Sunday, March 4, 2012
NATURAL LAW IS NOT A FOUR LETTER WORD NOR IS IT THE BASIS OF BIGGOTRY, IT IS THE RESULT OF AND FLOWS FROM DIVINE TRUTH AND LAW
FROM YAHOO'S HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: GLAAD Fires Back After 'Growing Pains' Star Kirk Cameron Calls Homosexuality 'Unnatural'
Former Growing Pains star Kirk Cameron is taking heat from GLAAD after remarks made on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight.
During Friday's interview, Cameron called homosexuality "unnatural" and "destructive."
"I think that it's unnatural. I think that it's detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization," the actor, who played Mike Seaver on the 1980s TV series, said on the program.
Cameron, who is an evangelical Christian, also spoke out against gay marriage.
"Marriage is almost as old as dirt, and it was defined in the garden between Adam and Eve. One man, one woman for life till death do you part. So I would never attempt to try to redefine marriage. And I don't think anyone else should either," Cameron said. "So do I support the idea of gay marriage? No, I don't."
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation issued a statement in response to the actor's recent appearance on the CNN program.
“In this interview, Kirk Cameron sounds even more dated than his 1980s TV character,” said Herndon Graddick, senior director of programs at GLAAD, in a statement. “Cameron is out of step with a growing majority of Americans, particularly people of faith who believe that their gay and lesbian brothers and sisters should be loved and accepted based on their character and not condemned because of their sexual orientation.”
Graddick also addressed Cameron's remarks regarding gay marriage: “With an increasing number of states recognizing marriage equality, Americans are seeing that marriage is about committed couples who want to make a lifelong promise to take care of and be responsible for each other and that gay and lesbian couples need equal security and legal protections. That’s not ‘redefining’ anything."
My final comments: Our godless secular culture's war on Natural Law and orthodox religious beliefs uses half truths to marginalize and ridicule their opponents. They'll stop at nothing and there will be no apologies for the offenses they offer, unlike Rush Limbaugh who did apologize for his crude, uncharitable and sinful remarks to the Georgetown Law student. You'll find no such apologies from the likes of Bill Maher who has the most foul mouthed and insulting comments to make about others who oppose his liberal views and his bashing of Christians in general and Catholics in particular.
I fear same sex "marriage" will become the law of the land unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise. If it does what do we do as Catholics? We call same sex unions precisely what they are, same sex legal partnerships, just as we call the second marriage of anyone who still has a first spouse living and their marriage is not annulled by the Church, legal unions, not sacramental marriages.
The Church has to change its "traditional view" of the authority of the state regarding Sacramental Marriage, meaning the Church today and in the past had cooperate with the legitimate authority of the sate and with the laws of the state in the regulating of marriage (which at one time presumed Judeo-Christian antecedents in civil law, but no longer do in many states). A major shift has occurred and the Church so no longer allow the state the authority to regulate marriage as a sacrament--it can only do so for legal partnerships that the state might call a "marriage" but which according to divine law may not be as the state defines what "marriage is" contrary to Divine Law revealed through natural law.
Concretely what this means is that the Church should eventually require Catholics to take care of the "civil law" aspect of their "legal union" under the laws of the state, meaning they procure a civil "marriage" license (which is really a legal partnership license to fulfill state requirements for legal benefits) and then the Catholic would have to have that "civil" partnership recognized by the state in the presence of a state civil official such as the Notary Public, probate judge or some other licensed official--but not a priest or deacon.
Then that frees the priest or deacon to celebrate Marriage once the state's requirements for legal benefits is granted. The actual marriage, the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, in the Church then does not require the priest to sign any civil license as the "officiant for the state" since the clergy of the Church are not "civil servants" of the state.