Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Spirit & Life: Parental Rights – Fighting Back Against the Sexual Revolutionaries
So many Christian parents these days feel overwhelmed, beat down, and demoralized. So much of the culture seems so hell-bent on indoctrinating their children into ideas diametrically opposed to the teachings of Christ and His Church that they can feel powerless to resist. It doesn’t help that so often it seems as if those who are pushing a radical anti-family, anti-life, and socially leftist agenda are the loudest, most powerful, best-organized, and best-funded people in the room.
The moral revolutionaries more or less own the entertainment industry, the newspapers and cable networks, the massive multi-national corporations, the globalist political organizations, and the universities and the schools. And it can seem that all of these hegemonic forces are conspiring together to one end: to pry into that sacred space between parents and their children, immersing our children in a culture in which the old values are thrown out, and even the most fundamental things – i.e. the truth of biological gender, and the objective reality of good and evil – are casually jettisoned as outmoded and oppressive.
Those parents who do stand guard and raise their voices often feel as if they’re just one lone voice, as if they’re the last parents raising objections at the PTA meetings to some radical new curriculum change, or some new celebration of “LGBT” culture at the school; they’re the last parents refusing to let their kids have a smart phone or a TV in their room, or taking other steps to keep immoral media out of the house; they’re the last parents exhorting their children to the love of God and a life of virtue, and warning of the eternal consequences of sin.
The constant pressure to conform can be wearying. Meanwhile, even the feeblest defense of traditional Christian moral teaching is increasingly met with a species of moral outrage that can be positively terrifying to the average person who is unaccustomed to public scrutiny. No one, after all, wants to be publicly tarred and feathered as a “bigot” and a “hater,” “backwards” and a “homophobe.” The temptation, therefore, is to keep silent, to avoid “rocking the boat.” . . .