The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Obama/Clinton State Department & the U.N. -- Liars All

Now that's a headline to grab your attention...but it's true. There's just something about abortion and so-called gay rights that causes the activists behind these issues to say and do anything to accomplish their goals. And because the perceived number-one enemy of these activists is the Catholic Church, the Church is their primary target.

The most recent example is an intentional lie told by the Obama-Clinton State Department. A U.S. representative told the U.N. delegations of several Latin American countries that the Vatican agreed with and supported an agreement calling for the inclusion of "sexual orientation and gender identity" as categories that would be protected from discrimination under international law. Apparently, the delegates of some of these countries believed the lie and went on to sign the joint agreement. As you might expect, the Vatican had actually strongly and actively opposed the agreement. This lie by our government is not an anomaly; rather it is just another in a series of lies designed to undermine the Holy See on moral issues.

If you want the whole story -- and it's certainly worth your time to read it -- see Austin Ruse's article on The Catholic Thing: State Department Lies About the Holy See. Mr. Ruse is President of C-FAM, the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute. C-FAM describes itself as a "non-partisan, non-profit research institute dedicated to reestablishing a proper understanding of international law, protecting national sovereignty and the dignity of the human person." It is heavily engaged in the challenging task of monitoring United Nations activity in the area of social policy. (Catholic Online has also covered this story which I expect will be a non-story in the mainstream media: US Falsely States Vatican Position.)

As I have stated before, for those drowning in the ideological swamp of abortion and homosexual rights, these issues trump virtually everything else, including such basic concepts as truth and honestly. We can expect the lies to continue.

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