Thursday, September 22, 2011

SOCIAL CHANGE AT WHOSE EXPENSE?


Yesterday morning as I was watching ABC News, there was a story about a young army soldier who on the day that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy was no longer applicable decided to call his father whom he hadn't seen in over a year to tell him that he was gay. He asked his father over the phone if he still loved him. The father said yes. It was heart warming.

The other part of this story is that the young soldier videoed his call to his father and placed the whole thing on you-tube for the world to see. I don't know that the father was told that he was being recorded and placed on the worldwide web to be either the poster child for gay rights or for gay bashing. Fortunately for the father who did not video his own response to his son's call, he said all the right things in our politically correct society otherwise there would have been hell to pay if he hadn't.

The newscaster gushing over what had just been seen repeated, "he still loves his son!" But does the son really love his father and is that what the problem may really be and the son seeking male affirmation in all the wrong places? Was this a "get even" moment for the son and a plan to humiliate his father which backfired? I shouldn't be so cynical.

Here's the "gottcha" moment that backfired into a love fest:

Here's another story from the conservative Washington Times. Press its name back there and you can read it. It has some interesting insights although it could come across as somewhat shrill.

And please note that any comments that go against the Golden Rule will not be posted.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even more cynically, the young man was likely put up to this stunt by the same people who are manipulating him sexually. He could have told his father that he was diagnosed with any other disease and would have gotten the same result. Now the young man should make a video explaining how this trick proves he loves his father.

rcg

pinanv525 said...

The Golden Rule..."He who has the gold makes the rules."

Frajm said...

or he who has the golden blog makes the rules.

Anonymous said...

Just one more example of the real motivation behind the homosexual agenda. Acceptance is not enough. Homosexuals demand and will settle for nothing less than the fawning approval of society and anyone with even the slightest reservations will not be tolerated.

Anonymous said...

I am glad this young patriot was able to be open and honest with his family. And I am equally glad that he did not encounter the harsh and unnecessary rejection that so many gay and lesbian children have suffered when they were honest with the families.

Maybe, Fr. McDonald, the father was not saying "politically correct" things, but things he honestly and deeply feels for his son.

Frajm said...

I believe the father was indeed saying what he feels about his son; but I don't think the son loves his father or he would have spoken to him in person, without cameras and recorders unless of course the father agreed. What was the point of videoing this in the first place? Was the son going to humiliate his father if the father had been harsh or angry which sometimes does happen and unfortunately in these situations. I'm sure fathers love their promiscuous sons and daughters, does that mean that father or mothers must accept their lifestyle too especially if they accept the teachings of the Church and of Jesus in terms of sexual morality?

Anonymous said...

I think that you can know what you see in the video. It seems obvious to me that the patriot taped the video in order to share the experience with others. We may agree or disagree with the motivation, but it doesn't add to what we know from the video.

I would disagree with you about the son's love for his father. I think the son simply found that the day DADT was repealled was the best day for him to speak to his father.

To specuate about what the son's or the father's motivations might be, or to speculate on what the son or the father might have done in different circumstances is, well, just speculation.

Frajm said...

It is speculation. If the father had acted poorly it would have been used to show what gay people have to put up with. Since he acted well, he shows how to accept it with grace. In either way he was used unless the father gave him permission to post this on the WWW.

pinanv525 said...

Overheard at boot camp: "EWWW! When do we get pinned down by Charlie?"

Anonymous said...

ABC News...
ABC is owned by Disney...left wing and also supporters of Planned Parenthood.

It's no surprise that this aired on ABC.
I wonder if the other major networks aired this.
The Pro-Choice and Homosexual agendas are of the same ilk and use each others tactics.."Don't take away my rights".
Puke.

~SqueekerLamb

Templar said...

Why do we need a warning to be charitable on a post about Homosexuals, yet on a post about the SSPX we can be as uncharitable as we please? I'm not trying to be funny, I'm serious. Whatever the SSPX may or may not be, who can deny that they are Holy, and Devout followers of Christ, whereas Homosexuals are (for the most part) in denial about their nature; yet we don't want to be inflammatory towards them. It just strikes me as, well, a bit too PC?

pinanv525 said...

Maybe we should just go ahead and change the National Anthem to the theme from "Cats."

Anonymous said...

Sex will make you go mad. Soldiers are in a stressful environment, they are young and full of hormones and there is usually lots of sexually oriented stimulus in the environment. If they don't get enough sex they keep looking for it and many will get where they can. One comment this young man made is one I have heard many times before: He has 'always' known he was a homosexual. How can that be? What sexual thoughts of any sort does a normal person have at, say, age five? That this message is so common makes me think he has been coached or recruited to the ranks of homosexuals. He seems lacking in self confidence and I can imagine him being recruited very easily.

I recall, as a military recruit, a Catholic Chaplain telling us that at least homosexuals were in love. I remember thinking he was crazy, but could not bring myself to challenge him, a priest!, (And a Captain). Times, and I, have changed.

The problem in the military is the same as was so obvious in the Church until a few years ago: lack of enough strong leaders confident in themselves and their values. the Church seems headed for the end of the tunnel and may be able to offer some help.

rcg