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The Gospel of Tolerance: You Must Approve

03 Sep

at Catholic Online

Stacy Trascanos is one gutsy lady.  Last week she wrote a little blog post about how she’s getting tired of wondering “what in tarnation we’re going to encounter” every time she and her kids leave the house.  Two men ogling each other at the pool?  Two women engaged in public displays of affection in the park?  These are scenes she’d rather her young children not be exposed to every time they go out in public, but it’s become impossible to avoid in her community.

For having the nerve to express her objection to immorality, she’s become the object of wrath and nasty threats from homosexual activists.  Those who understand how Stacy feels (count me in) also know that her real crime is that she has rejected the Gospel of Tolerance.

The Gospel of Tolerance really only has one rule: thou shalt tolerate any action, belief, lifestyle, agenda, and person except the person who believes a certain lifestyle, action or agenda is wrong and has the gall to say so out loud.  The Gospel of Tolerance requires that you have no objection to that which it says must be tolerated.  In fact, it requires that you not even question that which it says must be tolerated.

Noncompliance will not be tolerated.

The Gospel of Tolerance only contains one verse:  “Judge not, lest ye be judged.”  It should be edited, however, to read more accurately, “Judge not me nor anything I say, do, or want, lest ye be judged intolerant.”  In the vocabulary of the Gospel of Tolerance, sin has no meaning.  It has no concept at all.

Those who preach this gospel have fashioned a “christianity” more to their liking, since the real thing cannot be tolerated.  Theirs is a toothless kitten; soft, warm, cuddly, sleepy and sentimental.  Its only purpose is to soothe and affirm.  It makes no demands.  It certainly will not tolerate any demands forthcoming!

If their christianity has a savior at all, he is merely an amiable, sympathetic mascot for their cause and the only thing he ever said was “Don’t judge.”  The only “sin” to require forgiving is the sin of intolerance, which of course is only committed by those who object to being told what they can and can’t object to.

The Gospel of Tolerance is a ruse; it’s just a marketing ploy.  The real goal here is submission.  It’s not enough to “get along” or tolerate quietly.  You must approve.  You don’t dare disapprove publicly.  Those who don’t tow the line will be punished.

Just ask the teachers who’ve been suspended for expressing opposition to gay “marriage.”  Or the Catholic health care facilities being told they must dispense contraception against their explicit beliefs; or the Catholic adoption agencies that must close down to avoid being forced to place children with homosexual couples against their explicit beliefs (beliefs they’re supposed to have the freedom to live by).

Ask the business owners now fighting lawsuits because they don’t wish to participate in gay weddings or receptions. When did they lose the right to run their private business as they wish?  Under the Gospel of Tolerance, there is no freedom to disagree, no right to object.  You must submit.  Either carry the banner or risk losing your livelihood and liberty.

Well here’s a radical piece of truth for you:  tolerance is not a virtue.  It’s not a moral victory to acquiesce to evil.

“We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. But it’s never an end in itself. In fact, tolerating grave evil within a society is itself a form of serious evil.” – Archbishop Chaput

It used to be that we could hate the sin and love the sinner, but the problem is now we’re not allowed to hate the sin anymore!  We have to love the sin, celebrate the sin, and above all, stop calling it sin!

It’s not intolerant to make the judgment that something is morally wrong and oppose it.  Just as sex does not equal love, neither does tolerance!  There is such a thing as sin, and it leads to death, and Love demands that we tell our brothers and sisters the truth so that they might decide to reject sin and gain life.

This is the sobering territory in which Christians now find themselves – in the middle of the new Dark Ages, when evil is called good and darkness is called light. (Isaiah 5:20)

Well, I’m with Stacy.  I’ve had it with all this darkness parading around as light, being championed by the government, paid for with my tax dollars, shoved in my face and my children’s faces and rammed down our throats.  I’m tired of being branded a hateful bigot for not abandoning the reasonable moral truths that have been the foundation of the human race since time began.  And frankly I couldn’t care less if you find that intolerant.

I find it intolerable that our children’s innocence is being ripped away from them beginning in Kindergarten with the new mandate of Sex-Ed that indoctrinates them into embracing and celebrating homosexuality, trans-sexuality, gender-neutral insanity, every imaginable manner of promiscuity and abortion.  It’s intolerable that our kids are seen as “sexual beings” rather than human souls.

What’s truly intolerable is that the adults in power are robbing the children of childhood purity to further their own immoral agenda.  What’s horrifyingly intolerable is that killing an innocent child is considered a woman’s sacred “right.”

It is intolerable that my children will probably not be able to make it to puberty without learning about sodomy and “gay marriage.”  It is intolerable that before they can even drive a car they will also be convicted of intolerance if they dare to defend true marriage and sexual purity.  It’s intolerable that they are growing up in a culture that defiles marriage, corrupts the family, perverts sexuality and destroys human life.

The irony is that because I believe that babies in the womb have the right to live and be born and children have the right to a mother and a father who are married to each other and that sex is sacred and beautiful and should be treated accordingly and that marriage only exists between a man and a woman because that is God’s plan for the human family, I’m the one who’s called an enemy of freedom and human rights and an intolerant bigot.

Then so be it.  Far better to be called intolerant than to call evil good.

One last thought – I recently read someone’s description of people who were “good Christians” and it boiled down to this:  good Christians are tolerant of others.  There’s that cuddly, feel-good christianity again.

Find your courage, people.  This gospel of tolerance is not our salvation and it will not bring us peace.  There is Good News to share and we must live it without fear.

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Posted by on September 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

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6 responses to “The Gospel of Tolerance: You Must Approve

  1. Hank Kelly (@DiggerDoggg)

    September 8, 2011 at 10:21 PM

    As a former Catholic, I have to wonder why the Catholic Church spends so much time, money and energy demonizing and dehumanizing fellow American citizens. Oh?, because they choose to love someone of the same sex? Why not use “Christianity” for good? The United Nations warns that the famine in war-wracked Somalia is spreading and that 750,000 people could die in the next six months if international aid isn’t increased.

    Where is your Christian compassion, your Christian money, for those? Someday, you will hopefully learn that Christian and gay are not antonymous. As a gay man, and a Christian, I have donated money and my time in East Africa while you sit in your safe living room judging and condemning others.

     
    • Annie Grace Adona

      September 9, 2011 at 2:43 PM

      “because they choose to love someone of the same sex?” Christianity teaches us to love everyone. Yes, a man should love it’s fellow man. But a man having sex with another man is not love. You can love without engaging to sexual activities. You see, sex is special. It’s sacred. It has its holy purpose.

      “Where is your Christian compassion, your Christian money, for those?” This comment of yours proves your obliviousness to what the Church has done, is doing and it’s purpose on earth. I encourage you to research on this matter.

      But I commend your generosity. Indeed, charity is one of the virtues every human being should possess and practice.

      May God bless you.

       
  2. Joe

    September 6, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Excellent article! I am from New York and the reason that governor Cuomo (little g intended) got away with passing Gay “marriage” was because he did frame the argument in a way that if you were for it, you were an intelligent progressive thinker. If you were against it you were an ignorant bigot. Too many people took the bait and it passed.

     
  3. Chris

    September 3, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    I love this!! I am a new Catholic and also an Army soldier myself. I am being deployed in a month to Iraq. Im 22 years old. Thanks soo much for this. God Bless.

     
    • catholicmoxie

      September 3, 2011 at 7:22 PM

      Chris,
      God bless you. Remember your Guardian angel each day and be in constant prayer for protection and grace. I also pray the Lord will surround you with His strength and love and bring you home safe and sound. Thanks for all you do. Be sure to take your rosary with you and stay close to the Blessed Mother.
      Hooah!

       
  4. Charles W. Watson

    September 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    I love your writing.The Firstborn Of All Creation established the Church.Your writing

    reflects the Church teaching.I sometimes think we need to have another revolution

    in this counrty even if it be voilent.The support of evil is rampant.The sacreledge

    to the sexual function of humankind and child abuse in all forms is deadly.

    Thank you and keep up the great work!

    Sincerely

    Charles W. Watson

    P.S. I’m a Viet area vet.My sons are military Officers.One is currently in Afg.for the

    seventh time.

     

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