What does one wear to a machination of the Father of Lies?

Timothy Kincaid

July 10th, 2010

From the increasingly histrionic Catholic news site, LiveSiteNews:

Argentina’s number one Catholic prelate, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, is calling upon the priests of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires to bring their flocks to an upcoming protest against homosexual “marriage,” which is currently under consideration by the nation’s senate.

“Let’s not be naive, we’re not talking about a simple political battle; it is a destructive pretension against the plan of God,” writes Bergoglio in a letter sent to the monasteries of Buenos Aires, where he is archbishop. “We are not talking about a mere bill, but rather a machination of the Father of Lies that seeks to confuse and deceive the children of God.”

Which makes me think, if I’m ever invited to something so important as to require the direct coordination of Old Scratch himself, I should dress up. Do you think red Prada slippers are appropriate for a gay wedding? After all, the Pope wears them to all his formal functions.

cowboy

July 10th, 2010

Is it coincidental? The Mormon Prophet has sent out a call-to-arms to their Saints in Argentina too. Do those Mormons have a red phone with a direct line to the Vatican?

They are worried aren’t they?

cowboy

July 10th, 2010

Oops, I’m sorry to use such inflammatory language as “call-to-arms”. With Utah leading the nation in concealed weapon permits, I have to watch what I say that might be interpreted as terroristic.

But, there will be a letter with the Mormon Prophet’s signature going to be read in all the Churches in Argentina reminding the Mormons there about the sanctity of “marriage” and its implications in our eternal progression.

Perhaps the Mormons are within their rights to preach anything from their pulpits but they might be wary of getting viewed as a political force in some foreign country too.

Interesting.

Emily K

July 10th, 2010

cowboy, does this mean that the Prophet is telling the churches to get involved politically- from the pulpit? I don’t get it, what makes this particular religious group SO DAMN TIGHTLY KNIT when it comes to tithing and following the whims of the hierarchy??

cowboy

July 10th, 2010

Well…Emily,

Because he is a Prophet. That alone is enough for some people to never question authority (“tight knit” as you say). When the Prophet speaks, you listen. Unquestionably.

Except, I’m happy to say, not all Mormons are so unquestionably subject to the dictates of their Prophet. There are a minority of Mormons who did question the Prophet and the other leaders of the Mormon Church about the same-sex marriage Proposal in California. (Off the top of my head was the wife of Steve Young.)

Plus, the “tight knit” thing is keyed tightly to cultural and/or peer-pressure. We shouldn’t be surprised at how loyal some people can be. A certain Rev. Jones and a Kool-aide incident comes to mind.

I think there is a factor of laziness involved too. It is much easier for people to let other people do their thinking for them. Let other people develop opinions and you just fall in. It’s easier to let other people do the thinking for you. Glenn Beck knows this. He is exploiting this fact of human behavior. (And who just happens to be a convert to Mormonism.)

Emily K

July 10th, 2010

But cowboy, i’m always concerned that my opinion of Mormonism – that they “all” are against gays and is a huge political machine in the guise of a religion, forcing their views on others at the ballot box – comes too close to the type of bigotry hurled at Jews to ‘prove’ they all conspire together. (we’re all in the media or finance, the elders of zion are telling us how to infiltrate this or that…)

But it seems Mormons actually DO conspire together.. they have a huge internal internet system, a highly influential Prophet, and people seem to tithe very regularly and loyally.

TampaZeke

July 10th, 2010

Does it make me a bad person for getting turned on by that picture of Satan?

Emily K

July 10th, 2010

since the art is cliche, boring, and for the most part appears to be lazily done, yes.

Lynn David

July 10th, 2010

It’s not LifeSiteNews that’s histrionic, it’s the Catholic Church itself.

AdrianT

July 11th, 2010

Is there going to be any counter protest from LGBT people / secualrists / those who are victims of the catholic church (and hopefully, victims of the catholic church sponsored galtieri regime?)).

There needs to be a rainbow alliance of protesters – like the one awaiting the Pope when he visits England in September.

Do not let such a demonstration without an answer. Get on the streets, fight for your rights, and be heard.

dave

July 11th, 2010

Religion is a form of mental illness. More proof.

TampaZeke

July 11th, 2010

Took a second look with the assumption that it was cliche, boring and for the most part lazily done…STILL think he’s hot.

I guess I’m just not sophisticated enough to know what’s really hot. ;)

paul j stein

July 11th, 2010

In NorthCarolina when the “prophet” sent out a “required” ” here is your weekly anti-gay letter to follow” reading to be held before the start of services, the old ladies in the “branch” were up in arms when the church leader read it. The church leader and I had just finished a 14 hour long marathon of semi truck repairs. As I was totally out and attending church regularly in both the “brotherhood” meetings and the “sisterhood” meetings since I handled all the cooking, cleaning, house management duties of our farm. The older ladies were calling on their cell phones and giving “saltLake” hell on earth. They loved their “Sister Joey”. The priesthood guys were not knowing what to do, but did back me up well with good comments on my ability to repair farm equipment and semi trucks. Don’t sell the individuality of the faithful short! They have voices and use them.

Jim Burroway

July 11th, 2010

I think a fabulous cape with gold embroidery is de rigueur with red Prada slippers

Emily K

July 11th, 2010

TampaZeke,

OR you’re more turned on by poorly done cheesecake art with little attention paid to rendering or anatomy than by something.. well.. something good. More likely you’re not sophisticated enough to know when something’s of quality.

Hunter

July 11th, 2010

Doesn’t the Devil wear Prada?

cowboy

July 11th, 2010

Emily, we have to be careful of using “all” (and that’s why you used quotation marks). We have radical Mormons who go off script and can take a life of their own. Much like there are various groups of Catholics and groups of Jews who are, shall we say, unorthodox or even ultra-orthodox. There are some very radical Mormons. I’m living in the midst of some of them. Kind of scary sometimes. Some Mormons think there is a divine providence where Mormons will save the Constitution.

Sometimes we have to speak about the “agendas”…by us, by Catholics, by Jews. I have to separate the formal LDS Church with some of the more fundamental Saints. They are driven by a whole different agenda. Some might term them as the “crazies”. Those are the ones we must be vigilant against. They not only don’t want gays to marry they would be happy if we would be afforded a special anti-gay amendment to the U.S. Constitution. But, I don’t box these crazies with the rest of the Mormons.

The LDS Church does have a very effective phone-tree mechanism. They can organize a mob of volunteers with just one texting from the ubiquitous PDAs.

However, I do not think there is a formal agenda for Mormons to take control of the world. (Apart from the students who graduate from BYU’s Master of Accountancy…THAT’s a group you have to keep an eye on.)

Emily K

July 11th, 2010

cowboy,

what about the Mormons who “only” want gays to be second class citizens? How many of those type are included in the whole of the Mormon Church? Are these with the “crazies” or are they “regular” folk?

Johnson

July 12th, 2010

All I ever learned in Church: When all else fails, blame “Old Scratch”.

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