Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Since when did being Pro-Family make you a member of a hate group? According to Maggie Gallagher, chairman of the board for the National Organization for Marriage, that is exactly what the Southern Poverty Law Center has done in releasing a list of groups that include the Family Research Council, National Organization for Marriage, and Concerned Women for America. The SPLC says that these groups, and others, are anti-gay and therefore hate groups. Make no mistake; this is definitely the next step in advancing the gay agenda in America. Because the Catholic Church, as God has said, defines a family as a father, a mother, and children, the SPLC claims that is hate speech. The belief is not only Biblically-based but rooted in good scientific research that shows the family unit is the best building block of a good society. We as Catholic have to look no further than the Holy Family. Joseph and Mary raised Jesus in a loving home providing foundational religious instruction along with the typical parental guidance. Jesus always exhibited the utmost of respect for Mary and Joseph, even though he was God who came to earth as man. While I am not judging those who have been unable to enjoy this type of family structure, I think it is incumbent upon us as a society to maintain this cornerstone of our existence. The reliance on the family as a core unit is essential. By making this assertion, the pro-gay community is trying to redefine Christianity as bigotry. This is equally evil and we as Christians must not allow this kind of evilness to spread. Adhering to the teachings of Jesus is foundational to us as Christians. This latest attack on Christianity illustrates the desperation that the pro-gay movement is feeling even as they claim that more people are joining their ranks. The entire issue only serves to remind me how important my family has been to me. Without their support and love, my life would have been very different. I thank God for my family and hope you do the same.