Irrevocable Choice

Irrevocable Choice is a blog about life issues. Those in favor of legalized abortion often use the word "choice." Once completed, the "choice" to destroy a human life either via abortion, euthanasia, or embryonic stem cell research is IRREVOCABLE. It is PERMANENT. It can NEVER be undone. The innocent life can NEVER be restored.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

San Francisco: Separate the STATE from the church!

According to LifeSite NewsThe Board of Supervisors in San Francisco issued a hateful, bigotted resolution against the Catholic Church. They are upset that the Catholic Church has forbidden the Archdiocese of San Francisco to allow children to be adopted by homosexual couples. This is simply following God's Law. The Catholic Church is required to follow God's Law. There are those who might say "But the abuse scandal..." We are all accountable for our actions. We will all face judgment. Let us pray that we have sufficiently repented and performed enough penances prior to that event. Violations of God's Laws by one individual does not give license to another to violate His Laws.

For years, those who promote immoral sexual activity (adultery, fornication, homosexual acts, etc.) have said the government cannot come out against such actions because of the so-called "separation of church and state" (a phrase which is not even in the Constitution). This phrase is also sacrosanct among the purveyors of the Culture of Death (those who are pro-abortion, pro-euthanasia, pro-embryo-destroying stem cell research, pro-cloning, etc.).
Clearly, this phrase has been used as a tool (a sledgehammer, actually) to destroy traditional Judeo-Christian morals in society. When society ignores such morals, it provides a pathway to power and money for various individuals, businesses, and other organizations. By enslaving people to immoral sexual acts, the birth control/contraception/"protection" and abortion industries profit handsomely. The pornography and travel industries profit handsomely. Individuals are able to derive and retain political power by pushing this agenda.

Let us remember that the phrase "separation of church and state" is a TWO-WAY street. The government apparently is free to promote an "anything goes" agenda in terms of immoral sexual acts without allowing Christians (Catholic or non-Catholic) any ability to curb it via law. The government has literally kicked God out. By the same token, the goverment should stay out of the application of God's Holy Laws within the Catholic Church or any other Church. Taxpayer dollars should not be wasted on the City of San Francisco's attempts to have an Inquisition against the Catholic Church. This resolution reflects the personal views of those who voted for it. Remember, those who are pro-abortion or pro-homosexual-activities relegate disgust by Christians to mere "personal views." The personal views of the members of the city board of supervisors should never have been issued as an official act of the government, at taxpayer expense.

The resolution complains about what the supervisors refer to as "tradition." In my opinion, this sounds like an attempt by the San Francisco City Council to lecture the Catholic Church on morality as they (councilmembers) see it. Remember, thanks to separation of church and state, it is not the government's place to legislate morality on anyone. If San Francisco wants to even discuss morality, let them first put up a large monument to God's Ten Commandments (these are COMMANDMENTS, not options) in the center of City Hall.

The resolution complains about a "foreign country" claiming such country "meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city's existing and established customs and traditions..." Clearly, in this capacity, the Vatican is NOT acting as a 'foreign country'; it is acting in its rightful place as head of the Catholic Church. This is a very appropriate stand the Vatican is taking and I hope they plan to do it more often. As to the Vatican 'meddling,' the hierarchy is merely giving a directive to one of its archdioceses. The Vatican is not issuing orders to the city or to any institution other than its own. UNLIKE the Board of Supervisors of San Francisco, it is not attempting to go beyond its boundaries with its directive.

The resolution blasts Cardinal Levada as an "unqualified representative" of San Francisco. Cardinal Levada is a Cardinal in the CATHOLIC Church. Pope Benedict XVI did NOT bring him to Rome to convert the Catholic Church into a pro-homosexual-acts religion. Doing such would violate God's Laws.

San Francisco was named after St. Francis of Assissi, one of the greatest saints in the Catholic Church. He was an example of humility and purity for all of us to follow. In my opinion, this city is an absolute INSULT to the memory of St. Francis.

It is a mortal sin to commit homosexual acts. It is also a mortal sin to set a bad example for those in one's care and thus encourage them to mortally sin. For an unrepentant sinner, eternity may be spent in the fires of hell. We must pray that all who are currently separated from God will have sufficient opportunity to turn to God and perform penances accordingly. For Catholics, Confession is mandatory in the case of mortal sin.