Potty War-A Continuing Series

Thursday, June 2, AD 2016

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Paul Mirengoff at Powerline brings us the latest development in the Potty War:

 

 

Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned over the ACLU’s position on who can use which public restrooms. The resignation occurred after her two daughters were traumatized by encountering men in the women’s restroom. Dillard Smith explained:

I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered. My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.

Dillard Smith complained that the ACLU has become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights” and that the “hierarchy of rights” the ACLU chooses to defend or ignore is “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.” Further expressing her disillusionment, Dillard Smith stated:

I understood it to be the ACLU’s goal to delicately balance competing rights to ensure that any infringements are narrowly tailored, that they do not create a hierarchy of rights, and that we are mindful of unintended consequences. I believe there are solutions that can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent.

Unfortunately, as she has learned, Dillard Smith’s view of the ACLU bears little relation to reality. The ACLU’s goal — like that of the LGBT movement — is to shove a radical agenda down the throats of the American people, not to balance rights and find reasonable accommodations.

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  • And the left wonders at the popularity of a Donald Trump.

    The edict mongering whore infesting the White House has ushered in parasites to his liking and Americans who believe in Jesus Christ and abide in the Holy Bible are going to just sit this one out?

    Trump may eventually become worse than the current Muslim in Chief, but for folks to demand change because of this ongoing overreach and support a Trump tells me that the American people, less the mindless left, are fed up, sick and tired of political correctness.

    My guess. Just a few steps away from civil discord, that’s what the crackhead and chief have lead us to.

    His name will go down in infamy.
    Just a turd in a suit.

    As for this insane toilet trash?

    Carry your gun. Legally that is.
    A disturbed man who can’t control his desires or distinguish between what sex he is, is a ticking time bomb. Mental illness might be okay with Obama but to hell with him if he doesn’t see the writing on the wall.
    We will protect our own, at ALL Costs.

    btw. I wouldn’t wish my worse enemy to go to hell. They, however, make their own choices to go. Obama’s made his choice. Bastard.

  • “When it comes to the Potty War, I suspect that the left is beginning to encounter meaningful pushback.”
    .
    What would Phinehas in Numbers chapter 25 do to protect his mother, sister, wife or daughter?
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    What would Mattathias in 1st Maccabees chapter 2 do?

  • All it takes is a child. The supporters of the Obama initiative are all young, single and dumb. But the vast majority of Americans with wives and children won’t stand for the nonsense.

  • I bet she wouldstill vote for Oblambu if 3 terms were legal. ACLU; The American Communist Liars Union.

  • It explains how the USA got stuck with eight years of Obama and many don’t see how bad he made it. It may give us eight years of Hillary.
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    Anybody that thinks that mentally-ill men have the basic, unalienable (a right from God, not the Declaration or Constitution) human right to pee in the girls’ bathrooms is wildly insane. And, the lying. idiots of the media are the biggest cheerleaders of this madness.
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    Yesterday, Trump was only 50% right with his insults to the media. They are twice as bad as he said.

  • The media is criminal.
    Shame on these punks that spin more than whirling dervishes.
    Shame these imposters that claim fair and balanced non-biased reporting. Shame on them.

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  • The so called most progressive people think that there is discrimation if males are not permitted to use famales’ bathroom. They believe that every one has body,limbs and genitals and so if one looks at others it is in order. When so much freedom is allowed in western nations which claim to have civilization the use of bath rooms by any sex should be encouraged and let there be nothing hidden. It is a philosophy and some are votaries of the new ideas.

  • A civilization whose govering elites are incapable of discerning and declaring what male and female is has come to its conclusion.. A civilization showing for this degree of absurdity has shown itseld to be decadent beyond long-term viability. If we do not reverse course fairly quickly by sidelining these people from all positions of leadership and governance we will be witnessing frightful times ahead.

    It ALL started with abortion, when people trumped truth and told us what was and wasn’t life; then marriage; now sexual differentiation. It will never end.

  • Every single thinking sane person who is upset about this insanity and all the other insanities of this off-the-wall adm. need to get out and engage their liberal friends and family members in conversation about the election. Prepare wisely and sharpen your skills. Or else the price we pay is that we will descend as a nation into much darker places. Don’t think it can’t happen here. Observe our descent since the Clintons and Obamas ramrodded their unconstitutional agendas down our throats. We are on the edge of an abyss.

  • “It will never end.” No, Jam Bo, it will end. You already gave the answer: “A civilization whose governing elites are incapable of discerning…has come to its conclusion.. A civilization showing this degree of absurdity has shown itself to be decadent beyond long-term viability. If we do not reverse course fairly quickly…we will be witnessing frightful times ahead.” But those times WILL end too.

  • Charlotte.

    Good advice regardless of the outcome with liberal family members. At the very least you did your due diligence. If by chance and God’s grace they are turned you’ve accomplished much.

    TomD.

    I agree with you.
    The tragic times will end too!
    Abortion will be looked upon as just one depravity of many from an ugly past.
    I mention to others that this time is meant for you and me. This is our time to be NON conforming to the age. We stand up and out from the P.C. crowd because we’ve been chosen for this exact time and this exact place. Chosen to live the Gospel messages regardless of poor teachers that find Mercy in adherence to sinful activity. We are not bought and paid for by any governmental assistance or tax advantages.
    We are property of Christ the King.
    No edict nor popular fashion will win our hearts. Only Truth will WIN.
    In the end the Immaculate Heart of Mary will Triumph.

Casualties of the Sexual Revolution

Wednesday, May 7, AD 2014

 

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One of my favorite conservative sites is No Pasaran, a conservative site from France in English that often has very illuminating posts.  Below we have a section of a post by Erik discussing the costs of the sexual revolution:

 

 

The “harmless” leftists also brought us such cultural wonders as the sexual revolution, which is supposed to be a giant leap forward against a society of old-fashioned taboos.
Is that all that the revolution has brought us? Is it only all that is good?
We now live in a society where kids asked for directions run screaming from a stranger’s car because the driver was a man; where later London mayor Boris Johnson was once asked to change his seat in an airplane (in an airliner!) because the flight attendants did not want to seat a lone-traveling boy next to a singly-traveling man; where kids in French parks are forbidden to speak with any adult (certainly with any adult male) although they are their in classes of dozens running around on the grass and supervised by a number of teachers; where  over 600 mall visitors walked by two lost- and “utterly forlorn”-looking girls in a Daily Mail experiment, ignoring them because they were afraid of being labeled a pedophile; and where males are no longer trusted to be in the teaching profession. Says Good Morning America’s Susan Donaldson James:

“It’s very hard to change the suspicion of men who are going to  elementary education when there are so few of them,” [said Massachusetts psychologist Michael Thompson, co-author of the groundbreaking 2000 book “Raising Cain,” which argues that society shortchanges boys].  “Schools ask me to talk to men on their faculty and when I sit with them behind closed doors, they say the moms look at them like potential  pedophiles. 
 
“If they are too nurturing or a mother comes in and sees a teacher  reading in a chair and the child is leaning against the teacher or  cuddling him, they freak out,” he said. “Men tell me they only have to  look in the mom’s face to know what they are thinking.” 

The professor adds that

as I’ve noted before, is that if you watch old movies, or even cartoons, it’s regularly  assumed that adult males have nurturing instincts. Only in our  supposedly progressive era are men reduced to cardboard cutouts  dominated by lust and Mammon.

This is the mighty good that the sexual revolution and its good riddance to taboos have brought us: where no one trusts anyone, where every neighbor is a predator, a pedophile, or suspected of being one, if “only” potentially. Or, almost just as bad, a wife-beater or a father with no love for his children, who deserves to have his wife divorce him, his family broken up, and himself left as destitute as possible. (You will notice that the “culprits” most often are men, who are part of the gender most associated with — dare we speak the truth without hysterics breaking out? — a spirit of independence, not giving in, and resistance to the authorities.)

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  • This is another example of that saying you quoted the other day, Donald: those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. The prophet Hosea’s whirlwind is coming upon us.

  • I recently read Paul Among the People (http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Among-People-Reinterpreted-Reimagined/dp/0385522576/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1399472827&sr=1-1&keywords=paul+among+the+people) which sets Paul’s writing in the historic setting of the morality of the pagan ancient world. She writes that predatory sexuality in all its forms was so common that parents of freeborn children had to keep a constant eye out for men who might try to deflower their young boys and girls. Pedophiles would pose as tutors and try to get hired by families of attractive young men, gaining the trust of the family. Sound familiar? This is not a new problem. Christian sexual morality, while difficult in some ways, provided peace from this constant anxiety.

  • Kyle Harper covers much the same ground.

    It should be added that the problem wasn’t pedophilia, per se, so much as seducing the free born. That’s what slaves were for.

  • Mrs. Zummo: That is very interesting, especially since the progressives like to think themselves “modern”.

  • According to the Sibylline Oracles, written in the late 2nd – early 1st century BC, “Jews are mindful of holy wedlock, and they do not engage in impious intercourse with male children, as do Phoenicians, Egyptians, and Romans, specious Greece and many nations of others, Persians and Galatians and all Asia.”

    The Lex Scatinia was enacted for a reason.

  • And that reason was so that the sons of Senators wouldn’t be used in the same manner that the Senator used his slaves.
    Just to be clear.
    If I have a point, I suppose it’s that our civilization, neo-pagan though it’s become, still has enough Christian influence written into it’s DNA, so to speak, that it’s not paleo-pagan –yet.

  • Sexual revolution, indeed. It did nothing but to expand bad sexual behavior, spread sexually transmitted disease, create a so-called “demand” for abortion and has led to sodomy being a “right”.

    There is a children’s cartoon that shows up on Nick on Saturday mornings, The Penguins of Madagascar. I won’t go into all the details, but the leader is a penguin who considers himself to be a gung-ho commando. One of the penguins was inventing a time machine. The leader, Skipper, wanted to go into the past and “slap some hippies”.

    I let my kids watch that cartoon whenever they want.

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  • Pasaran! I like strong offense stance summed in their chosen moniker in the defense of civilization. Makes me think of Monty Python “None Shall Pass!” 🙂

  • I heard a priest say a few years that it was difficult to go out clerics or a roman collar because the left had so successfully imposed the lie that priests are dangerous. Part of mainstreaming the so-called revolution is making people believe in the ubiquitousness and power of sexual behaviors. That’s why the Kinsey picture is perfect for this post.

Raquel Welch and CS Lewis

Sunday, May 9, AD 2010

When I was growing up in the late Sixties and early Seventies the number one sex symbol going away was the actress Raquel Welch.  What little I had heard of her opinions seemed to be those of a conventional Hollywood liberal.  Therefore I was shocked by this column she wrote for CNN on the anniversary of the invention of the birth control pill:

Margaret Sanger opened the first American family-planning clinic in 1916, and nothing would be the same again. Since then the growing proliferation of birth control methods has had an awesome effect on both sexes and led to a sea change in moral values.

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  • Putting these two quotations next to each other was a stroke of genius. Many thanks!

  • Amazing how these two different kind of people’s opinions could be brought together in agreement.

  • Divine Wisdom as it’s best…Thank You…GOD!!!

  • “‘I know one thing you don’t. I know the difference between right and wrong. They didn’t teach you THAT at school.’

    Rose didn’t answer; the woman was quite right: the two words meant nothing to her. Their taste was extinguished by stronger foods – Good and Evil. the woman could tell her nothing she didn’t know about these – she knew by tests as clear as mathematics that Pinkie was evil – what did it matter in that case whether he was right or wrong?

    ‘You’re crazy,’ the woman said. ‘I don’t believe you’d lift a finger if he was killing you.’

    Rose came slowly back to the outer world. She said, ‘Maybe I wouldn’t.’

    ‘If I wasn’t a kind woman I’d give you up. But I’ve got a sense of responsibility.’ Her smiles hung very insecurely when she paused at the door. ‘You can warn that young husband of yours,’ she said, ‘I’m getting warm to him. I got my plans.’ She went out and closed the door, then flung it open again for a last attack. ‘You be careful, dear,’ she said. ‘You don’t want a murderer’s baby,’ and grinned mercilessly across the bare bedroom floor. ‘You better take precautions.’

    Precautions. . . . Rose stood at the bed-end and pressed a hand against her body, as if under that pressure she could discover. . . . THAT had never entered her mind; and the thought of what she might have let herself in for came like a sense of glory. A child . . . and that child would have a child . . . it was like raising an army of friends for Pinkie. If They damned him and her, They’d have to deal with them, too. There was no end to what the two of them had done last night upon the bed: it was an eternal act.”

    (The inimicable Graham Greene, Brighton Rock)

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Was Something Different in the 60s and 70s?

Tuesday, April 20, AD 2010

Given some of the discussion on John Henry’s post yesterday about the timeline of the abuse scandal, I wanted to do a bit more digging into what the actual statistics of the scandal are.

At the NY Times website, Ross Douthat had written:

There’s no way to be completely certain about this, and clearly there was abuse in the church, and horrid cover-ups as well, going back decades and centuries and more. But the John Jay data suggest that something significant really did shift, and escalate, in the years around the sexual revolution.

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  • This is the kind of work that is extremely helpful.

    What would be interesting would be to check the level of supervision in young clergy, and the living associations of older priests. A cleric living in a house of several clergy might have fewer opportunities to engage in addictive behavior. In addition, the community life in a pre-conciliar rectory may have helped some guys steer clear of potential addictions or problems later in life.

    Today among priests I know in many dioceses there is a renewed understanding of the need for support, community, formation, and the spiritual life. This has probably contributed to the better health of clergy over the past few decades and the generally high levels of satisfaction within the priesthood.

    A caution about attributing too much to the alleged moral decay of the 60’s and 70’s. Many outwardly moral people have stumbled on serious immoral trespass in their hidden lives. Addictions can trip up the most moral, the most talented, and the most admired persons. We need look no further than professional sports or musicians or actors to many talented and disciplined people fritter away their lives.

  • In addition, the incidence of abuse of females did not change as dramatically as did the incidence of the abuse of males

    Anyone got an explanation for that one?

  • I remember listening to a tape by Father Benedict Groeschel a number of years ago entitled something like The Real Scanbal in the Church. I didn’t put it in quotes because I am unsure that this was the title. He seemed to date serious problems with a homosexual underground of sorts in the seminaries back in the early fifties.
    Just mentioned as a point of corroboration…

Dads Need To Make a Comeback

Thursday, March 18, AD 2010

As my daughters get closer and closer to the age of temptation and exploitation- I am ready now to stand up to the dominant culture of casual sex- I don’t know when it was that Dads abandoned their daughters to the so-called sexual revolution- but I’m the Dad now and the girls-as-sex-objects mainstream culture is the Enemy- I’m not abandoning my girls -not now, not ever.

I will be posting more such helpful videos which I am using in my high school religion classes- we must get the word out through the teen ranks. Our young people are being tossed to the wolves into a mass media culture that celebrates porn/womanizers/pimps as comic figures/cougars and other soul-numbing influences. In my own lifetime, I’ve seen the damage done from the Playboy to Penthouse to Hustler to Anything Goes Internet Porn downward spiral.  I am looking to start a movement of Dads to begin protesting outside the ubiquitous strip clubs- to claim some public space where real men educate the public about the real dignity of women. If we don’t want our daughters to grow up to be  perceived as mere sex objects, then we need to evangelize the Culture.

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