The Truth About Homosexuality, Part IV

The Stench of Moral Decadence Surrounds Us

by Fr. Michael Rodríguez:  “In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the waters. And God said: Be light made. And light was made.” (Gn 1:1-3) “And God created man to His own image: to the image of God He created him: male and female he created them.” (Gn 1:27) “And God blessed them,saying: Increase and multiply.” (Gn 1:28)

In the beginning, our loving God created man in His own image and likeness: male and female. Today, at the outset of the 21st century, man in his insolent pride contends that God got it wrong. In the fullness of time, “the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.” (Jn 1:14) The shepherds went in haste and found the Holy Family: Mary and Joseph, and the Infant lying in the manger. (Lk 2:16) Today, throughout 21st century America, elementary school children are being indoctrinated by homosexual activists that there are “different kinds of families.” Jesus Christ preached against the man who looks upon a woman and lusts after her. (Mt 5:28). Today, 21st century man, a slave to the fires of his passion and lust, cries “equal rights” in order to justify the abomination of male-male or female-female “unions.” The stench of moral decadence surrounds us, and yet we insist on  spreading the lie that we of the 21st century are “enlightened and progressive” because we’ve “moved beyond the prejudices of the past.”

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, died on the Cross to save mankind. By His suffering, death, and resurrection, the Son of God instituted the Seven acraments of Salvation, one of which is Matrimony. The Sacrament of Matrimony is essential to God’s Plan of Salvation, and ALL CATHOLICS MUST respect, defend, and live by this great Sacrament of Christ’s love. No earthly power—no king, president, parliament, congress, judge, no overnment—has the authority to change or undermine marriage.

Jesus bequeathed all His power, celestialhim and terrestrial, to Peter and the Apostles (Mt 16:18-19, 28:18-20). With this authority, the Roman Catholic Church teaches, “The importance of the family for the life and well-being of society entails a particular responsibility for society to support and strengthen marriage and the family. Civil authority should consider it a grave duty to acknowledge the true nature of marriage and the family, to protect and foster them, to safeguard public morality, and promote domestic prosperity.” (Catechism #2210)

Here in El Paso, civil authority, by promoting the social acceptance and legitimization of homosexual unions, is acting immorally and completely contradicting its responsibility to “support and strengthen marriage and the family.”

The legalization of homosexual unions is a lethal strike against the common good of society: it severely weakens private and public morality, undermines marriage and the family, and is a crime against children.

Instead of acknowledging the true nature of marriage and the family, the civil authority in our city is promoting “domestic partners.” Rather than protect and foster marriage and the family, they are undermining these most sacred gifts of God. Instead of safeguarding public morality, they are opening the floodgates to a final dismantling of whatever private and public morality we have left. Rather than promote domestic prosperity, they are choosing to give sanction to “unions” which are sure to wreck final chaos and dysfunction in the family.

Long ago, near “the beginning,” the serpent tempted Adam and Eve with the pleasures of the world and the flesh. They succumbed. They disobeyed God. As the 21st century enfolds, the serpent’s maleficent lies have intensified, leading man to strike against God’s supreme work of creation: male and female! It’s no longer about forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil; nay, it is now an attempt to uproot the very Tree of Life, the Cross of our Savior Jesus Christ.

Our Lady of Fatima, you promised the triumph of your Immaculate Heart, ora pro nobis.

Fr. Michael Rodríguez is the parish priest at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church.

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10 comments to The Truth About Homosexuality, Part IV

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  • […] 5.   “Today, throughout 21st century America, elementary school children are being indoctrinated by homosexual activists that there are “different kinds of families.” Jesus Christ preached against the man who looks upon a woman and lusts after her. (Mt 5:28). Today, 21st century man, a slave to the fires of his passion and lust, cries “equal rights” in order to justify the abomination of male-male or female-female “unions.” The stench of moral decadence surrounds us, and yet we insist on spreading the lie that we of the 21st century are “enlightened and progressive” because we’ve “moved beyond the prejudices of the past.”  The Truth About Homosexuality, Part IV […]

  • terrig

    Thank you Father Rodriguez for your courage in speaking the Truth. You’re like a lonely voice in the desert. May our Lord and our Lady protect you.

  • Randy Kelley

    A coruageous priest takes the hit while presenting the Teachings of the Holy Catholic Church to the unknowing hoping for the conversion of sinners as was asked by the Holy Mother on more than one occasion. Yet in the wings stands a disobedient Bishop more watchful of his prestige than of his flock who is slowly and methodically being led astray to the depths of the secular society by those this courageous priest was trying to touch and to bring to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary for their eternal salvation. Our prayers are with both Fr. Rodriguez and with Bishop Ochoa.

  • What courage, Fr. Rodriguez! Thanks be to God for your bold proclamation of the truth, which you have suffered for. Christ promised that those who truly followed Him would suffer like Him, and the more that they suffer for Him, the greater will be their glory. Thank you, Father, for speaking the truth out of love for our homosexual and lesbian brothers and sisters, and out of love for Christ’s Church, that it would remain strong.

    You are a true and good shepherd, Fr. Rodgriguez. I entrust you every day to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of our Mother Mary.

    May she wrap you in her mantel and carry you into the Sacred Heart of her Son!

    Cami Murphy

  • jc

    Father Rodriguez, GOD –BLESS– YOU.
    This IS a devastating strike to the common good of the society, as well as, to our world. Yes, by allowing homosexual unions, we perpetuate this lie of enlightenment and progressivism, certainly convincing ourselves that we have moved beyond our past prejudices, which is not a justification but rather a means of flattering ourselves into believing that these are truths. Conceding to homosexual unions misleads and confuses, making it arduous for those who need to be rescued and redirected to Christ’s love. So many of these brethren are good people following a disordered path. We need to all work TOGHEHER to change our thinking and become devoid of this malice and rid ourselves of the stench.
    Please Father, don’t stop writing. You are the voice of so many.
    For if you change your thoughts, you change your world.
    BRAVO!

  • Bill

    The consensus is that roughly 10% of the population is gay. Even if all of that 10% decided get get into a “union” it is highly unlikely that 10% would “wreck final chaos and dysfunction in the family”. (I don’t think “wreck” is the correct word here.) What is a greater threat to the family is the loose morals portrayed as normal in movies and television.

  • Diana Maldonado

    Dear Father: I am posting The Truth About Homosexuality on my Facebook Page.

    God bless you for writing on this topic. You are right. Our children are being indoctrinated into believing this choice is normal behavior.

    Blessings to you,

    Diana Maldonado

  • Ray Marshall

    It would be nice to know how many parts there will be to this.

    I’d like to forward it all as one piece to people for whom it will make a difference.

    Thanks

    Ray Marshall

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