Unfortunately, pc has caused this confusion to take very regrettable and dangerous turns of events - the killing of the unborn is viewed by many as acceptable and the advertising consultants gave it the attractive name of “pro-choice” instead of pro-abortion; the acceptance of homosexuality unions to be synonymous with the Divine anointment of men and women in “marriage;” the idea that all religions are co-equal contrary to the commandment against false gods; the idea that tolerance applies to principles and to all behavior. The unintended consequences of many of these pc ideas over the last 50 years is manifested by such things as the high number of people living together instead of getting married, the high number of children born out of wedlock, the fact that Protestantism is no longer the largest denomination in the United States because such a large number of people no longer identify themselves with any religion, and the widespread acceptance of homosexual unions being called “marriages.” Abortions and birth control in Western countries as well as the U. S. and Canada have caused the birthrates in those countries to decline radically.
On the contrary, Muslims families have large birth rates. It is in the foreseeable in Western European countries that there will be Muslim majorities. If so, then what happens? Will there be an imposition of Shari’a law which forbids the practice of free speech? The Muslims are not restrained by our ideas of broadmindedness and could outlaw Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and all other faiths. And, then, look at what has happened and is happening now - the burnings of Christian churches in the Middle East the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Do we, as Catholics and Christians, have the fortitude to draw the line? It seems as though we do not and that our broadmindedness and misplaced tolerance has taken us past the breaking point for this country and the Western world to save itself. Charles Colson in his book with Harold Fickett The Faith Given Once, For All writes of this - “All societies experience what Lincoln in his Lyceum Address called ‘the silent artillery of time;’ that is, there is built-in inertia as a culture matures. People get comfortable in their ways and become less creative and inventive - and certainly less adventuresome. In later generations people lost their drive and become self-indulgent. Entropy and decadence sets in.” But, the authors quote Chesterton for the idea that Christians are “change agents” because we are optimists and are always trying to do good things.
We, Christians, should never be intimidated with the idea of being intolerant when being accused of trying to “impose” our views on theologically unacceptable behavior. Remember, so were Abraham Lincoln and those who opposed slavery. They drew the line and that was wrong. So, must we do so.
Let me know what you think.
Let the light of our Lord shine upon you!