Moral Courage from El Paso

Finnegan on traditional values

"Be careful for what you wish for, you just might get it." A statement we have heard many times. It could not apply more to the two most moral issues confronting America today.

Abortion on demand, which has taken, the lifes of over 52,000,000 innocent children at any time during their first nine months. In addition, the well orchestrated and distructive effort from radical homosexual activists shoving their agenda down the throats of Americans, including bogus "marriage."
This in spite of the fact that no where in America have the people through their votes approved of homosexual marriage. Quite the contrary, as every (30) state that has voted to keep marriage between one man, one woman, has succeeded by a broad majority in placing this ruling within their states constitution .

Safe from renigade activist judges, who no longer interpret the law, but in an action of judicial activism, make the law. Thus, taken over the peoples rights throught their votes, or the legislators they elect, to make the laws we live under. Dangerously through actions such as these, we are in the process of longer being a democratic nation (for the people,of the people, and BY THE PEOPLE,) to an oligarchy in which the power to govern has been put into the hands of judges, appointed, not elected.

When abortion became the law of the land, many old timers in this struggle for life commented, "if only the Priests, Ministers, and Rabbis spoke out it would not have taken place." Now we see the same thing happening in the push to end the marriage of our forefathers, change the military, indoctrinate our children with a major change within the educational system. Homosexual activists interested in legitmizing their lifestyle and willing to end all as they indoctrinate from within.

Then, when we most need it, a breath of fresh air comes to us from El Paso, Texas. Father Michael Rodriquez speaks out as a true Shepherd of the Flock. My response to this story for your enlightment, and hopefully enjoyment, is below. By the way, don't hold your breath until the "lame stream media" reports on it. It would have been front page news if the exact opposite had occured.

Letter to the Editor
El Paso Times:

Recently I was sent a video of Father Michael Rodgiquez and his interview on KVIA, El Paso. Father, Pastor of San Juan Bautista, was defending eloquently the authentic teaching of our Catholic Church on traditional one man, one woman, marriage.

Our Catholic Church clearly states its position on homosexuality in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. (2357-2359) Scripture, which proclaims, "homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity," "tradition has always declared that homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered." (as did the American Psychiatric Association, until under pressure from the homosexual activists in 1973, they changed their long held decision) "They are contrary to the natural law, and close the sexual act to the gift of life." "Under no circumstances can they be approved." "Homosexuals must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity.

In the eyes of many practicing Catholics, Father Michael Rodriquez is a hero. Jesus Christ will judge harshly Priests and Bishops who HE has sent to be Good Shepherds of HIS flock when they choose to stay silent on these critical issues of our faith. Homosexual activists attempt to silence through intimidation, those who speak their religious beliefs on thisissue. "Tolerance" to them stops at the end of their nose. Religious freedom, is a sacrosanct right under the first amendment (freedom of speech) and fourteenth (equal protection under the law) amendments.

What is overlooked by those willing to throw the marriage of their forefathers under the bus, is sacramental marriage was God's way from the beginning. "For this reason, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife (not his husband) and the two shall become one flesh." Those religious leaders who ignore Christ's teachings on marriage shall certainly proceed at great peril to the final judgement we all will face.

Father Michael Rodriquez is a Good Shepherd of his flock. Sadly, a character trait missing today among many of our timid clergy.

James Finnegan
Barrington, Illinois and Naples, Florida

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