"You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you odd." ~Flannery O'Connor

Monday, October 09, 2006

The new persecution from within

It is becoming increasingly clear that Christians who hold the traditional, biblical doctrine about homosex are expected to shut up or else. Thus in Western Europe and Canada, if one publicly condemns homosex, one faces prosecution for a "hate crime." Affirming sexual autonomy has become more important than freedom of speech: when the two conflict, the latter loses.

We now confront the secularist döppelganger of Muslim repressiveness. Just as one can and will be punished by Muslims, legally or extralegally, for "insulting" (translation: criticizing) the prophet Muhammad, Christians can and will be punished for "insulting" (translation: criticizing the behavior of) homosexuals. The Muslims are right that such a West isn't worth saving. The West that is worth saving is the one increasingly under persecution from Western governments themselves: the Christian West that made Western civilization possible and great. That West does not include a status for homosexuals so privileged that nobody is permitted to call their lifestyle immoral.

American Catholics had better wake up to this sort of thing before it's too late.
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