Skip to comments.Vatican official: Gay marriage a “revolutionary project” for “complete destruction of the family”
Posted on 03/14/2013 4:15:15 PM PDT by Morgana
ROME, March 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) The doctrine of equal marriage is a slogan created by post-Christian, socialist revolutionaries as a political tool to create a totally new cultural paradigm of morality that can only be implemented after the complete destruction of the family unit, a high-level Vatican official told an audience in Britain last week.
Bishop Jean Laffitte, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Family, spoke to an audience at the Student Union Hall of St. Marys University College in Twickenham on Marriage and the Family in a Culture of Relativism." .
He warned of a massive, international effort to rewrite social norms in the formerly Christian countries of the West that has resulted in the extremely rapid extension of laws that endanger the very survival of the family.
He affirmed what many in the pro-family movment have long believed, that the push for gay marriage is not coming exclusively from homosexual lobbyists, but from a more sinister international cadre of highly placed secularist social engineers seeking a radical alteration of the foundational ideas of Western Civilization.
The evolution of these legal and social changes, he said, have become much more severe and rapid even in the last three years, than we could have thought. Primary among these legal changes, he said, are the creation of legal recognition of unions of the same-sex, that he said are abusively called marriage. These have been the result of the growth of relativism around sexual differentiation that started only a few years ago.
Edmund Adamus director for Marriage and Family in Westminster, told LifeSiteNews.com that Bishop Laffittes talk set the scene to explore not only the centrality of the family in the life of society but also that marriage and family is at the heart of the mission of the Church as the primary agent of evangelization.
The bishop was forthright in his realism about how the worldwide attack upon family values finds its root and certainly its most dangerous expression in the normalization both through law and social policy of the active homosexual lifestyle.
The institution of egalitarian marriage, as it was called by these activists in the government in Argentina, is a central point of a true revolutionary project that seeks to overturn the most fundamental structures of social life, Bishop Laffitte said.
Emphasizing that this is not merely his own personal interpretation, he quoted the French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira, who called the recently passed French gay marriage bill a true change of civilization. In France, the governments efforts to effect this civilizational change have not been restricted to changing the laws. Indoctrination into the new paradigm starts early, with children as young as two in nursery schools inundated by the equality ideology. Laffitte quoted the French Minister of Education saying that this is necessary in order to tear away every possible social philosophical family and religious determinism.
Such examples, Bishop Laffitte said, are not merely random items, but the foundation of an alternative system of morality that will be fully established after the complete destruction of the family unit as it has been understood for centuries and around which the social fabric of the most advanced societies have gradually been built and consolidated.
He tracked the process used by such activists to normalise sexual relativism, using homosexuality as a wedge issue by using equality propaganda.
He noted that the diffusion of the ideology of gender and the denial of the original and essential character of sexual complementarity has been achieved with great haste.
Starting in the 1990s, he said, one could see the intent to trivialize the exercise of the sexual faculty between persons of the same sex. This brought on the spread of behaviors which expressed ethical relativism about which [Pope] Benedict XVI had warned of in many instances. [These] began to exert their influences and take their toll in public morality and society at large.
Until the 1990s homosexuality was considered a moral taboo by pastors and moralists, a transgression on an ethical level.
No one could have ever imagined that what was accepted in a great majority of cultures regarding the definition of marriage would soon by the object of radical reconsideration," he said. Such convictions of bygone times no longer exist, and therefore in almost all cultures the Church is faced today with challenges that were inconceivable even half a century ago.
He said he is convinced that the accelerated nature of the innovation of legal recognition of homosexual unions is a signal that there is a deliberate intention to transverse culture and finally to impose a new morality and a new organization of life in society.
He related the story of his visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, the former diocese of the new Pope Francis, where he met with several legislators to discuss the push to create gay marriage. Some of them pointed out, he said, that for the first time the government had made use of a legal argument that seemed impossible for them to contradict: the argument of equality.
This doctrine of equality, he said is being used to justify the initiative of a totally revolutionary law.
These parliament members, he said, perfectly understood that the principle of equality is almost infallible, and provided a means to marginalize the opposition.
After his trip to Argentina, Bishop Laffitte travelled to France where he warned family associations that, after a delay of several months the equality language would be employed to force gay marriage into several different countries, beginning with France.
He noted that at a large meeting of families in Argentina, he learned from their testimony that the new law had not only divided the citizens, but greatly weakened the unity within the families themselves.
Everyone said that it had become impossible to talk about these issues in the family, he stated. Children in schools and young men and women in universities, he said, are subjected to relentless propaganda.
Huge billboards greet visitors to Buenos Aires with the slogan, Argentina; an egalitarian country, and Argentina; an inclusive country.
Quoting Pope Benedict XVI, Laffitte said that when the lifelong commitment of natural marriage is repudiated, the key figures of human existence likewise vanish. Father, mother child, essential elements of the experience of being human are lost."
at least someone sees the big picture
yep and clearly
I love it!
My biggest dream is to have the Pope publicly and loudly excommunicate Bite-me for his defending the ruthless slaughter of our most innocent humans when the idiot goes to meet the Pope.
I think our sock-puppet’s handlers will probably advise Bite-me to NOT go to a ceremony where they’re passing out communion. But, that would be a great time to publicly pass over Bite-me’s mouth after chastising him for supporting the murder of 3,300 daily American children.
Well, I can dream, can’t I?
It’s about damn time someone said it concisely. The Feminist movement was far more destructive to the family unit though.
“The Feminist movement was far more destructive to the family unit though.”
Maybe so in the past but this is the nail in the coffin.
He said these things in Britain! Wow. I’m surprised he wasn’t either barred from entering the country (à la Geert Wilders), or at least mobbed by members of UAF and the socialists.
Communism is ok, though
You really don't want to mess with that guy...
...he'll make you walk the plank and send you to Davy Jones' locker!
I am a non-Catholic, but I fully agree with the Church on this point of doctrine.
Sodomy is a sin. We are to love the sinner, but not the sin. And celebration of this sin is an abomination. The sin is worse when a government forces members of the society to celebrate the act.
AMEN!!! say it again and again and again!!!
Biden can still go to Mass (communion is ALWAYS distributed at every Mass) but he can remain seated and does not have to come forward to receive communion.
It would be provocative of him to go to communion after all that has been said about him.
I knew that. But I'm saying that Obozo's handlers will probably tell him to refrain from getting communion just to avoid potential problems.
got that right.
I;m sick of hearing the usual excuses of we want equality, or we want rights, or Govt should not be involved which Rand Paul used and has lost me now.
Govt decides who gets the kids, the house, the money and one libertarian told me that maybe the ex married couples can reach an agreement or the rev can make that decision,
Yea like that will work with no law enforcement behind him,.
Marriage is plainly one man and one woman, surveys have shown kids do better wiht a mother and a father.
It’s well known that having sex with feces is unhealthy and causes diseases.
Hell what does it take for these fools to wake up who defend sham marriages that evenback in 1963 in the rules for commies that they were attacking the family to destroy America?
agree and it doesn;t help with those who pretend their conservatives or republican state that they have no problem with this feces marriage.
The usual from who pretend to be on our side state Govt should not be involved but have not thought about who gets what during a divorce or if two are from a different religion and got married by the govt, justice of the peace
‘He affirmed what many in the pro-family movment have long believed, that the push for gay marriage is not coming exclusively from homosexual lobbyists, but from a more sinister international cadre of highly placed secularist social engineers seeking a radical alteration of the foundational ideas of Western Civilization.’
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