Skip to comments.Homosexual protesters call cardinal ‘arch bigot’ for opposing same-sex ‘marriage’
Posted on 02/15/2012 1:45:49 PM PST by NYer
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, February 13, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) As parishioners gathered for Sunday Mass, a radical group of homosexual activists protested outside Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral, calling Francis Cardinal George the city’s arch-bigot for defending marriage.
Carrying placards and spouting slogans on the sidewalk as worshipers entered the sanctuary, members of the Gay Liberation Network instructed Catholics to give up hate for Lent.
David E. Smith, executive director of the Illinois Family Institute told LifeSiteNews.com the Gay Liberation Network is a tiny group of radical activists who are trying to intimidate and name-call religious leaders like Cardinal George to try to coerce them into silence for standing up for God’s institution of marriage.
The protests have been an annual event since at least 2005, he said. Last year, the group swarmed the cathedral as police did nothing. In 2005, the Gay Liberation Network protested Chicago’s famous Moody Church because its pastor, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, had written a book called The Truth about Same Sex Marriage. GLN called the 100-year-old institution, founded by famed evangelist Dwight L. Moody, a house of hate. Marchers then protested outside Cardinal George’s residence.
The war of words has heated up and tensions have mounted as the group has steadily increased its criticism of the Catholic Church. In late December Cardinal George told reporters, You don’t want the gay liberation movement to morph into something like the Ku Klux Klan, demonstrating in the streets against Catholicism. Cardinal George promptly apologized to the protesters for his remarks. GLN co-founder Andy Thayer did not accept, calling the cardinal’s remorse “totally inadequate.”
A series of political battles around the country have brought the protests to a fever pitch. We’ve seen how homosexual special rights whether they be marriage, civil unions, hate crimes laws, or non-discrimination laws are coming into conflict with religious freedom, religious liberty, Smith told LifeSiteNews. Unfortunately, it looks like religious liberty is losing a lot of these battles.
Pro-family activists see the GLN’s use of ad hominem attacks as an admission of weakness. They do not have a reasonable, intelligent defense about why they’re seeking to redefine an age-old institution, Smith said. If ‘love’ is the only basis by which we’re going to recognize marriage, then we need to open it up to a whole lot more than just two people or two people of the same sex.
I think it’s highly ironic that the purveyors of tolerance and love and acceptance are the first to call names…and fail to recognize the deeply held religious beliefs of the faiths, in Chicagoland or throughout the state, he added.
Fr. Tom Loya of the Illinois-based Tabor Life Institute, which is dedicated to Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, told LifeSiteNews.com the catcalls should not discourage pro-family activists. They’re going to do that anyway, and it just exposes how their position is based on illusion and anger.
Such attacks undermine the same-sex marriage advocates’ arguments, he said. Shouldn’t they practice that same sensitivity and not label someone else?
Fr. Loya, who is a Byzantine Catholic priest and the host of the nationally syndicated Light of the East radio program, told LifeSiteNews that defending marriage should be a primary concern for traditional Christians. There are three ‘sacraments’ of initiation into the culture of death: contraception, abortion, and same-sex attraction. What these three things have in common is that they are non-life-giving, he said. Our civilization today has made the first two the law of the land.
Defend Marriage Illinois is attempting to collect 500,000 signatures to put the definition of marriage before voters in the Land of Lincoln. They have until April 23 to submit their petitions.
Fr. Tom Loya said far from bigotry, opponents of same-sex marriage are motivated by compassion. I cannot stress that word enough.
To do anything that affirms anyone in an illusion is not compassionate. It’s actually self-serving under the guise of compassion, he said. We don’t want to go through the real effort of suffering with them to bring them to the truth, help them know that no whatever your condition in life, however ordered or disordered aspects of your life are, those who are truly compassionate are willing to walk with that person and help him or her negotiate through this struggle.
To help a person really understand whats going on inside them…takes real compassion, Fr. Loya told LifeSiteNews. That is proof of the fact that we and we alone truly love these people, are truly compassionate.
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Being truly Christian means being abused, scorned or even martyred at some point in your life.
Keep it up, gays & libs. Let everyone know who you are, what you want and how you really feel. I think it will be a wake-up call to many Catholics, but not in the way you are hoping for.
Homosexuals can get married if they want, no one is stopping them. They can marry someone of the opposite sex and have that legally recognized or they can go to a number of churches who will perform the ceremony for same sex persons.
They do not want marriage they want to be legitimized.
I don’t like spoiled fruits. They attract flies.
Indeed. As the One was who said these words:
‘He answered, Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, 5 and said, Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? 6 So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.’
It’s far easier and far less courageous for these homonazi protestors to whine and complain about Lutzer and the archbishop than the One who defined marriage in the first place.
Back in the ‘60s they called us dirty hippy faggots. There was great resentment for being called such inflammatory words. Now, it is a badge of honor.
They can call up, down, and square, round. But recognizing this particular nonsensical belief in law has already had horrific cascading effects, most notably the legal adoption of children by sodomites.
Catholic adoption agencies in Massachusetts have been forced to close, and public schools MUST present sodomite “marriage” as equivalent to true marriage, throughout the school curriculum. There now exists no legal way to resist “Heather Has Two Mommies.”
Who knows what’s next?
Remember what Jesus said about millstones, next time you vote.
Add faggies to your zombie hordes list.
When SHTF these will among the very worst.
The pillow-biters are feeling the momentum of recent victories and will be emboldened. We need a victory somewhere soon for true marriage to stem this tide. I think its on the ballot in Minnesota this November.
Gay folks must recognize that the Cardinal did not create woman and man with the potential to increase and multiply. Whether gays were created or formed, it sure wasn’t to procreate. As for the trash about ‘who you love’, we all love a lot of people but that doesn’t mean getting a license to have sex with them.
“The pillow-biters are feeling the momentum of recent victories and will be emboldened.”
They realize that even if their perversion is not supported by a majority, Christianity has been successfully removed from the public square. That is a HUGE step towards victory for them; for us Christians we now have to look to Islam to shut these freaks down.
The gays were throwing condoms at elderly parishioners on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC in 1988. I was there. The police stood and watched as churchgoers had to pass through a gauntlet of howling gay activists. It’s nothing new.
I remember when they stamped on the Body of Christ here in St. Patrick’s Cathedral; apparently the only repercussion is that they can get “married” now in NY.
A call to give up “Hate” for Lent? How about the homosexuals who spout so much hate towards all who see their CHOICE of “lifestyle” as what it is - sinful, abhorrent, and evil, lead by example and quit hating?
Oh - that’s right, only those with a Biblical worldview can be haters (or racist, or bigoted, or...)
Homosexuals are bigots for attacking Christianity.
Gay Marriage? Sure. Make it a private ceremony. They don't need a license or benefit of clergy for buggery, fornication, adultery, or role-switching every twenty-eight days as they bay at the new moon in druid costume.
Leave the Catholic clergy outa this, OK? They have enough queer problems on their plate now, anyway.
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