It all started with Martin Luther. You know, that guy. The one who started the Protestant Reformation. Or more accurately, the loss of millions of souls to man made heresy. He started the redefinition of marriage saying it was not a sacrament and even allowing polygamy (Defenders of the Faith).
Protestantism opened the door for unrestrained free market capitalism. Why worry about your immortal soul when you can make money now and enjoy its rewards now? Besides, with Protestantism, only those in your really special group are going to Heaven so manipulate others into slaving away for money and cheap goods. And you can just start your own with its own beliefs and moral codes if you don’t like anyone else’s.
Claim religious persecution (never mind the persecution you and your group have wrought; Puritans persecuted and were very intolerant) and leave to a “new” land. Persecute anyone coming from your home country if they differ religiously from you or abuse them until they conform to your ways and beliefs. This will work for a few centuries till you appear to have changed your ways only to better hide your hate so that you can continue to have power to abuse, harass, and even kill those you still don’t believe exactly as you do.
Allege to get fed up with your home country and declare freedom and war. Go to war. Win. Right a Constitution that guarantees rights to the religious majority but with the end ideal being freedom from all religion, especially Christianity (Reinventing Liberal Christianity). Religion should be kept private and in the home. Keep up the harassment and abuse and slavery and classism and racism. Enlightenment has shown you the truth of these as well as “science”. Harass, bully, and kill Catholics just to prove that you are “better” than them. Fail.
Make money. Explore the country you “bought” and harass and abuse the local natives who lived here first. Do so quietly at first because you can buy their land from them at a steal. Start a war over slavery but isn’t really about slavery at all. One side wins, the other loses and the slaves are no longer called slaves but suffer the same conditions and abuses. Keep oppressing and legislate that oppression into law.
Create legislation that puts local natives on reservations, keeps freed slaves from gaining any rights, and keeps immigrants from anything but slave labor. Remember, Enlightenment taught us the inferiority of those not white, Anglo, straight, and Protestant. Science and reason support. Legislate involuntary sterilization on those deemed “unfit” (Buck v. Bell; Three Generations, No Imbeciles). We don’t want undesirables reproducing.
Church of England will change their teaching on birth control in 1930 and the damage to women, men, children, families, marriages, and society has been horrendous and mind boggling. Objectivation of women becomes mandatory. More people stop believing in God or following His precepts.
Allow women to work for the war effort then force them home again when the men return. They’re only good as wives and mothers. Actually, they are only sexual objects. Start using women as sexual objects in advertising.
Create the Pill so that women can be “free” from pregnancy but in reality enslaves women to much worse. Fill everyone’s heads with lies about free love, no fault divorce, sex without consequences, abortion and the right to choose, the right of a woman to her own body. Make sex all about pleasure rather than the marital embrace about unity and procreation.
The Catholic Church will stand up for the truth (“Humanae Vitae”) but end up ridiculed by even her own children for “not getting with the times”. Many will choose to violate Church teaching on sex and marriage and will promote those sins. Many will leave the Catholic Church but many more with stay and try to force a change. They unfortunately succeed at the individual level.
See sin promoted as normal on TV and in books. Treat those that see sin as sin as irrelevant and stuck in the past. Ignore and deride them publicly and frequently. Brag about how having sex all the time will many different people is wonderful. Brag about how abortion is a woman’s right and how babies are now wanted. Brag about how birth control lets women have sex when they want with whomever they want without consequences. Brag about how religion is antiquated and has no use anymore but protect those in “persecuted ” religions. Christianity is not one of them.
Create computers and the World Wide Web. Make it so that everyone has to use it to do business. Use it to influence and manipulate businesses and governments to do what the Electronic Herd wants (The Lexus and the Olive Tree). Use it for social justice means and gatherings. Use it to commit crimes, to pander pornography and abuse, to traffic in human lives.
Start showing gay people everywhere. Ignore and even cover up truths about homosexuality. Portray them as no different than everyone else. Play up the lies about being persecuted and harassed. Talk about rights and how gays just want to love their partner. Continue to ignore the promiscuity, the abuse, the child sex abuse, the high levels of STDs among gays. Ignore how gays bully and abuse other gays and straights at much higher rates than straights on gays.
Create the concept of “hate crimes” that applies to only gays and “persecuted religions”. Catholics will be attacked and even killed, in one case, for supporting Church teaching on marriage but this case never gets accurately reported or treated as a hate crime or that it was a gay man attacking a Catholic woman for being Catholic.
Create a culture of me. Make everything about the individual and their rights, wants, “needs”. Elevate narcissism to new heights (The Impulse Society). Disdain marriage and child rearing. Make money, sex, and pleasure the end all of everything. Villify those that want tradition marriage with distinct sex and gender roles and children. Allow God to exist only as a vending machine.
Give out free birth control to teens and pre-teens in school and teach explicit sex education as a means of preventing “teen pregnancy”. Belittle and demean abstinence and chastity as useless and pointless and something that only “those weird, stupid Christians” do. Keep pushing how pleasurable and wonderful sex is and how to have “safe sex”. If they get pregant, they can just have an abortion and adults will even drive teens and children across state lines to procure an abortion.
Hell, tell girls that they can just use abortion as a form of birth control. They do not have to take responsibility for their actions. If a teenage girl or even a young girl is raped, they can get an abortion. The rapist can walk right into the clinic with the rape victim and force her to get an abortion and he will never be caught. He can go on raping her until he gets bored and moves onto another victim. Laws about mandatory reporting don’t matter in abortion. Only the abortion matters. The girl has no rights or protections but the rapist, child molesters, abortion doctors, etc. do.
Make marriage about “love” not about holiness and children (Catechism of the Catholic Church). Make love just a feeling instead of a choice of will, and action, and a sacrifice. Then bully, bully, bully.
That’s how you get “gay marriage”. It’s also how polygamy will be judicially imposed within the next ten years, making it “legal”. There are already cases in the works for that. Pedophilia is not far behind. Hell, there was a conference somewhere in England just in the last few months that argued that pedophilia is a “”normal”” sexual orientation and that 1 in 35 British men are oriented that way. Hogwash but it has already started. (The double quotation marks are to emphasize how wrong that term is in regards to a deviant, criminal behavior that has the sexual abuse of children as its aim.)
That’s how, in brief overview, we in America got “gay marriage”. And yet, not all is lost. They have a “legal” “right” to “marriage” but not a sacramental privilege. And marriage is a privilege, not a right. And those that “gained” the “right” to “gay marriage” have still lost. They are still in mortal sin that is offensive to God.
They are not in a true marriage and never will be, no matter the legal wrangling and decay of culture and the true meaning of words. But they can still repent and give up their sinful ways. Gays who live this way are not totally lost though if they do not repent and become chaste they will be lost forever.
We still have a fight on our hands because many gays and their supporters want to force churches to perform “gay marriages” regardless of what those churches profess and believe. They are the ones persecuting people, especially Christians.
Many Christians, and especially the Catholic Church, hold to the true teaching of marriage and sex that God revealed and created. Many gays and even many “Christians” don’t like that and want to force them to change. They’ll even deliberately misinterpret the Bible to show acceptance for their support of sin. But for those of us who hold to the truth about sex and marriage as God created need to keep strong, keep the faith, and pass the Faith on to others accurately so that they know the truth and about sin. And so that they don’t fall into sin.
We can change the world. It will take time, prayer, persistence, and real God oriented love. Nothing is impossible with God. We must trust Him and ask for His help and grace. So pray. And don’t be a jerk in teaching the truth.
Reston, Jr., James. (2009) Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent, and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536. Penguin Press HC.
Hobson, Theo. (2013) Reinventing Liberal Christianity.
Lombardo, Paul A. (2008) Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell. John Hopkins University Press.
Pope Paul VI. (1968) “HUMANAE VITAE”
Friedman, Thomas. (2000) The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization. Anchor.
Roberts, Paul. (2014) The Impulse Society: America in the Age of Instant Gratification. Bloomsbury.
Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Pius XI. “Casti Connubii”