No Moral Compass: NAACP Leaders Reject Marriage, Declare Homosexual Practice a Civil Right
They are seeking a world where homosexual marriage and abortion will supposedly set the captives free
On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met in Miami, Florida. They passed a resolution in which they rejected Marriage and declared by Fiat that homosexual acts are now a civil right. The NAACP Resolution is filled with the sophistry and verbal subterfuge influenced by the Homosexual Equivalency Movement.
Marriage is between one man and one woman
MIAMI,FL (Catholic Online) - On Saturday, May 19, 2012, the Board of Directors of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met in Miami, Florida. They passed a resolution in which they rejected Marriage and declared by Fiat that homosexual acts are now a civil right.
I know that such a blunt assessment of their corporate action will raise the ire of the leadership of homosexual equivalency movement such as the Human Rights Campaign. They immediately championed this move as some breakthrough for their redefined notion of "marriage equality". The phrase is code for the effort to destroy the uniqueness of true marriage by redefining the word.
The Human Rights Campaign calls itself "America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality." They are well-funded and committed to a cultural and social revolution. They poured massive amounts of money and human resources into electing the President who has now "evolved" his way out of defending marriage. Along with him they are committed to "remaking America."
They are at the forefront of the "Homosexual Equivalency Movement". Homosexual equivalency activists insist that all Americans MUST recognize a legal equivalency between true marriages and cohabitating practicing homosexuals or they will face legal punitive consequences. The Human Rights Campaign uses the Courts and the legislature to force this new America on all of us. They have the unbridled support of the Executive Branch of the Government. This Administration unilaterally decided not to enforce Federal Law, the Defense of Marriage Act.
The effort to equate how one engages in non-marital sexual acts with a member of the same sex with being a member of a particular race or gender (thereby making practicing homosexuals a "protected class" for civil rights purposes) is legally and socially dangerous. One is a status; the other involves a behavior and a lifestyle. To confine marriage to heterosexual couples is not discriminatory. Homosexual couples cannot bring into existence what marriage intends by its very definition.
The NAACP Resolution is filled with the sophistry and verbal subterfuge influenced by the Homosexual Equivalency Movement:
"The NAACP Constitution affirmatively states our objective to ensure the "political, educational, social and economic equality" of all people. Therefore, the NAACP has opposed and will continue to oppose any national, state, local policy or legislative initiative that seeks to codify discrimination or hatred into the law or to remove the Constitutional rights of LGBT citizens. We support marriage equality consistent with equal protection under the law provided under the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Further, we strongly affirm the religious freedoms of all people as protected by the First Amendment."
The last sentence of the resolution betrays the entire claim. The position officially espoused by the NAACP as an organization now excludes faithful Catholics and other Christians who know that Marriage is ontologically between one man and one woman. The NAACP leaders have aligned themselves with those who seek to compel Catholics and other Christians to violate their religious convictions. So much for the religious freedom the organization purports to affirm.
In his apostolic exhortation on the Eucharist, the Sacrament of Charity, Pope Benedict summarized the duty of Catholics when confronted with the assault on authentic marriage: "Marriage and the family are institutions that must be promoted and defended from every possible misrepresentation of their true nature, since whatever is injurious to them is injurious to society itself."
Those who support marriage as a lifelong committed relationship between one man and one woman are pilloried in the press. No matter where one stands on other issues, if you support marriage - as marriage - you are brushed with all the disparaging terms can be thrown at those who insist that there is any such a thing as objective truth in this age of moral relativism.
In order to help understand what is occurring let me borrow a Property Rights Analogy. It does not come close in terms of the magnitude of the danger we now face because persons and their flourishing are so much more vitally important than the ownership of property. However, it may help to unmask the tactics being used.
We still defend the private ownership of property as a "right" in the United States. Let's say a group among us decides that "private property" should mean that our land also belongs to the neighbors on adjoining land. Why? Because they decided that approach was better and simply changed the definition.
Then, imagine that they decided to enforce that private opinion upon the broader ...
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