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“Who Will Resist the Lynch Mob?”: Robert George’s Rousing Call to Action
ChurchPop ^ | April 4, 2015 | Robert P. George

Posted on 04/07/2015 12:10:28 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o

Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and co-author of What Is Marriage?: Man and Woman: A Defense, recently made a spirited call to action for all those willing to refuse to be bullied into submission.

Here’s what he wrote on Facebook:

The lynch mob came for the brilliant mild-mannered techie Brendan Eich.

The lynch mob came for the elderly florist Baronelle Stutzman.

The lynch mob came for Eastern Michigan University counseling student Julea Ward.

The lynch mob came for the African-American Fire Chief of once segregated Atlanta Kelvin Cochran.

The lynch mob came for the owners of a local pizza shop the O’Connor family.

The lynch mob is now giddy with success and drunk on the misery and pain of its victims. It is urged on by a compliant and even gleeful media. It is reinforced in its sense of righteousness and moral superiority by the “beautiful people” and the intellectual class. It has been joined by the big corporations who perceive their economic interests to be in joining up with the mandarins of cultural power. It owns one political party and has intimidated the leaders of the other into supine and humiliating obeisance.

And so, who if anyone will courageously stand up to the mob? Who will resist? Who will speak truth to its raw and frightening power? Who will refuse to be bullied into submission or intimidated into silence?

I’m not asking, which leaders? Though that, too, would be good to know. Are there political or religious leaders who will step forward? Are there intellectual or cultural leaders who will muster the courage to confront the mob?

No, I’m asking what ordinary people will do. Are there Evangelical, Catholic, and Orthodox Christians who will refuse to be intimidated and silenced? Are there Latter-Day Saints, Orthodox and other observant (or even non-observant) Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs? Buddhists?

Oh yes, the mob came first for the Evangelicals and the Catholics and the Latter-Day Saints; but do not be deceived: it will not stop with them. It’s true that many in the mob have a *particular* animus against Christians, but the point of destroying the reputations and livelihoods of the initial victims is *pour encourager les autres*. If you believe you belong to a group that will be given a special exemption or dispensation from the enforcement of the new orthodoxy—by any means necessary—you will soon learn that you are tragically mistaken. No one who dissents will be given a pass.

We have seen how swiftly the demands have moved from tolerance to compulsory approbation of behavior historically rejected as contrary to morality and faith by virtually all the great religious traditions of the world. And now it is not only approbation that is demanded, but active participation. And do you honestly think that we have now reached the endpoint of what will be demanded?

Of course, some will say—indeed some are saying—that the battle is over, the cause is lost. All we can do is seek the best terms of surrender we can get, knowing that at this stage they will not be very good.

What should we say to that? Well, it is certainly true that the political, economic, and cultural power now arrayed against people of faith and their rights and liberties is formidable. No question about it: This is David against Goliath.

But then, we know how that contest ended, don’t we?

If we refuse to surrender, we will certainly be demonized; but everything will depend on whether we refuse to be demoralized. Courage displayed in the cause of truth—and of right—is powerful. And it will depend on whether ordinary people—Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, others—inspired by their faith to stand firm, will also be willing to stand shoulder to shoulder, and arm-in-arm, with their brothers and sisters of other traditions of faith to defy the mob.

Will you stand up for religious freedom and traditional marriage?

TOPICS: Activism; Ecumenism; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lgbt; rfra; samesexmarriage; ssm
Robert George is one of the men I most admire in all the world.

He is exhorting all people of good will --- wherever they are on the political or religious spectrum --- to stand in solidarity to defend natural marriage and resist the homofascists.

We've begun. We've begun by defending Patricia Jannuzzi (teacher) and the O'Connor family (Memories Pizza) and Barronelle Stutzman (florist) and Chik-Fil-A.

When we push back we will have victories. We must do more.

This is a call to sacrifice.

1 posted on 04/07/2015 12:10:28 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o
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To: Mrs. Don-o

And now the Lynch mob is being organized over at the Department of Just-Us - in the form of the nomination of Loretta Lynch as replacement for Eric Holder.

That particular Lynch mob will be operating on a far wider front than just assault on the sanctity of marriage, though that is also a part of their agenda.

2 posted on 04/07/2015 12:14:39 PM PDT by alloysteel (It isn't science, it's law. Rational thought does not apply.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

They also came for Dan Cathy.
They also came for Phil Robertson.

In neither case did they get them, Witch proves that if one has the courage to resist, the lynch mob goes to easier victims.

3 posted on 04/07/2015 12:14:49 PM PDT by sport
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To: sport

I’m absolutely amazed this guy has a job at Princeton!

4 posted on 04/07/2015 12:18:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: Mrs. Don-o



In fact, it may be time to push back.

Rather than “tolerate” homosexuality, we should expose it for the mental illness it REALLY is!

The narcissistic neuroses, phobias, fetishes, fixations, compulsions, many of them centered around bodily excretions, all indicate severe mental disorders.

Absolutely NOTHING about homosexual behavior is normal. *ALL* of it is expression of severe mental illness that needs to be addressed with therapy, drugs, or even sequestration from society, especially children.

5 posted on 04/07/2015 12:21:41 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: Mrs. Don-o


6 posted on 04/07/2015 12:22:11 PM PDT by livius
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Bump for later read.

How you doin’, Mrs. D?

7 posted on 04/07/2015 12:29:23 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Its the Sixties all over again, but with crappy music...)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He is absolutely brilliant. Even his liberal critics ---- and they abound --- respect him. And the more you know about him (LINK), the more you love him.

So many "prominent" people have intelligence but not courage; or sometimes, courage but not intelligence. He has both in heapin' helpin's.

8 posted on 04/07/2015 12:58:03 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

I’m sold, and thanks for the link too.

9 posted on 04/07/2015 12:59:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (My Batting Average( 1,000) (GOPe is that easy to read))
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To: Old Sarge
I'm making a good recovery, thanks be to God.

Did you read my account of the --- vision, or whatever --- I had in the ICU? (RAVING LINK)


10 posted on 04/07/2015 1:03:23 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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To: Westbrook

Precisely These people are severely mentally Ill and should be treated as such.

11 posted on 04/07/2015 1:07:34 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

The Folsom Street fair comes to mind:

“San Francisco’s extreme political correctness has turned cops into impotent Perversion Protectors,” the group said.

The organization said the events included whippings, public sex between men, and even advocacy for slavery, with one man wearing nothing but cuffs and chains.

“Homosexual activists mock and deride Americans For Truth relentlessly for exposing sordid realities like ‘Up Your Alley’ – and showing you what happens when sexual radicals come to dominate a major city,” LaBarbera said.

“They don’t want Americans to see this side of their agenda … But we must face reality and come to grips with the truth that ‘rights’ based on aberrant sex are not genuine civil rights,” he said.

“Like the pantless perverts wandering around in sneakers-only at ‘Up Your Alley,’ the liberals’ pro-homosexual ‘tolerance and diversity’ program is now fully exposed as a soulless and bankrupt ideology,” LaBarbera said. “According to its precepts, nothing can be judged as wrong (sexually-speaking) – except, of course, normal, historic Judeo-Christian mores.”


12 posted on 04/07/2015 1:16:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Westbrook

You have the right of it, sir.

13 posted on 04/07/2015 1:17:12 PM PDT by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
And on top of all other charms, he is a smashing banjo player. Check thou it out!

Robby George Trio (YouTube Link)

I think the young David George, on Bass, is his son.

14 posted on 04/07/2015 1:17:43 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.")
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