Liberty and Virtue

A person who experiences same sex attraction and who endeavors to live chastely in accordance with his religious beliefs keeps an eye out for examples of gay activists' (1) showing intolerance and hatred of traditional religious and moral beliefs and believers, (2) attempting to deny freedom of speech, assembly and religion to others, and (3) trying to cause the government to impose liberal views on sexual morality on society. Other stuff of interest to blogger may also occasionally be posted.

Gay activists do not speak for all those who experience same sex attraction!

Not all those with SSA reject traditional sexual morality!

Not all those with SSA support promiscuity!

Not all those with SSA believe the gay activist ideology of “gay pride”!

Not all those with SSA believe in making their sex drive their primary public identity!

Not all those with SSA support public indecency in “gay pride” parades!

Not all those with SSA support government promotion of homosexual activity!

Not all those with SSA support same sex marriage!

Not all those with SSA support biased teaching in public schools on homosexual matters!

Not all those with SSA demonize traditional religious believers!

Not all those with SSA wish to deny basic freedoms of speech, religion and association to those who disagree with the gay activists’ ideology and agenda!

Christian charity for persons does not require affirmation of sinful or immoral activity!

Thursday, December 09, 2004

More on Rocco Buttiglione

Father Sirico has some good quotes:

"Rocco Buttiglione was the target of a malicious and profoundly unfair campaign that increasingly resembles the assault on religious liberty in America," said Rev. Robert A. Sirico, President of the Acton Institute. "Buttiglione was borked because he articulated genuine answers to questions about his personal beliefs even though those beliefs would have no role in his work. There is a critical difference between a healthy separation of church and state and a radical secularism that denies all public manifestation of religion."

"We are seeing something similar in America" said Sirico "especially in the last few weeks when numerous public intellectuals and journalists insist on describing the integration of faith, character, and morality as theocracy. Secularism is a value that religious leaders recognize but so much of the secularism that we see manifested in European and American public life is intolerant and anti-Christian."

More on Buttiglione here. However, John Derbyshire finds Rocco too Catholic for his taste:

I also met Sgr. Buttiglione the other day. While I admire his principled stand on the wording of the EU Constitution, being in a room with him for an hour left me recalling why Mary Tudor is the favorite monarch of practically no Englishmen at all.

With all his admirable qualities, Sgr. Buttiglione is no friend of the Anglosphere. He belongs to that class of European who see the EU as a rebirth of the Holy Roman Empire. Now, the Holy Roman Empire was not without its good points; but liberty, democracy, and the advance of knowledge fourished better outside it than inside it.

Charles S.


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