Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Opponents of same-sex "marriage" in New Hampshire seek to amend constitution

The Founding Fathers and homosexuality here. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith document "Considerations Regarding Proposals To Give Legal Recognition To Unions Between Homosexual Persons" here.

"Democracy cannot be idolized to the point of making it a substitute for morality or a panacea for immorality. Fundamentally, democracy is a 'system' and as such is a means and not an end. Its 'moral' value is not automatic, but depends on conformity to the moral law to which it, like every other form of human behavior, must be subject: in other words, its morality depends on the morality of the ends which it pursues and of the means which it employs. If today we see an almost universal consensus with regard to the value of democracy, this is to be considered a positive 'sign of the times,' as the Church's Magisterium has frequently noted. But the value of democracy stands or falls with the values which it embodies and promotes. Of course, values such as the dignity of every human person, respect for inviolable and inalienable human rights, and the adoption of the 'common good' as the end and criterion regulating political life are certainly fundamental and not to be ignored.

The basis of these values cannot be provisional and changeable 'majority' opinions, but only the acknowledgement of an objective moral law which, as the 'natural law' written in the human heart, is the obligatory point of reference for civil law itself. If, as a result of a tragic obscuring of the collective conscience, an attitude of skepticism were to succeed in bringing into question even the fundamental principles of the moral law, the democratic system itself would be shaken in its foundations and would be reduced to a mere mechanism for regulating different and opposing interests on a purely empirical basis." (Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, No. 70).

"..right is based, not upon men’s opinions, but upon Nature. This fact will immediately be plain if you once get a clear conception of man’s fellowship and union with his fellow-men. For no single thing is so like another, so exactly its counterpart, as all of us are to one another…And so, however we may define man, a single definition will apply to all." [ Cicero, Laws I x 28-30]

Related reading: What same-sex "marriage" has done to Massachusetts; article from Mass Resistance here.

More on the Homosexual Hate Movement here.

The first Bishop of Worcester and the Common Good here.


Stewart said...

This bodes well for the Granite State. It represents a potential return to common sense. The people don't want the radical homosexual movement and its attempt to redefine homosexality as a normal variant of sexuality. It is perversion. And common sense will always recognize that.

The election of Scott Brown is only a beginning. The winds of political change have arrived. So many are sick and tired of the extreme leftist agenda being imposed by a Democratic party which is out of touch with reality and the average American.

Amanda said...

We're on the cusp of a Conservative revolution here folks. In my opinion, we will witness more and more grassroots conservative groups springing up. Look for even more losses for the Democratic Party. It has become the party of abortion-on-demand, homosexual "marriage," and numerous other anti-family and anti-Christian platforms.

President Obama is so radical and his policies so left-leaning that decent Americans have become alarmed. Instead of creating jobs and protecting families, he caters to extremist homosexual groups which promote a message of hate and bigotry.

Let's all return to a spirit of prayer and penance and get involved in politics. Make your voice heard. Scott Brown did. And Washington is trembling.

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