The following comes from a Feb. 25 posting on Mercator.net by Robert Reilly, author of Making Gay Okay: How Rationalizing Homosexual Behavior Is Changing Everything, published by Ignatius Press.
On Monday, February 23, Secretary of State John Kerry proclaimed, “I could not be more proud to announce Randy Berry as the first-ever Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons.” Come again? I have served in the US State Department and do not recall such a position being listed in its table of organization. Where did the creation of this position come from?
It turns out that Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Calif., had introduced legislation in the last Congress to create such a position, but the bill died. The bill was reintroduced in the new Congress, with zero chances of passage. As we know, the Obama administration is not deterred by Congress’ failure to act or outright opposition, so it is simply created the position by executive fiat. This has the added advantage of not requiring Congressional confirmation of the openly-gay Mr. Berry in the new position. It simply becomes an executive branch appointment.
But what exactly is Mr. Berry supposed to do “for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons” in foreign countries? Well, it turns out, according to Secretary Kerry that, “Too often, in too many countries, LGBT persons are threatened, jailed, and prosecuted because of who they are or who they love….
“Defending and promoting the human rights of LGBT persons is at the core of our commitment to advancing human rights globally — the heart and conscience of our diplomacy. That’s why we’re working to overturn laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct in countries around the world.”
This is very striking language – that the promotion of the moral normativity of sodomy stands at “the heart and conscience of our diplomacy. (my emphasis)” In other words, it is not only wrong to criminalize sodomy, but sodomy must be morally right….
We are in the phase of its domestic enforcement now, and Secretary Kerry is preparing for its global enforcement in our foreign-policy, as proudly announced by the LGBT flags flying on the masts of our embassies overseas last June, just under the American flag. The State Department has become the instrument for the global universalization of the rationalization for sodomy.
The problem with this should be self-evident. The promotion of “gay” rights must come at the expense of the promotion of human rights because the two are immiscible. One is founded on the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” and the other on moral relativism, which eviscerates the very idea of natural rights and the natural law on which they are based. If you have one, you cannot have the other. You have your rights by virtue of being a human being, and not by anything else – not ethnicity, not religion, not race, not tribe, not sexual orientation….
Courtesy of the Roman Catholic Douay-Rheims Holy Bible.
St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans Chapter 1:
 Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, BUT THEY ALSO THAT CONSENT TO THEM THAT DO THEM.
Supporting and promoting homosexuality is condoning and consenting to homosexuality which grievously offends God otherwise St. Paul would not have said so. God is the Alpha and the Omega, He was offended by homosexual behavior before St Paul wrote his Epistle, and God has not changed He is still offended by homosexual behavior. This is why Our Lady said more souls go to hell for the sins of impurity. A Homosexual life style is an impure life style; but don’t take my word for it, take St. Paul’s word for it, or be prepared for the consequences that it will yield.
I hate to see people get burned! Pray for the souls of the God defying homosexuals before it is to late. The true haters of homosexuals are those that support their sinful cause and urge them on!
St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans Chapter 1 in more detail a fuller and complete picture of God’s feelings and stance on homosexuality:
 Wherefore God gave them up to the desires of their heart, unto uncleanness, to dishonour their own bodies among themselves.  Who changed the truth of God into a lie; and worshipped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
 For this cause God delivered them up to shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature.  And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts one towards another, men with men working that which is filthy, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was due to their error.  And as they liked not to have God in their knowledge, God delivered them up to a reprobate sense, to do those things which are not convenient;  Being filled with all iniquity, malice, fornication, avarice, wickedness, full of envy, murder, contention, deceit, malignity, whisperers,  Detractors, hateful to God, contumelious, proud, haughty, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
 God delivered them up: Not by being author of their sins, but by withdrawing his grace, and so permitting them, in punishment of their pride, to fall into those shameful sins.
 Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity, without mercy.
Kerry is preparing for global enforcement of gay rights, and the world should be preparing for Sodom and Gomorrah.
I don’t think the world should be too worried about having to prepare for the wrath of God style Sodom and Gomorrah. After all, there’s been LOT’S of gay sex around the world throughout history – often reported here on this very website – and there hasn’t been a Sodom and Gomorrah since… well, Sodom and Gomorrah.
Maybe God’s not too concerned about it?
No Sodom and Gomorrah? No floods, no violent destruction of human life in mass numbers? No Mass starvations or population displacements? No world wars? No vast numbers of gangland style killings in densely populated big city neighborhoods? No mass Jewish annihilations, or pre born baby abortions?
No Boston bombings. beheadings, enslavement of populations?
Gee, I guess we’re all okay then, let the party keep on going!
Great post, Camille, and I would add the AIDS and STD epidemics (some incurable) and divorce rates. Oh, what fun we are having — not.
St. Peter, you are no Saint.
Worse than a Sodom and Gomorrah is spending Eternity in HELL.
People send themselves to Hell based upon their un-repented Mortal Sins of commission and omission while on earth for a short period of time.
JESUS said that MANY will NOT be SAVED. Mt 7:13-14; Lk 13:23-28,
The sooner the better…
Foolish, dissolute, without affection, without fidelity,
” As we know, the Obama administration is not deterred by Congress’ failure to act or outright opposition, so it is simply created the position by executive fiat. ”
OBAMA does whatever he wants by Executive Order.
He is evil – and those who voted for him must repent.
He is an anti-Christ.
OBAMA hates this Country and has no regard for law,
as proven by his public statements and EXECUTIVE ORDERS that violate the US Constitution.
OBAMA hates Christ and Christians
as proven by his own mocking statements of Jesus and His teaching on the Beatitudes – Sermon on the Mt. 5:2-11.
I agree Anonymous. His actions speak hatred. Its terrible how much Obama is getting away with. His followers surely have no common decency. Im scandalized when people stick up for him. Lord help us during these times. I can’t wait till out Lord comes again and stops this madness.
Obama promised to “Fundamentally transform America”. That is one promise he has kept.
So sexual perversion, along with sodomy, the sin that cries out for vengeance, now given the official US stamp of approval. Woe to America!
Totally. Woe to America.
Thankfully, there are still bastions of grace and morality when it comes to the evil scourge of homosexuality. Sudan, Saudi Arabia, ISIS-controlled regions of Syria, Iran, Uganda, Any territory held by Boko Haram or the Taliban, Yemen, and of course, Mother Russia.
All are explicitly acting on God’s behalf and upholding high standards of morality. These are wonderful places. How dare the US attempt to impose its misguided notion of ‘human rights’ on them.
Hugh stop supporting Sodomy and Sodomy Marriage on this web site.
Hugh, your free speech here would get you killed in all of those places you list. And they don’t appreciate snarky sarcasm either. Sin is sin, regardless of where happens.
Not simply approval, coercive promotion and intimidation by the US.
Well, the man that vies with Hillary Clinton as the worst Secretary of State in the last hundred years is now placing a sodomite on the public payroll. Satan is so proud.
Where is the Catholic outrage over this insult to God, to Natural Law, to conscience? And where is the political outrage over having a public position, and likely one paid for with top tax supported dollar, to support sodomy rights?
Oh, are the bishops too busy planning to “catch up” with modernity at the October 2015 Synod, to pay attention to this? Actually, most bishops would, certainly, applaud the Secretary of State: just think of the florid statements that Cardinal Chuckles-Bravo Dolan could spin regarding this appointment. With the brave Cardinal’s “bravo” about the “coming out” (to mortal sin) of footballer Michael Sam, it becomes more and more difficult for anyone in the Church to oppose this type of appointment. Words do have consequences.
Time to step up and speak up against this outrage. Of course, you will be reviled if you do, at least by Mankind (mostly). But think of this: one brave man in San Francisco is standing alone against the might of the Sodomite World, where “concerned” and pagan parents have reached out to hire nasty media attack dog Sam Singer to lead a campaign against the Archbishop on the Catholic Morality (and altar boy) issues, with the intent of getting Francis to fire Cordileone. Watch to see if the Pope appoints a “co-administrator” to help the Archbishop. Time to fight back, People!!
The commandant of the Swiss Guard said he’s ready to defend the Pope from terrorists. None too soon, it seems.
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18. The prophets have spoken; they have been warned.
This post of mine was for those who brag about their sins. It was not intended to be about the pope.
God bless and strengthen the Swiss Guard.
Yes where are our bishops?
Too many of our bishops are busy pretending that ILLEGAL Immigration is a teaching of the Church that needs our support.
And also their false teaching that the death penalty is always wrong.
They don’t have time for the Salvation of Souls, or accurate teachings of the Church.
Actually all they are doing is lining their own pockets – their CCHD, CRS, and Catholic Charities with Federal Grants for ILLEGALS for the most part.
Our Bishops are a bunch unmitigated jokes….
When the center bean of a house is laid tilted, the whole building is to be built by following that line, the end result is a tilted house. the fate of that house is soon to fall by the force of gravity. When a nation’s leaders are all leading its citizenry to accept what is ungodly and sinful that is something which have being condamned by every civilization on the face of the earth, especially by the teachings of Buddhism, Taoism, Mahammedenism, the Old and the New Testments. This country was founded by the Judeao-Christian Teaching that is the foundation which helped the building of this country into the greatest power the world have never seen! The Root that is now being cut off slowly, inch by inch from day to day under the hand of Satan! He is the only one who loves nothing more than to see God’s good children to become corrupt by follow Its lies, as Adm and Eve did! Jesus died to save all the souls, it is the free will of each to choose to Whom it wants to serve. “He who lives by sward shall perish by the sward.” Thus, he who lives by the flesh shall perish by the flesh. All the new laws of the present day are made to serve but one thing, that is what is laing below the navel! let the Flesh rules those who live for nothing else but lusts without limits.
God help us! Of course, it is only doing God’s work, to help the poor, the persecuted, and the sick, suffering, and dying people, of the world. But NOT to enable crimes like deviant sex acts! It is like helping a sick alcoholic to recover– but NOT to enable him to drink, due to false “sympathy,” similar to the views of Pope Francis! We need a new Pope, who is a true Roman Catholic! He needs to immediately get rid of all clergy and nuns, who are NOT true Roman Catholics! And he needs to mandate the implementation and use of the Code of Canon Law, for all, in the Church! No more “BALONEY!!” For those who wish to sin, or to sympathize with sin— LEAVE CHRIST’S HOLY CHURCH NOW!! EXCOMMUNICATE “bad” Catholics, like John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, and Kathleen Sebelius! You are NOT followers of Christ, you are FRAUDS!! A true Roman Catholic Pope, would set the world straight, on Christian Morality, stand as a true, invincible Moral Authority for the world—and command RESPECT FOR CHRIST AND HIS TEACHINGS!! NO MORE “BALONEY!”
Er, then can I have a ham and cheese on rye instead . . .
peter, If you are able bodied, get it yourself. Laziness is a capital sin.
Right over your head, huh?
Wait til O appoints a Homosexuals Rights Czar!
John Francois Kerry is a hack and a fraud and has been so since at least 1971, when he threw his combat medals over a fence in D.C. He lied then and he lies now. And it’s OUTRAGEOUS that this fraudulent hack is the Secretary of State, but of course, just look who appointed him; the thoroughly obnoxious Barack Hussein Obama, expert on all things governmental, and also a virtuoso liar and fraud, PLUS virulently anti-Catholic with an axe to grind vis-a-vis his notorious “mandate”/animus against mostly the Catholic Church. Talk about your bigot in high places; he sits in the HIGHEST place. And so, Obama’s latest gambit when someone is to be nominated for a position in government, and the process doesn’t go Barack’s way, i.e., Randy Berry was not going to be appointed by Congress, why, just pass an EXECUTIVE ORDER, why that’ll fix things. After all, Obama IS a monarch, right? So, we have, VOILA, Randy Berry, LGBTLMNXFT, all-American Special Envoy for Human Rights, etc., assiduously watching over the rights of all SODOMISTS. Biblical, eh? May God help us, the Obama Admin. certainly isn’t. Pathetic.
Note the Hatred of Morality and ‘love’ of the alphabet soup of sad-sickness that is the tolerance pogrom in academentia – coming to Your Church soon, if the Abomination has its way:
Wesleyan Univ. pulls men-only frats, pushes housing for 15 ‘sexualities’
Wesleyan University, once a Christian school, is now offering campus housing for 15 different alternative sexualities, also known as “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM.” It has a specific place for sadomasochists, but straight males looking to join a men-only fraternity are out of luck.
For Wesleyan undergrads not looking to live in men-only frat houses, housing options abound. Students without degrees are required to live on campus and can choose from: the Womanist House, the Malcolm X House, the Lighthouse (welcoming “open-minded Christians”), the Women of Color House and houses designated for Asians and Latinos, just to name a few, according to the lawsuit.
Under another housing option, Wesleyan’s Office of Residential Life invites gender-confused students who identify themselves under the umbrella of one or more of the 15 alternative sexualities to join a house embracing everyone but heterosexuals.
This campus residence is called “Open House,” which welcomes each of the 15 groups represented by the acrostic “LGBTTQQFAGPBDSM.”
As regards the ‘GILBERTS’ (as Town-Hall Columnist Mike Adams calls them), I had my own strange encounter with this phenomenon, while waiting for entry in to the Public Gallery in Former Frisco Judge ‘Von-Wanker’s’ Courtroom at the end of the Proposition 8 Trial.
While the proceedings were so farcical a scam of Audience Participation (Boos, Cheers, Catcalls, Hooting…) designed to intimidate the witness, Von Wanker presided over the chaos like a Circus Ringmaster giving his final show…
Although the standards of behavior would have been an insult to the professionalism of Circus Workers.
Anywayyy… While waiting in line in the hall outside the courtroom I overheard a conversation between an older and younger Womyn, when the older one asked if the younger was there representing Dykes?
Almost ashamedly the younger women had to admit that she was ‘rigidly narrow linear and unbending = straight) and sounded apologetic about it…. Until she brightened a bit and added on that she was ‘Questioning’, as if that limited her liability for the hated hetero-patriarchy.
MIchael McDermott lies when he says there were cheers, catcalls and hoots during the Prop 8 trial. I was there, I saw every part of that trial except opening arguments. If his side hadn’t cried its way to the Supreme Court to block the broadcast of the trial, as the Judge requested, or allowed the tapes to be released after the trial, we would actually be able to prove that point.
When did lying for Jesus become so fashionable?
I personally impeached Obama long ago he is not my president… just like what the leftist kept saying about Bush… and I am not fan of him
Oh my goodness – The Truth I have spoken has been challenged by an Anonymous Homosex Harpy, again.
Too bad the poster is too craven to even identify themselves Or their position if any within the Catholic Church – but then cowards take the cowardly way out, and the Gaystapo are naught if not cowards.
I agree with you Debbie, the prideful sinners may think they have outsmarted God or caused Him to give-in by their unrelenting defiance; but wait until their last judgement! Their pride is intuitively obvious not having a care for St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.The painful fires of hell are for eternity. The proud homosexuals also failed to mention that HIV and AIDS thrives in the homosexual community. I wonder how many people will die of AIDS this year because of their homosexual relationships? We need to pray that God will have mercy on their souls.
YFC, Please kindly explain to us after all the unholy, scandalizing, events in the last 40 years, changes in doctrine defined by Paul VIth and JPII countering previous papal encyclicals, and the loss of millions of faithful world-wide, how the V2 Council can be sacred? Look at the facts, the demise of the church to protestantism if you are old enough to remember what it was like before-V2. For example it is a fact recorded in historical records (check out once Jesuit Georgetown University) that 10s of thousands of priests and nuns left their RC religious vocations after V2. All of these good holy devout people suddenly left. They didn’t betray their RC Church, could it be V2 betrayed them? One of the two priests I loved in my hometown parish of about 400 parishoners left and later married a woman. (Yes 2 sometimes 3 priests assigned to our parish of just 400 souls in pre-V2 days!). Perhaps they could not follow the protestantized V2 Church anylonger?
Please do try to answer this question and not change the subject or avoid it:
Using a little common-sense, and facing real-world facts of the apostacy (widespread loss in RC faith *) due to the V2 Church the last nearly 50 years, please justify how Paul VIth and JP II could be declared saints when the disintegration of the RC Church started and plummeted under their reigns.
* (Documented statistics show only 25% of V2 members in the USA go to weekend services weekly and only 2% of V2 members in Europe go to weekend services weekly! Again checkout Georgetown University).
He never was POTUS to me. I didn’t need to impeach him. I could see through him from the very beginning that he didn’t love this country. His whole campaign was hope and change. One doesn’t love something if they wish to enormously change it, especially in its fundamentally good character. Small changes, that right what is wrong are naturally acceptable considering what the consequences will become, but widespread changes of great magnitude that he wanted (without really revealing his full extent of evolutionary socialist conversion plans to the voters) and the little things he did, like not respecting the pledge of allegiance, not putting his hand over his heart at the singing of our national anthem, not willing to wear an American Flag on the lapel of his suite, and many of he and his (now maybe unsignificant other’s) unappreciative comments rather than gratefulness to our country and most importantly to our God, clearly gave me insight, he was not worthy to become the POTUS. You know he still has his personnel records sealed and protected, unlike presidents of the past. What is he trying to cover up, that he is not a naturalized American citizen? That he is a citizen of Kenya, or that he declared dual citizenship, or even a non-affiliation to get a free ride American university education? IF so, that means according to our laws, he is not qualified to be the POTUS!
He is not qualified to run a hotdog stand outside Yankee Stadium….