Skip to comments.** Action Alert ** PETITION TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!!
Posted on 04/20/2002 11:21:22 AM PDT by davidosborne
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Right now in South Florida, The Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is about to sign an agreement with the Broward County school board forcing homosexual indoctrination on our children in our schools!
Homosexual Activists Want It Both Ways on Boy Scouts, Catholic Priests
For the past few months, the Catholic Church has been hit with charges of scandal. Hundreds of priests have been accused of having sexual relations with under-aged boys. Even worse, when some bishops were notified by concerned parents, they merely transferred the offending priest to another parish, where the cycle of abuse was allowed to continue.
"This is abuse of trust of the very worst kind," said Janet Folger, national director of the CENTER FOR RECLAIMING AMERICA. "Parents put a sacred trust in their religious leaderswhether they be Catholic or Protestantand to break that trust like this is a tragedy."
So what has caused the sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church?
"The overwhelming majority [of these cases involve] homosexuals, but the media steers away," the Reverend Richard John Neuhaus, a Catholic scholar, told the Washington Times. "It is no secret that there has been a certain moral laxity and that a significant number of active homosexuals entered the priesthood in the last 20 or 30 years."
George Weigel, Catholic author of a biography on Pope John Paul II, called the offending priests "a homosexually oriented clergy not living celibacy the way it must be lived."
Pro-homosexual critics denounced these claims. Mary Louise Cervone, president of Dignity/USA, a group that claims to represent homosexual Catholics, declared, "It has nothing to do with sexual orientation." She accused conservative Catholics of "trying to make gay priests the scapegoats for decades of sexual abuse."
However, the Washington Times reported, "Over the years there has been talk in church circles of a homosexual web of alliances in the church, a ´lavender Mafia´ that operates out of seminaries referred to as ´pink palaces.´ This group of priests, Mr. Weigel said, protects others who share their homosexual orientation."
"A high-profile Manhattan priest who spoke on condition of anonymity said the scandal has been brewing for years," the Times added.
"They called me right-wing and Attila the Hunthey just refused to acknowledge the growth of the homosexual networks in the hierarchy," this priest said.
Some in the news media likewise blamed the sexual abuse problem on priest´s vows to remain celibate. For instance, columnist Maureen Dowd, of the New York Times, stated, "The vow of celibacy serves as a magnet for men running away from sexual feelings they are ashamed of."
"It´s ridiculous to blame the molestation problem on celibacy, because the vast majority of priests remain true to their vows," said Folger. "If what those attacking the Catholic Church as a whole are saying is true, then over 98% of priests are doing their jobs by faithfully following Catholic teachings and not abusing these boys."
Rod Dreher, a Catholic writer for National Review Online, likewise responded, "[W]hat we´re seeing with priests is not pedophilia, which is a deep-seated psychological illness. What we´re seeing is gay men who cannot or will not keep their pants up around teenage boys. Not teenage girls. Teenage boys."
As Father Donald Cozzens, former vicar of priests for the Diocese of Cleveland and author of The Changing Face of the Priesthood, recently told Tim Russert of NBC News, "Roughly 90 percent of priest abusers targeted teenage boys as their victims Why are 90 percent to 95 percent, and some estimates say as high as 98 percent of the victims of clergy acting out against teenage boys? Why isn´t there, sadly speaking, a higher percentage of teenage girls? We need to ask that question, and I think there´s a certain reluctance to raise that issue."
Folger added, "In other words, the evidence is clear that this is a homosexual problem, not a celibacy problem."
"I find it ironic that those who attack the Catholic church for not doing enough to protect these vulnerable boys are the same people who attack the Boy Scouts of America for taking steps to prevent this abuse."
"The homosexual activists are trying to have it both ways."
"As for this tragic scandal, I am confident the Catholic Church will take the necessary steps to root out those clergy who are causing problems."
In fact, a survey by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch shows that at least 232 priests have been removed over the past 20 years for sexual abuse of minors.
Please inundate them with your phone calls. Insist of the secretary receiving your call to document your name and position on this matter. Better yet, see if you can get through to the particular board member to air your grievances. They will receive you with greater concern if you indicate you have children in the system. It also helps if they think you are a democrat ;~), that you will remove your child from the system and wage a letter and telephone campaign with members of your church or synagogue.
The main culprits are Wexler who is sponsoring this along with Gallagher and Parks. These three voted for this measure last time around. Wexler is bringing it up again beliving she has the votes this time around. Stephanie Kraft will not vote for this abomination. I am not sure about the remaining members.
In many ways this is a front line battle in a democratic stronghold and a loss will have far reaching implications for the rest of the country.
and click on the GLSEN files and prepare to Gag...that should help you make up your mind and dont for get to listen to his theme song "The Well Intentioned Blues" youll love it
The Democrats have demonstrated their allegience to every weird group of semi-humans there are.
Give up on changing this....keep your old car, pass up that vacation and use the savings to SAVE your child by sending him or her elsewhere. There are plenty of good educational instituations that won't cost an arm and a leg....But forget public education. It way too late to save it.
Have a nice day!
See # 15.
My children are through the mill, successes, out of college and it cost alot to steer them away from Government schooling. But it was well worth the effort. Portions of my family are also home schooling.... but none of my grandchildren or nieces or nephews are attending government schools. Its a big time sacrifice for the generations that are following my wife and I though...But this is what parenting is all about. Being the leader and not letting the Joyceln Elders of the world have your children to corrupt.
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