, and most people were now of the mind that the Bishop was nothing but a wicked old rich guy who wanted the hospital to close just to keep people from being treated. All he was good for now was a few jokes on late night TV. There was no help there.

    I know I shouldn’t be surprised, given the apathy and/or ignorance of Americans regarding the Planned Parenthood scandals, but it seems we do have a war on Christianity, no matter how much the tolerant crowd insists otherwise. I refuse not to believe my own eyes and ears, despite media blackouts or downright media lies.

    A few days ago, nine innocent people were murdered because they refused to deny Christ. That is a war.

    Before the bodies were cold, our President instructed his media minions to politicize the shooting, in hopes to push through gun control legislation. He did not mention that the victims were killed for their faith. As far as I know, he did not call the man who helped save people. He was concerned strictly with gun control. And my personal belief is that this is a plan to eventually deny Americans their 2nd amendment rights, something we will never give up, because history shows us what happens when citizens are disarmed by their socialist style governments and the governments have all the guns. Our current government is tending toward socialism. That is an undeniable fact. And socialism is the step between Freedom and small c communism, which can then become the stuff of nightmares: Communism. It never ends without mass murder. It never has and it never will. We already have a legal genocide of the unborn in America. Who is kidding who, here?

    I don’t care how many times Progressives insist that this is not their ultimate goal. I know what I know, the same as I knew that hospitals would be sued for not performing abortions. When America is being attacked from within what is the proper terminology to describe the event? Is this a cold civil war?

    We are losing battles in our communities, churches and courts. I don’t know how else to describe the events. This is turning into something bigger than what happened to my friends and me personally. Everyone has a story, everyone is affected in some way or other by these progressive bottom feeders. I don’t have much hope that they will stop on their own. I have a feeling Catholics are going to have to go to jail before it’s all over. And I hope worse things than that don’t happen.

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    We need to pray.


  • Catholics Shaming Catholics. (Yeah, It’s a Thing Now)

    As a Roman Catholic, I’m very happy that Pope Francis will be visiting the United States for The World Meeting Of Families.

    This much anticipated event will take place in Philadelphia, PA. I am especially excited, because my parish church is part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

    For those who may not be aware of the latest news re Pope Francis’ visit, here’s an update. President Obama has invited several people to the Whitehouse for the express purpose of welcoming the Holy Father to America. These include a religious sister who seems to condone abortion, a transgender woman, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop and Catholic gay activists, all of whom openly flout Catholic teaching. Please click here. For more analysis, see this article by Declan Finn, of The Catholic Geeks.

    Invitee #1? The retired Episcopal bishop Gene Robinson, famous for leaving his wife for his boyfriend, and being the first openly gay episcopal bishop in 2003. Robinson would divorce said partner in 2014. The cross-dresser in this group is a “Mateo” Williamson, former co-chairman of the Transgender Caucus for Dignity USA, born a woman, now thinks of herself as a man, and yet is still attracted to men.

    No, this is not part of a joke. This is an actual quote:

    “Today I identify as a gay man and before that was difficult to understand because I thought that in order to be transgender, in order to be a transgender male that I had to be attracted to females but I never have throughout my entire life.”

    Pardon me while I bang my head against a wall. After a while, I may even come to enjoy it.

    For people who may not know, all of the behaviors these guests are proud of are against Catholic Church teaching.

    That’s not to say that Catholics do not ever fall; all of us do. No human being is perfect. All of us sin. If we sin, whether by missing Mass, committing murder, having sexual relations outside of marriage, cheating on our spouse, telling lies about others and bearing false witness, looking down on our neighbors, and numerous other sins, we are taught that Jesus always forgives. Jesus forgives a repentant soul, always. Always. No matter what. However, the sinner must repent of the sin, and try not to sin again. Some of the more serious sins, such as murder and theft, must be paid for by being brought to justice. In most civilized nations this includes a jail sentence. Being forgiven does not mean we don’t pay the consequences.

    Of course, we all know that we fail many, many times. We commit the same sins over and over again, go to confession, are absolved, and leave church with the intention to never do it again. Some of the sins are venial, such as using foul language. (This is one that I struggle with daily). You get the picture, right? We, as Catholics, are supposed to follow Christ’s Church every day, and if we fall, we should admit it, repent, and know that we are forgiven. It does not mean that we should openly flout our behavior and lead others to follow us, which is what the people Obama invited to meet Francis are doing. Nobody would admit openly to the taking of a human life and expect not to be punished, even if Christ forgives the person, right?

    Oh, wait. I forgot. Some people do take human lives and do not pay any consequences other than being hailed as doing “God’s work” by our President, Barack Obama. And at least one person whom Obama has invited to greet Pope Francis condones the taking of innocent human life by abortion, through her promotion of Obamacare, since taxpayer money is given to Planned Parenthood, enabling them to continue performing abortions. How many people were influenced by this person are not known, however, her behavior might possibly have led others off the narrow way Jesus asked all of us to stay on. It seems odd that this religious sister would be someone chosen to represent Catholics here in America, but I’m sure Obama had his reasons.

    Now, of course, this all comes after Pope Francis has declared that, while on the one hand, he doesn’t believe in judging people, on the other hand he’s also stated that Catholics reject transgenderism, and even said that gay marriage is the devil’s “attempt to destroy God’s plan.”

    The Vatican just recently made official that the transgendered cannot be baptismal godparents, especially when acting as the opposite sex they were born into — because acting as a transsexual is blatantly contrary to the Church’s moral imperatives. Or, in Vatican-speak, “transsexual behavior publicly reveals an attitude contrary to the moral imperative of resolving the problem of one’s sexual identity according to the truth of one’s sexuality.”

    (Why President Obama decided to invite these guests is anyone’s guess. Please click here to see what might possibly have been going through Obama’s head after issuing the invites).

    Remember those bad old days, before we evolved, when all Catholics used to worry about was the following?

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    But such times are in the past now. There are other issues which must be addressed. On June 26th of this year an event occurred, one which changed everything. No matter that the Catholic Church was begun by Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago, and has held the same beliefs on marriage for the duration. On June 26th Gay Marriage was legalized in America, and according to many, especially some Catholics, the Church needs to get with the times. I mean, come on. It’s been almost 3 months. That’s more than enough time for the Church to get the hint: Gay Marriage should become part of Church doctrine. Get it over with already.

    Please see the following pew research analysis on countries of the world that have legalized Gay Marriage.

    Gay Marriage World

    As you can see, less than half of the world’s countries have legalized Gay Marriage. This is an important point. You see, the Catholic Church is also known as the Universal Church. This means that the Church’s doctrine applies to all Catholics, whether they reside in the Northeast Region of the United States, or China. Catholics in France follow the same rules as Catholics in  Syria.

    For folks who didn’t hear this bit of news, ISIS executed four gay men by throwing them off of rooftops in response to the SCOTUS decision on June 26th.

    Four gay men were executed by members of the Islamic State following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide Friday.

    As was reported by a Syrian Twitter user on a tweet posted on the #LoveWins hashtag and picked up by Gateway Pundit, the men were thrown off the roof of a highrise building in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor as a crowd gathered to watch below.

    Several Islamists also reportedly sent out anti-gay messages on the social networking site using the hashtag #LoveWins. That hashtag was used by many worldwide to celebrate the ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.

    While everyone in America was tweeting about Love winning (complete with a rainbow heart supplied by twitter) and disparaging people who might possibly disagree for more reasons than one, gay men were executed by the Islamic State.

    Please see the following Pew research map of Catholics around the world. Note that only countries with one million plus Catholics are represented. For more info on Catholics in the Middle East, please click here. For a taste of what happens to Christians and Catholics in certain regions of the Middle East, click here.

    As you can see, the two maps differ significantly.

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    Please think about this for a moment while we look at Catholic Doctrine regarding marriage, straight from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. (Universal). See 2396.

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    Also see The Catholic Church and Homosexuality from dummies.com.

    The Catholic Church respects and loves the homosexual person the same as it does the heterosexual. Catholicism teaches that homosexual people must be treated with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every act or thought of hatred, violence, or persecution toward the homosexual is condemned.

    Possible unintended consequences of Pope Francis being photographed with the guests mentioned above.

     The consequences are self explanatory, however, we can go over them briefly. Again, the map showing countries where gay marriage is legal is much different than the map showing Catholics around the world, yet Francis is the head of all Catholics. As demonstrated above, Islamic Militants kill gays in their own countries. This is not news. Now, as I write this, there are Christians fleeing ISIS, seeking refugee status in Europe and other countries. Click here for a story detailing the uprooting and displacement of Christians in Iraq. Other atrocities committed by ISIS on Christians include crucifixion, and rape and sale of women and girls as sex slaves.

    As seen above, ISIS is not unfamiliar with social media. They used it to tweet their response to the SCOTUS decision. Imagine what might happen if Francis is photographed with the guests Obama has invited to greet him. Just imagine it. The photos will be in news stories and tweeted and shared on Facebook. Since not all Catholics live in the first world, might not such a thing cause distress? Is it possible that ISIS militants could seize these photos and use them as an excuse to grab any Catholic they see, and perhaps crucify or kill them?

    We all know such a thing is not impossible, and we shouldn’t pretend it might not happen. So, Pope Francis is being put in a terrible position by our President and American Progressives. America and the west are not the only members of the flock. Francis is Il Papa to all Catholics. He has a responsibility to look out for everyone, not just Americans or the West.

    For any progressives who might read this, can you understand that something greater than yourselves and your feelings might be in play? Does any of this matter?

    For a way to help persecuted Christians and Catholics in the Middle East, please click here.

    So, you may be asking yourself what the above information has to do with Catholics shaming other Catholics. This is where my own personal reflections come in. When folks see the words “Catholic shaming” they might be tempted to think of holier than thou Catholics scolding others for what they wear to church, or perhaps for failing to pray a certain way, or other such things. But that’s not what I’m talking about. 

    I have blogged repeatedly over the past year or so about my community at large, and some fellow parishioners who seem to not be on board with Catholicism. For background please see my posts, Saving Nineteen Minutes, parts one, two and three, and No one can Drive you Crazy unless you give them the Keys.

    In addition to what was described in the above posts, other things have happened. They have happened more to my friend than to me, since my kids are grown and hers are still in school. Being termed a Nazi in public by the people who are supposed to be your brothers and sisters in Catholicism does take its toll. So does snootiness in church and other nonsense. The point is, things are about the same as they were last year. It may be that a stalemate is in progress. We can only pray that tension will diminish in time.

    Now I’m going to write my personal account of the latest in Catholic shaming. It all started with a Facebook post, which I made the mistake of commenting on a week ago. Since I cannot seem to get this event out of my mind, I thought I should write about it, hoping some hearts and minds might see that there are larger issues in play.

    Please read this article, which was posted by a friend, and on which I commented. I commented because my granddaughter is in an ArchPhilly school, and I could see the point of asking people to sign this statement.

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    I still fail to see an issue with this statement. Students other than Catholics attend Catholic schools, because of the superior education Catholic schools provide. To make sure everyone understands that Catholic teaching will be a part of the school day seems prudent, especially now that the Court ruled that gay marriage is legal. (Hold on for elaboration on this point.) Also, students of differing faiths attend Catholic schools. It’s a good idea to let parents know that the schools will be teaching their children about Catholicism. Gone are the days when such simple points could be taken for granted. These days some people fail to understand such issues. In order to head off a possible case of a parent taking issue with parts of the curriculum, this statement is a pretty good move. No one will be forced to sign it. In fact, people were quoted in the above article saying they ignored this paper.

    Such a statement, whether it’s signed or not, simply lets parents know that the school is in charge of the curriculum. This could head off parents who feel that certain books or texts which are not included should be, and vice versa. This protects the parents who are happy with the curriculum from having their child’s school year disrupted with a dispute among families. It also protects ALL the kids in the school, because sometimes such disputes become national news. Imagine a 2nd grader being a part of such a thing. News stories about their school, twitter flame wars, Facebook posts, and families taking sides against each other might be possible.

    Children don’t need this kind of BS. It’s upsetting, and they don’t understand why parents are fighting. Maybe their friends stop speaking to them, and they have no control. And older kids get sucked into these messes by their own parents and even teachers sometimes. See my posts on Nineteen Minutes for just such a scenario. Such things are unnecessary and hurtful to all involved.

    How does all of this apply to Gay Marriage and the other information above?

    Simply because, in a roundabout way,  the post in question had to do with Gay marriage. A lot of this stems from the firing of a popular teacher, Margie Winters, from a Catholic school in Merion PA. Ms.Winters had been employed for many years, and the firing took place a short time after the SCOTUS decision. My personal opinion is that Margie Winters should not have been fired because of the simple fact that the school knew she was in a same sex marriage when she was hired. I assume the admins of the school know Catholic doctrine, yet they hired Ms. Winters anyway. Why on earth should she have been fired simply because of an overreach by SCOTUS? I have to assume the court decision put the nail in Ms. Winters’ coffin. Why else would her firing have taken place just a few weeks after the decision? Couldn’t this teacher, who was beloved by students and parents alike, have been grandfathered in?

    But all that aside, it happened. Ms. Winters was, unfortunately, collateral damage in this transforming America in which we find ourselves. She’s no different than pharmacists who have been forced to choose between their profession and their conscience when asked to sell Plan B abortion pills over the counter to minors. It sucks, but this is the America we live in now.

    Each time such a moral conflict arises I’m reminded of the following scene from the Godfather II:

    “This is the business we’ve chosen.”

    It may seem a little strange to include a clip from a movie about mobsters in a post about Catholics, however, for me it speaks volumes. What has happened in America over the past ten years or so is what we have chosen. All of us made our choices. We shouldn’t be surprised when ugly consequences to those choices come to pass.

    It’s terrible that people with lives and families and dreams are used as pawns by the elites of our nation, however, we let it happen. Perhaps, if we’re blessed, we might get some semblance of normalcy back someday. The people who fought for gay marriage to become the law of the land got what they wanted. But such a rapid and complete turn around of what was previously considered marriage will not leave victims in its wake. I’m sorry for Ms. Winters, but at least she’s alive, unlike others who were unlucky enough to have their lives taken while Americans were covering their Facebook profiles with rainbow filters.

    And now we come down to the nitty-gritty of Catholics who shame other Catholics, and why I feel it was a mistake for me to have given an opinion on the Archphilly school statement. It certainly won’t be happening again. I made my own choice in venturing a comment, and was promptly put in my place by other Catholics, people I have never met, and who know zero about me.

    I will begin with a screenshot of my first comment. The poster had stated that she would never sign such a statement. Here’s what I said:

    IMG_4381As you can see, I received one “like.”

    This is the following comment by a poster who disagreed with the request for parents to sign the statement. (All names and profile photos have been erased).

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    As you can see, this person stated that ALL Catholics should be forced to sign such a pledge. This would be to insure that each Catholic who opposes certain positions that other Catholics subscribe to could be “actively monitored, evaluated and judged on their adherence” (that they themselves are without sin of any kind).

    Here was my answer on the comments thread:

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    Here’s what I think after a week of reflection. (Please excuse me for committing the sin of using foul language).

    To this commenter: FUCK YOU and your SJW high horse.

    This is America. Americans don’t force each other to sign papers, and then monitor, evaluate and judge them on their adherence. I don’t know many Catholics who would suggest such a thing, but as you can see, this comment got 3 “likes” so obviously they’re out there, living among us and sitting in the pews with us.

    Again, please take into account all that was described above concerning the effect gay marriage has had on people throughout the world.

    Is the above actual shaming? I think it is, since the commenter ended with the warning that Francis is taking the Church in a different “more inclusive” direction.

    But wait. It gets better.

    CATHOLIC SHAMING

    Remember right after the SCOTUS decision was handed down, and there was a simplistic article seemingly written for rudimentary readers going around? “A 30 second guide to how the Gay Marriage ruling will affect you.” According to this article (which disparages people who worried about the possible consequences of the ruling by hiding behind snark) NONE of what I’m writing about today should even be happening. Why, if this gay marriage ruling was nothing but a well needed blip on the radar of evolution, are people being shamed and subtly degraded for having different opinion?

    (I took great pleasure in fisking the article above. It was my first fisk, and I’m pretty proud of it. It certainly doesn’t rise to the level of master fiskers like Lori Bird of The Catholic Geeks, or other masters, but for a first try, it isn’t bad.)

    And now, finally, we have the shaming on full display, in this comment on the same thread as the other one.

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    There it is. Witch trials. Love thy neighbor! Acceptance of all who marry for love!

    Shame, shame, shame on you! Maybe you should wear a scarlet letter!

    One more thing, before I share my response to this person, who again, knows absolutely NOTHING about me. I have never met this person. I have never seen this person on social media, or even heard their name, unless I’ve forgotten it. But note the way this person dressed down a fellow Catholic, using talking points and methods of shaming right out of Alinsky 101.

    RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it. Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

     SJWs have no problem making comments such as the one above. That’s what they do, fellow Catholic or not.

    Before I end this post, I want to give my opinion on the “acceptance of all marriage that is based on love” part. I don’t know what this person is getting at, but if they or anyone else thinks that marriages in the future will be limited to only two individuals, I have a nice bridge in Brooklyn I can sell them.

    Yes, I know there was some such language in the court decision, stating “two people” but that’s not going to be upheld if some threesome, foursome, fivesome, etc. decides they’re victims of discrimination. The idea that such people wouldn’t win a decision in court now that the longstanding definition of marriage has been changed is patently ridiculous, as I’m sure we’ll all know before long.

    My position is simply this: I don’t care. I don’t care who marries who, what sex they are or how many there are, as long as everyone in the “marriage” is over 18. I just don’t want it pushed on my family or myself. We are Roman Catholics who try our best to follow Church teaching and our conscience, despite our failings. I have zero interest in this marriage debate beyond how it is affecting my Faith. Until Church teaching says different, I’m following the catechism to the best of my ability. I am guaranteed the right to practice my religion without interference from government or highfaluting SJWs in the 1st amendment to the U.S. Constitution. If people want freedom of religion to go away, they should begin a movement to amend the first amendment. (Good luck with that).

    BTW, if the church ever does change the doctrine concerning marriage, I doubt it will be in my lifetime. Such a major change would require a third Vatican Council, or at the very least, a Synod. It won’t, nor should it happen overnight, for reasons already explained above. The only way it could happen without major paperwork and councils is if Francis makes a statement in Ex Cathedra, which he probably will not do anytime soon. Remember, Francis is the leader of the ENTIRE Universal Catholic Church, and he must take into account what such a statement would mean for Catholics in remote areas of the world, including Catholics trapped in ISIS controlled territory.

    Here’s my response to the comment insinuating I might be Cotton Mather inhabiting  a 21st century woman’s body:

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    What loving and caring Catholics these commenters showed themselves to be when debating another Catholic. It’s really sort of a shame. But this is the business we’ve chosen.