Various bloggers and online news sites have made reference today to the 'wave of rage and indignation' that is prompting spontaneous 'demonstrations' demonizing the Church. Here's a photo of the 'mob' that gathered in front of Westminster Cathedral in London that appears in the This Is Lancashire.
One hopes that citizens were able to navigate their way through the gridlocked traffic caused by such a MASSIVE demonstration.
Want to know what's really humorous? Among this MASSIVE mob of demonstrators in included Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell.
So the biggest crowd that a professional campaign could put together to tap into the overwhelming rage among the millions who are turning against the church (according to the article) hardly filled a frame of a close camera shot. Hooey! the church must be trembling in its boots through the world if this is the best the anti-church forces can do.
This small and pathetic display was enough to garner world wide attention with uncritical news reporting which is building to a common consensus that the who church is evil. Evil's purpose is done. Another weight has been placed upon the church to bear in this lenten Passion. Just as a splinter group of unfaithful religious undercut the opportunity for having all the benefits of Obamacare - while still maintaining an official government prohibition for the use of Federal tax dollars being used for elective abortions. All it takes is one point of weakness, shrouding itself as false compassion and the Culture of Death lashes the Body of Christ anew.
Pray for the Church. Accept to do penance for its sins in remittance for its crimes. And yes, suffer with the Church as well. But please God, endure we will and truth will win out in the end.
Maybe Chris de Burgh was on to something in his classic... Spanish Train.
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