Monday, June 14, 2010

Homosexuality must be normalized and Christianity demonized

Dianne Williamson: Annihilator of Common Sense

Five years ago this month, I explained in detail how the media would first plea for "tolerance" of aberrant sexuality and eventually would come to the point of legitimizing homosexuality and lesbianism and demonizing Christianity. See here. And increasingly such is taking place. Dianne Williamson, an anti-Catholic columnist for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette with a long history of attacking the Church and her teaching*, is now accusing Professor Michael Pakaluk of spewing "anti-homosexual blather disguised as intellectual morality" because of his recent column in The Pilot [ official newspaper of the Boston Archdiocese] addressing the recent controversy in Hingham, Massachusetts over the child of lesbian parents being denied admission to a Catholic school.

Williamson, annihilator of common sense that she is, writes, "Pakaluk's screed should come as no shock to anyone familiar with the intolerance of the Catholic Church, even as it's written on the heels of a well-publicized, 25 year study showing that the children of lesbian parents are less likely to have behavioral problems and 'rated higher in social, academic and total competence.'" See here.

Dutch psychologist Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, Ph.D., a specialist on homosexuality [unlike Ms. Williamson] says that the claim that homosexuality is normal is one of those statements that are "so foolish that only intellectuals could believe them." It is like saying that anorexia nervosa is healthy. See here. Dr. Aardweg notes that, "The term neurotic describes such relationships well. It suggests the ego-centeredness of the relationship; the attention-seeking instead of loving...Neurotic, in short, suggests all kinds of dramas and childish conflicts as well as the basic disinterestedness in the partner, notwithstanding the shallow pretensions of 'love.' Nowhere is there more self-deception in the homosexual than in his representation of himself as a lover. One partner is important to the other only insofar as he satisfies that other's needs. Real, unselfish love for a desired partner would, in fact, end up destroying homosexual 'love'!" (Dr. Gerard J.M. van den Aardweg, The Battle for Normality, Ignatius Press, 1997, pp. 62-63).

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has warned that the adoption of children by homosexuals "would actually mean doing violence to these children" whose situation of dependence would place them "in an environment that is not conducive to their full human development" which this study has shown.

Dianne Williamson is blinded by her hatred for the Catholic Church. As a result, she is incapable of anything even remotely approaching objectivity when she writes on the Church. The irony here is that Ms. Williamson is guilty of the very thing she accuses Professor Pakaluk and the Catholic Church of: intolerance. Tolerance is for external conduct; it is not for the mind. The mind cannot tolerate error for even an instant. To do so would be to declare truth and error equally good. Which is why the Church so zealously protects and guards the truth even while showing love for those in error. The Church says with Saint Augustine: Kill the error, love the one who errs. She proposes while the world imposes.

But Ms. Williamson has demonstrated her intolerance toward the Church time and again.

Related reading: The health risks of homosexual sex here. And Homosexuality and mental health problems here.

* See here, here, here and here for example.


Ellen Wironken said...

While the Church commands us to respect the dignity of the homosexual person - as opposed to the homosexual act - Williamson's anti-Catholic articles only serve to foster an atmosphere of hatred and violence toward the Church while fanning the flames of Christianophobia.

What a shame that this intolerant woman is filled with such hate.

Jonathan said...

Williamson is a real piece of work. A hypocrite of the first magnitude. After telling Pakaluk that "he can come off like one of those religious fanatics who find homosexuality so appalling" [this translates to virtually every serious Christian, Catholic or Protestant, not to mention orthodox Jews and Muslims] and after saying, "Read his repellent views about gays and lesbians and you want to throw up," she writes, "I’ll try to be tolerant and take the charitable Catholic lead: Love the professor, hate the polemics."

Some charity. Something akin to the "charity" Joseph Goebbels demonstrated toward the Jews. For Williamson, every serious religious believer who opposes homosexuality is evil and bigoted.

She has one thing right. The Catholic Church has provided the example of charity - the "charitable Catholic lead" as she put it. Too bad she doesn't really try to follow that lead.

But then, hypocrites are big on talk. Small on action.

Carl said...

The scary thing is that people like Williamson really believe they are "more enlightened" than the Church, the scholastics, and even the hard scientific data regarding homosexuality. She believes herself to be on some sort of "mission" to "correct" the Church founded by the Christ, the Son of the Living God. That sort pride is not only demonic, but indicates a level of immaturity which is rather disturbing.

Ann Duclos said...

An interesting article on the destructive homosexual lifestyle and its impact on children adopted by homosexuals.

Mike G. said...

Why is it that everyone who disagrees with the Church is labeled as hating it? I'm a Catholic that doesn't practice much anymore because my faith has been shaken by all the pedophile priests. I went to speak about how I feel and I was attacked verbally by people rabid with their own opinions.

Paul Anthony Melanson said...

Mike G, you wrote, "Why is it that everyone who disagrees with the Church is labeled as hating it? I'm a Catholic that doesn't practice much anymore because my faith has been shaken by all the pedophile priests. I went to speak about how I feel and I was attacked verbally by people rabid with their own opinions."

I have never said - anywhere - that everyone who disagrees with the Church hates the Church. Having said that, dissent from Church teaching cannot be justified. See for example, Veritatis Splendor, No. 113 and Ad Tuendam Fidem and what the document has to say about dissenting from definitive teachings.

Your faith was shaken by priests who engaged in abuse? Is your faith in Christ Jesus or men? I would encourage you to return to the Church. Most priests have not committed any sexual abuse. It is only a minority which have engaged in what has been primarily homosexual abuse and not so much pedophilia - although in some cases the abuse has certainly constituted pedophilia.

I will pray for you. Please pray for me as well.

God bless.

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