Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

VirtueOnline - News Analysis: Homosexual Propaganda, by David Virtue

I have had serious disagreements with David Virtue of Virtue Online in the past.  However, his news analysis of September 30th was on the mark so I thought I would post one segment of it in which he deals with the issue of homosexuality:


When orthodox Christians rose up and said homosexual behavior is contrary to God's laws and God's word, and gay behavior (and later gay marriage) could not be honored, homosexuals cried foul. Thus began the most sophisticated public relations campaign in the history of this country to change sexual mores. It began with the Board of Directors of the American Psychiatric Association removing homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in the 70's. This had nothing to do with the scientific evidence but a fiercely waged public relations campaign.

The PR campaign triumphed with a US president announcing he was for gay marriage. In the intervening years, mainline liberal protestant churches have fallen all over themselves to accommodate sodomy in the name of inclusivity and diversity. It has been one the most spectacular victories in the Culture Wars that has turned whole churches, friends, families and neighbors upside down and on each other.

With a blitzkrieg like approach that is stunning in its speed and breadth, pansexualists have swept nearly all opposition before them. Opponents of sodomy now face teams of lawyers ready and willing to kill free speech in the name of a deadly behavior. It is now being promoted in schools as merely an alternative lifestyle and anyone who offers reparative therapy for homosexuals is branded as a hatemonger. Christians who uphold Christian mores will soon go to jail because they oppose homosexual behavior. Free speech is slowly being eliminated.

It virtually has in the Episcopal Church with other churches and groups following. Witness the vilification of the Boy Scouts of America who oppose homosexual behavior. Episcopal Sodomists like activist layman Louie Crew and Bishop Gene Robinson and lesbian bishop Mary Glasspool are held up as icons of change and God's loving embrace of their lifestyle. Liberal and revisionist Episcopal bishops wet themselves groveling before them looking for approval.

Free speech is slowly being destroyed in America coming from many different quarters. Is it any wonder then that Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago, had this to say, "I expect to die in bed, my successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square."

Not that I agree with the Papists but when even a Roman Catholic like Francis George fears the worst things are indeed getting bad.

Click here to read the full story:  VirtueOnline - News Analysis

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