Friday, July 29, 2011

Calling something "vulgar" is not homophobic

VANCOUVER -- A university professor and former Liberal candidate drew fierce criticism Thursday when he used Twitter to out his upset at the upcoming Pride parade.

Shinder Purewal called the flamboyant and popular annual parade, which happens Sunday, “vulgar” and said it should be banned.

The political science professor was immediately flamed – including by those within his own political party.

“They are homophobic remarks that have no place in Canada,” said Young Liberals spokesman Braeden Caley.

Purewal said in media interviews he opposed the “vulgar display of sexuality” and not sexual orientation.

These folks must be so wimpy about criticism that they can't allow anyone to make common-sense remarks. Yes, Pride parades are "vulgar" just as Lady Gaga is "vulgar".  And objecting to the public display of "vulgar" behaviour is everyone's right. Those who think this man is homophobic must be incredibly insecure about their own position - they get awfully defensive pretty darn quick.

A parade that celebrated heterosexuality by exhibiting overt displays of sexual activity would also be "vulgar". Get over it, folks, this man has a right to speak his mind. And a whole lot of people agree with him.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ann Coulter Gutsy Woman

Listen to these women rail against Ann Coulter just  because she spoke the truth.  Single motherhood is not something to be proud of, in and by itself. Yes, there are scores of women doing wonderful jobs raising their kids alone, but the facts show that kids need dads.

Monday, July 25, 2011


In a sermon delivered on June 25 to seminarians of the Community of St. Martin, whom he was about to ordain to the priesthood and deaconate, Sarah admonished his listeners, “if we have fear of proclaiming the truth of the Gospel, if we are ashamed of denouncing the grave deviations in the area of morality, if we accommodate ourselves to this world of moral laxity and religious and ethical relativism, if we are afraid to energetically denounce the abominable laws regarding the new global ethos, regarding marriage, the family in all of its forms, abortion, laws in total opposition to the laws of nature and of God, and that the western nations and cultures are promoting and imposing thanks to the mass media and their economic power, then the prophetic words of Ezechiel will fall on us as a grave divine reproach.”
Now that's preaching loud and clear.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Some Relevant Preaching Please

Yesterday was the Gay Pride March in Halifax, the culmination of Gay Pride Week. The March was scheduled to go right past the Roman Catholic basilica shortly after 1 pm. My husband and I had gone to the 12:15 Mass there at the basilica, and we had to drive back through the traffic jam caused by the parade.

The Gospel reading at Mass was the parable about the weeds being sown amongst the crop at night and the servants asking the master where did those weeds come from? should we go and pull them out? The master's reply was no, let both weeds and good plants grow together and when the crop was harvested, the weeds would be separated out and burned.

I couldn't help but think how apt the reading was for what was just about to happen outside the front doors of the very church we were in. The weeds of homosexual behaviour, the agenda to make us all accept deviant sexual behaviour as normal is well underway. Surely the very least our priests could do is give people some directions on how to deal with this.

Instead, a dry sermon that made it all abstract as if our faith is to be lived in some other dimension. Meanwhile, the people will emerge from the church into a world that is laughing at our values and we aren't even being given any armour with which to equip ourselves.

Again today, in the Sunday homily, the priest asked the question "what are the big issues in the news this week?" and he spoke of the media scandal in Britain and how absolute power corrupts, and then he spoke of the terrorist attacks in Oslo, Norway. I was hoping that he would mention Gay Pride, but I guess that is just too politically incorrect. He would probably get taken to the Human Rights Commission for being homophobic if he were to say anything about how we are to deal with the strident homosexual attack upon Christian sexual morals.

This leaves the average person in the pews with no direction as to how to deal with this most in-your-face attack. Surely we need more help to handle Gay Pride week than we do the attacks in Oslo or the phone-hacking in Britain. If no help is given, people will simply be indoctrinated by the outside world into thinking that they have to be tolerant to the point of actually accepting deviant sexual behaviour as normal.

I just hope that once, and sooner rather than later, some priest will have the guts to speak clearly about what is going on. We are meant to be a light in the darkness, not to be passive bystanders as evil sweeps through our land. The Bible is very clear about homosexual behaviour; it is condemned by Scripture as sinful. So too are heterosexual relations outside of the marriage bond. Both are sinful behaviours.

Silence on the part of clergy simply allows the culture to evangelize Christians instead of the other way around. People within the church actually think that they can sugar coat illicit sexual relations by justifying anything done within the name of love. But that is not what Scripture tells us and it certainly isn't helping anyone to work out their salvation by turning a blind eye to their sin.

Contraception and Abortion

Dr. Janet Smith on the link between the two

h/t Discover Happiness

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hit the Nail on the Head

A few days ago, I read this article
Campus crusade name change

and couldn't help but think that the name change was evidence of cowardice. But those arguments for "inclusivity" are very persuasive, and it is easy to convince someone that it is for the best.

But I was glad to read Father Longenecker who calls a spade a spade and thank God for that.

Campus Crusade now CRU

It does seem a pity that these groups drop out the 'Christian' or 'Christ' from their name. Is everything else being watered down too? The commenter said that the description of a mission trip to Egypt was, "we went there to help the people and talk with them." What? When I was growing up as an Evangelical the mission trips were all about 'Going out to the mission field to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who were dying in their trespasses and sins and therefore on their way to eternity in hell." That sort of language was clear and had some, well...bite. This current wishy washy stuff from the Evangelicals reminds me of old fashioned liberalism.

Which--of course it is. Essentially, whatever you see the radical Protestants like Episcopalians and Lutherans and Church of Christ people doing the rest of the Protestants will slowly drift into about ten or twenty years later. They will do so without the radical edge. It will simply become the default setting without anyone really noticing. So, for example, the Anglicans opened the door to artificial contraception in the 1930s. By the 1960s all Protestants had caved. The Episcopalians and other mainstream liberal Protestants 'adjusted their teaching' about divorce and remarriage and abortion and homosexuality and so forth. The rest of the Protestants are now spongy on remarriage and abortion and like to 'remain silent' about same sex issues.

... I understand the need to 're-brand' sometimes, but I don't think you should take Christ out of your name. Christians should be clear about who they are and what their mission is. It makes things much easier for everyone.

I wear my clericals and tell people, "I'm Father Longenecker. I'm a Catholic priest." If they don't like it, well, that's what the gospel does. It sorts things out.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Second Toronto School Caves to Muslim Pressure


At the moment we have no way of knowing how many Toronto public schools have been turned into occasional makeshift mosques. We do know, however, that there are at least two for sure--Valley Park Middle School, site of the Saudi-style prayer sessions, and Jarvis Collegiate. The latter comes to our attention courtesy someone who teaches there, and who remarks in a letter to the Toronto school board posted on BCF's site:

I am concerned that a number of TDSB principals are violating the principle of secular education in Ontario by allowing Muslim students to leave classes for Friday prayers during class time. While the intentions of those principals are undoubtedly good in trying to create a welcoming atmosphere in the school, being inclusive and multicultural and helping retain students who otherwise might wish to attend different schools, their method is wrong; in fact, it is a violation of Ministry policy and the law. It stands in need of being corrected. I ask that a directive be sent to TDSB principals as soon as possible, preferably before the beginning of classes in September, to bring the practice to an end.

For example, I have seen how it has become the regular practice at Jarvis Collegiate, where I was a teacher, to allow 100-150 Muslim students to be excused from classes for twenty-five minutes every Friday afternoon to gather in the cafeteria for prayers. My understanding is that something similar is done in other schools. It should not be happening...
While we were sleeping, Islam crept quietly into our public schools. But guess what? It isn't too late to give it the old heave-ho. The question is: how many parents and teachers will be willing to brave the angry cries of "racist!" and "Islamophobe!" and take back their schools?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Never ever mention abstinence

Last week, while traveling in Ontario, I heard this item on the morning CBC news.

Syphilis cases spike in Halifax

"Last year, we saw probably 18 cases, so we've seen as many cases in the first six months of this year as we did all of last year," he told CBC News. (he is Dr. Todd Hatchett, a specialist in infectious diseases at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2001, there were 300 cases in Canada. The numbers have been rising ever since, with outbreaks in Alberta and New Brunswick. In 2009 — the most recent numbers available — there were more than 1,600 cases across Canada.

Hatchette said a decline in condom use contributes to the pattern, along with the mistaken belief that oral sex is safe.

He said so far in Nova Scotia, every case involves men having sex with men, but he expects that to change.
There was no mention made of advising people to refrain from sex, just more advice to use condoms consistently. And never is there advice to quit homosexual sex, which would of course solve the problem.

The Brutality of China

Monday, July 18, 2011

Toronto "gets used to" diversity

This is a picture from a public school in Toronto where Muslim students gather to pray in the cafeteria at mid-day. The first row are Muslim boys, the middle row are Muslim girls, and the last row (closest to you) are those girls who are menstruating and are not allowed to join the others!

Yup, diversity works just great in Canada, where feminists dare not speak a word against such discrimination and where Islamic prayer is allowed, but not Christian or Jewish or Hindu prayer.

Seems as if diversity thrives on fear.

h/t Blazing Cat Fur

If you didn’t know it before that Valley Park photograph, you should now: “Diversity” is where nations go to die. If local Mennonites or Amish were segregating the sexes and making them enter by different doors for religious services in a Toronto grade-school cafeteria, Canadian feminists would howl them down in outrage. But when Muslims do it they fall as silent as their body-bagged sisters in Kandahar. If you’re wondering how Valley Park’s catchment district got to be 80-90 per cent Muslim is nothing flat, well, Islam is currently the biggest supplier of new Canadians, as it is of new Britons and new Europeans. Not many western statistics agencies keep tabs on religion, but the Vienna Institute of Demography, for example, calculates that by 2050 a majority of Austrians under 15 will be Muslim. 2050 isn’t that far away. It’s as far from today as 2011 is from 1972: The future shows up faster than you think.
h/t Mark Steyn

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Ezra Levant on Niqab

This guy is on the mark and he's also funny.