Are we on the losing side?
It may seem so at times, when we see big companies like Google, Kraft, Target and others actively promoting the homosexual lifestyle. But Truth is not determined by a vote, or what's popular. Pope Benedict XVI recently said "This remains the mandate of the Church: she does not preach what the powerful want to hear. Her criterion is truth and justice, even if that garners no applause and collides with human power”Contrary to what some homosexual activists will claim, the Church does NOT hate homosexuals. Here's what the Church teaches:2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.I've only mentioned it once or twice on this blog, but I myself used to live the homosexual lifestyle.In 2005 I was at Mass (standing in the back, first one out the door...that's the kind of Catholic I was). One of the ushers who was walking past me suddenly stopped and handed me a Miraculous Medal, saying "I just had these blessed". Soon after that, my conscience began to reawaken. A few weeks later, the same usher again walked past me and without saying a word placed another Miraculous Medal in my hand. I immediately knew that the Blessed Mother was calling me back to her Son, and I couldn't ignore the call. Soon after that, I broke up with my girlfriend. I looked for what resources the Church had for people who left the homosexual lifestyle and found the Courage Ministry. I made a couple of new friends and we worked together to start a Courage chapter at my Parish. Courage is a very good ministry, but I can tell you that even within the Church, we met with some resistance from those who support the homosexual lifestyle. That brings me back to my original question...are we on the losing side? My answer is NO.. by willingly bearing the cross of SSA (same-sex attraction) I was given, I hope to be able to atone for some of my own wrongdoings. I believe this cross has led me closer to Jesus. We are called to fight the "good fight" and even if we don't "win" in this world, we will receive our reward in heaven. Never give up!Google faces criticism over global push for gay advocacyGoogle's push for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in countries like Poland has drawn the ire of critics, who suggest the company should address basic human rights violations elsewhere.“I am afraid that Google can’t distinguish between discrimination, tolerance and promotion,” Fr. Maciej Zieba, the director of Krakow’s Tertio Millennio Institute, told CNA July 17.“In my opinion, it would be much better if Google with the same zeal will concentrate on violations of human rights in many countries of Asia and Africa where elementary human rights are violated.”Kraft defends rainbow-stuffed gay pride Oreo as ‘reflection of our values’Kraft Foods, the company behind the Oreo cookie, has defended a promotional image of the cookie stuffed with rainbow filling as “a fun reflection of our values,” even as the gay rights endorsement triggered boycott threats within hours of appearing on the Internet.The Photoshopped image of “America’s favorite cookie” caused a stir on the brand’s Facebook page Monday evening when it appeared with the caption, “Proudly support love!”The image had garnered nearly 220,000 Facebook “likes” by Wednesday morning, 66,600 shares, and 35,850 comments fueling an unending flame war over the cookie’s stand in favor of the homosexual movement.Target sells gay ‘wedding’ cardsTarget is now selling greeting cards for gay ‘marriages,’ as of the middle of June, adding to their previous support for the homosexual agenda.The cards, produced by Carlton Cards, include phrases like “Mr. & Mr.” and “Two very special women, one very special love.”“Target is focused on diversity and inclusivity,” spokesperson for Target Molly Snyder said, adding that they offer “wedding cards relevant for everyone,” including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples.Target faced some backlash from homosexual political groups in 2010 after they gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a political group that supported Tom Emmer, the pro-life, pro-marriage Republican candidate for governor of Minnesota.